If you are into all things outdoorsy, fishing is a great way to spend time in nature and unwind. If you are going fishing for the first time, do not stress about not knowing all of the skills. Learning how to fish is not as hard as you may think.

As an avid outdoors enthusiast, Dean Buescher enjoys spending his free time out in nature – whether it’s camping, fishing, or skiing! Today he shares his tips for anyone going on their first fishing trip.

  1. Make sure you have all the basics such as a fishing rod, wire, weights, hooks, bobbers, and bait. Live bait like worms is usually the best way to catch fish. If you are going on a boat, make sure to bring a life jacket.
  2. Check to make sure it is legal to fish in the area you are going to. Sadly, you can’t just go up to any old place and start fishing – often times you need a license.
  3. Bring some buddies along. Unless you really need some peace and quiet, going with some friends makes the time more enjoyable.
  4. Patience is key. Even if you don’t catch anything, that doesn’t mean your fishing trip was a failure! You are still learning the ropes, so don’t be disheartened. Plus, even the best fishers can’t catch fish if there are no fish in the water. Spending time outside is fun on its own anyway.