Fishing Pond Tickfaw State Park

Fresh Water Fishing At The Tickfaw State Park Pond

Here’s a fresh water fishing tip for you. Get out of the sun and head for the trees along the bank of the pond. Fish love to hang out in the shallow water in the shade of bushes and trees. This is especially true during spawning season. So, when you are out on the pond, take some time to fish in the shade and increase your catch for the day.

Brim, Perch and Blue Gill Fishing

If you want to fish for brim, perch or blue gill fish, try using a light weight fishing line and a smaller hook. Try fishing in the shallows of the water like around marinas, coves or banks. Live crickets and earthworms are a favorite bait to use to catch this type of perch fish.

When perch fishing, it’s best to use worms for bait. Perch tend to be naturally attracted to these kinds of bait since they are found in their natural habitats. Fresh bait remains the popular choice, although artificial worms can land perch quite effectively.

Even though catching fish may be your top priority, you should do all you can to protect yourself from the sun. Apply sunscreen throughout the day, and wear a comfortable hat with a brim. It’s worth it to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays, although it may take a little time out of your day.

Bass Fishing Tips

Bass can be caught by using grubs. These tiny lures can help you catch some big fish. You can catch both smallmouth and largemouth bass using these lures. They are perfect for fishing highland reservoirs that do not have a large amount of coverage.

When fishing for large mouth bass, you should consider using spinner bait fishing lures to attract the most fish. Spinner bait fishing lures spin as they travel through the water mimicking small schools of minnows. This action attracts large mouth bass. The large mouth bass eagerly seek after minnows for their sustenance.

Catfish Caught On raw chicken livers, Worms, stink bait and hot dogs

You need to understand the sort of fish you wish to catch, and which kind of bait works best for them. A bream fish will prefer an insect, such as a cricket, though for example, catfish prefer raw chicken livers. If you’re fishing with bait or a lure which the fish has no interest in, you’ll walk away frustrated and empty-handed.

If you are looking for a good catfish bait with a more subtle smell than the classic stink bait, then consider casting out with hot dogs. Work just a chunk over your hook, cast it lightly then let it sink to the bottom and sit until you get a bite.

Rare White Catfish At The Tickfaw Nature Center

Now, you know how to get started in the fabulous past time of fishing. Fishing is something you can enjoy for the rest of your life. Once you begin, you will find yourself learning on your own and soon you will have your own favorite fishing spots and techniques to share with others. So, take the tips you’ve been given and get out on or by the water and give it a try.

The pond at Tickfaw State Park is the perfect fishing hole for the fist above. You can also take the main road all the way to the Tickfaw River and try your luck there. You may even see an alligator or two.