I have always dreamt of being a fisherman but never had the chance to learn how to actually fish. My girlfriend knowing about this gave me a fish pole as a present for my birthday but I don't really know what to do with it 😂😂😂 Really, I don't even know what to buy to start fishing besides the pole. Where can I find a guide for a complete noob like me?
Your best bet for starting out is to visit locally owned tackle and bait shops. The employees and owners are usually well versed in local fishing information and know of guides and others that may be able to show you different rigs and fishing techniques.
If you can, hire a local professional guide a few times, consider it tuition but you will learn to fish your area. Check your paper or the bait shops for fishing clubs and when they meet. That is another good educational source.
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