How To See (And Catch!) More Fish When Sight Fishing
Fish with your eyes open.
That sounds pretty obvious if you’re sight fishing, right?
Well, you’d be surprised at how many times I’m out fishing with people and they miss fish that are right in front of us.
And because they don’t see these very catchable fish, and instead are looking somewhere else, they don’t catch as many fish as they could when they’re sight fishing.
Does that sound familiar?
In this video, I’m going to share some tips on how to see, and catch, more fish when sight fishing.
- How to tell if what you’re seeing is a log or a fish
- The weird (but effective) way to actually see more fish
- The main reason why people miss out on fish they should see
- And much more
Check it below.
How To Find More Fish When Sight Fishing [VIDEO]
The first rule of sight fishing is to look at what you can see.
If you’re looking 50 or 100 yards ahead, you won’t be able to see fish unless they’re tailing or hitting bait above the surface.
But if you look closer to you, you’ll be able to see fish swimming under the water and see way more fish.
So be sure to scan up and down and left to right.
When I was a lifeguard in high school and college we were taught not to look at individual people, but to just generally scan an area and look for anything out of the ordinary.
That’s exactly what you’re doing here.
The goal is not necessarily to see the fish, but to spot movement with your peripheral vision as you’re quickly covering ground with your eyes.
And then once you see movement, give it a closer look.
Now, if you’re having trouble deciding if something is a log or a fish, here’s a trick:
Look at something stationary near it, like a tree limb or a pot hole, and notice the thing in your peripheral vision.
If it’s moving, it’s most likely a fish, but if it’s stationary, it might not be.
This trick helps because if you stare straight at something, it can be hard to tell if it’s moving or not.
And finally, here’s one last tip: don’t overlook the fish right in front of you.
Sometimes the fish will be right below you, unspooked and willing to eat, so be sure to glance near your feet every now and then.
To catch more fish when sight fishing, keep your head on a swivel, look for movement, and don’t forget to look right in front of you.
And as far as lures go, I’ve caught loads of fish sight fishing with both the Slam Shady paddletail and the Alabama Leprechaun jerk shad.
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