Rid Yourself Of Mosquitoes
Want to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes while out on the lake by your fishing trips?
Did you know that they hone in on your location because of your heat and perspiration?
Not only should you use a good repellent, but you also need to keep cool and avoid perspiring as much as possible.
You will notice that you get far fewer mosquito bites.
Taking Good Fishing Photos
It is important to make sure the fishing photos you take of the fish you catch are interesting, above all else.
Here are some pointers to make sure your fly fishing pictures turn out as striking to the eye as possible.
- Use trees, weeds, or rocks in the foreground and midground to lead the viewer’s eye to the fish in the picture.
- Use a wide-angle lens for close-quarters shots in order to take in more information.
- Photograph any people in motion – have them stretching way out to net the fish, etc. Pictures won’t show emotion, but you can indicate dramatic movement.
- Photograph the fish jumping by bringing it in. Let it rest for a while by holding it still and not letting it fight. Get your camera ready, and let it put on a show.
- For still pictures, put the fish on a plain background and have fishing gear nearby to indicate size.
- Remember that a filter cuts through the surface glare when photographing fish in the water. Very effective in photographing fishing coming into the landing net.
Fishermen are prime candidates for hypothermia. If you take into account the wind chill (especially in the winter months) – it can be deadly. You must wear several layers of clothing to retain your heat. Wear a wool cap, mittens/gloves.
Also, make sure your groin area and the sides of your chest that you should pad (a lot of heat is lost through these areas). Insulated boots are also a must.
Plenty of food and hot liquids are also a must. Chocolate is good for quick energy.
If someone has symptoms of hypothermia, make sure to cover him/her up with lots of blankets. Dizziness, disorientation, drowsiness and slurred and slowed speech are the first symptoms.
Times are so important, and if possible, start a fire to warm him (if not on a boat). Warm food and drink should be given, but no alcohol.
Avoid Skin Cancer
Outdoorsmen and particularly fishermen are at great risk of skin cancer. This one is obvious but needs to be mentioned.
Use sunscreen every morning, whether you go out fishing or not. Use a sunscreen that has a 15 strength will give you the best protection.
Be alert to changing weather. When a low-pressure system is coming, birds and bats will fly low to the ground.
Additionally, smoke from your campfire will stay near the ground during the onset of a low-pressure system.
When the smoke rises it is a good indication of nice weather.
Lastly, trees in the cottonwood family will show the undersides of their leaves when bad weather is coming on.