Fishing is a sport that allows people to challenge one another to who can catch the most fish, who can catch the largest, and who can catch one particular kind of fish first. It is a great way to relax alone or with friends. You can venture out and have a great time down by the lake or on your personal boat. There are charters that can take you out into the ocean where you can attempt to catch huge fish rather than the fish along the shoreline which may only be a few inches long. Every natural body of water in the world has fish in it. The thrill is discovering what size fish is going to be on the end of your line. With that, there are some who may question what the world’s largest fish ever reeled in with a pole may be, because anyone can catch a fish that is small. However, not everyone is able to reel in the biggest one.

For those who love to fish in freshwater, there is a river where one man reeled in a very large stingray. The stingray ended up taking a couple of hours to reel in and it did take several people taking turns at it. It weighed an amazing 800 pounds and spanned 14ft. If a stingray is not what you consider a fish though, you should also know that there was a catfish caught that weighed 660 pounds. According to who you ask, it is also considered the largest freshwater fish in the world.

In saltwater, is it any wonder that the largest fish to ever be reeled in, just happens to be a shark? There have been two caught that are amazingly large. One which was captured in 1986, ended up being a Great White that topped the scales at 3,427 pounds. Before this awe-inspiring catch, the previous record was set in 1956. It was another Great White Shark that weighed in at 2,664 pounds. Each of these fish took a lot of effort to reel in, but they made record books everywhere.

When it comes to fishing, you never know what you will catch on the end of your line. That is part of the thrill. Some people are lucky enough to catch an extreme sized fish and it makes for a definite day to remember.

If you are a fisherman, chances are good, you are like most others in many ways. You all may have a favorite or lucky rod and reel set up, you may have particular lures or bait that you prefer to use, and you may also have a certain area that you go fishing in. Most fishermen are set up to either go fresh water fishing or salt water fishing and they stick with that area. In some cases, it is a choice that was made for them, based on their location and what others around them have always done. Others, choose to go fishing in a new body of water just to see what may make one better than the other. If you are dedicated to the other kind of water or you are just now getting into the idea of going fishing, you may be trying to figure out why some love salt water over fresh water fishing. If so, now is a great time to find out and perhaps explore your options.

Salt water fishing is the most versatile fishing in the world. There are more types of fish to catch, the fish tend to be much larger than freshwater fish, and there are an unending set of options on how you want to go out fishing. With saltwater fishing, there are charters that you can hire to take you out. There is also deep sea fishing where you are liable to catch extreme fish. Some saltwater fish are more aggressive when it comes to a battle when reeling them in. A lot of times, when you go salt water fishing, you need to use live bait or at least fresh bait. They do not seem as easily fooled as fresh water fish.

However, with fresh water, you are able to use lures instead of live bait, unless you are trying worms. This does make it cleaner. Fish are still decent sized. The catch is, if you are in an area that is fished all of the time by a large variety of people, you could easily end up losing the biggest fish to others and have to settle only for trout that is a few inches long. In short, you will never find a swordfish or a marlin when you go fresh water fishing. You will not have the opportunity to feel a shark tugging on the end of your line.

Fishing is one sport that people everywhere enjoy doing. It provides food and entertainment to anyone who takes part in it. It is one of the only sports that pits man against beast in a battle to see who is smarter. Fish that are blow the water’s surface must be willing to bite on the end of your line and you have to search blindly for them, waiting on them. To be good at this sport, you face a very hard challenge. This leads people to often ask, where is it easier to fish off of? A bank or a boat? Here is the answer.

For some, fishing from a dock, a river bank, or a shore is ideal. They have better luck fishing in these areas, especially during the early morning or evening hours. This is mostly due to the fact that fish sometimes go closer to the shore when it is time to eat. This is where they are more likely to catch insects or other items that they enjoy biting on. If you have the right lures and know how to slowly reel in, you can easily fool a fish into thinking your hook is an insect that is trying to flee.

However, with a boat there are also benefits. You have the option to cover more area and fish in other spots. This means if the fish are not biting in one area you may try another area just a few feet away and reel them in steadily. You can also do the same sometimes by simply moving from one side of the boat to the other. This is an option that you do not have when shore fishing.

In either case, timing is going to matter more than where you are when you are fishing. By choosing to fish at different times of the day, different areas, and in different weather conditions, you will soon figure out where your best fishing spots are. There is no one area or situation that will work for every person. This means that two people can be fishing in the exact same area and one have a lot more luck because their technique differs from their fishing companion.