How to Catch a Monster Fish

Jess KContributor IIIFebruary 27, 2012

All ardent anglers are always anxious to catch enormous fish, but this can be an arduous task.

There are so many variables to consider when catching a monster fish, so it makes it very difficult. Here a few suggestions to help you catch the monster you’ve dreamed about.

Before you begin fishing, you must do a little research and develop a game plan. No matter what species you’re after, there are certain things you should consider.

One of the most important items is the environment. Every species of fish has certain environments where they are most comfortable. Things that should be considered are water temperature, vegetation—or lack of vegetation—and places to hide.

If you’re fishing for predators like bass, musky or pike, you’ll need to look for areas where they can hide and ambush their prey. If your crappie fishing, trout fishing or bass fishing, you’ll want to find places where they can hide from their predators.

Once you’ve found a good environment, you’ll need to make sure there is plenty of food in the area. Using a fish finder will help you locate schools of bait fish. Generally, where there is food there is predators.

The fish finder will also let you know if there are big fish in the area. Today’s fish finders are very sensitive and can tell the difference between a school of bait fish and a couple of monster fish.

There is no better way to locate fish than with a fish finder.

However, finding a monster is only part of the battle; you must also be able to catch them. This is where having the right bait and the right presentation becomes important.

The live bait fish that have been caught in the area is one of the better techniques for catching monsters.