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10 Tips for the Lazy Fisherman

We love to fish, and we love to chill out.

Being called lazy, especially for a fisherman, is kind of odd. There's hard work, dedication, persistence and other things that are basically required if you ever want to get good at fishing.TS-FishingTeam-Email

But then again, fishing almost is inherently lazy. I mean, technological advances are all about doing work for us. When it comes down to it, you can basically fall asleep while fishing, and only wake up during a few exciting moments. Things can move pretty slow, especially when they aren't biting.

So I guess we really are all lazy at one time or another. Here are the 10 tips for lazy fisherman like us!

10. Take a seat.

Why stand when you can sit?

9. Bring a beverage. 

All of that water can sure make an angler thirsty!

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8. Drift fishing.

Give the boat a break and your driving arm. Lean back, cast a line.


7. Munchies.

Bring a snack and stay out on the water longer. Don't let your stomach shorten the trip.

6. Bring a flashlight.

Not only can you find your way back after dark to fish longer, you can place the light beam on the water to draw fish in.

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5. Bring a bell.

No kidding, get a little bell to tie to your fishing pole so when you get a bite, you will get a dinner bell ring.

4. Fish with a friend who has a boat.

He can do all the work since its his boat, and you can fish.



3. Observe successful anglers. 

A quick casual conversation with them can yield the right bait, tactics and locations.

2. Fish for all species.

A good ol' worm can still knock em dead. Why just target one species?

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1. Shop the bait store.

One stop shopping for worms, minnows, snack foods and birthday presents.


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10 Tips for the Lazy Fisherman