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Reasons Why You May Not Be Catching Fish

Reasons Why You May Not Be Catching Fish

Fishing Fishing can be a challenge. Some days you might catch plenty, while others you barely get a nibble… if that! What are some reasons you might not be catching fish?

Weather Issues

Maybe it’s an “extreme weather day” and because of that, the fish just aren’t biting. When cold fronts move through a region, it’s not unusual to catch less fish… that said, if it’s a particularly chilly day, try fishing deeper, slower and with smaller lures.  The other extreme– particularly hot days– can mean fish aren’t in a biting mood; when that happens, it’s best to fish early in the morning or toward dusk, when the weather is cooler than it is at midday.

How about wind? Wind can help or hurt your fishing game. On very windy days, it can be hard to fish because you’re more preoccupied with your boat and the waves around it. In some cases, wind might actually aid you by pushing your boat into new areas quietly enough that you sneak up on fish. It can also help position baitfish. Now if there’s no wind, at all, try using finesse lures and/or topwater plugs.

Crowded Water

Here’s a problem: too much boat traffic. Fish are like people– they like to get away from crowded areas, too. Well, most fish, anyway– bass kind of like the heavily trafficked areas.

Wrong Lure

Oftentimes, you’re not catching fish because you don’t have the right lure. If you’ve been using one lure for a while and aren’t seeing results, switch to something different until you get good results. Similarly, if you’ve been fishing in one spot for a while and nothing’s happening, try moving to a new area.

How a Guide Can Improve Your Success Rates

Tab’s Sportfishing Charters out of Grand Haven, Michigan, helps people find and catch fish on Lake Michigan. So, if you’re having trouble catching fish and could use the expertise and help of Captain Tab and his crew on a guided trip, call and set up your adventure at 616-846-8945. Salmon and trout are just waiting for you to catch them, if you know where to go, when to go, and what bait/lures to use! Captain Tab would love to guide your next fishing trip.

Grand Haven is Named the Best Spot in Michigan for Fishing

Grand Haven is Named the Best Spot in Michigan for Fishing

If you’re currently planning to take a fishing trip to Michigan, Grand Haven is the place you want to be. While Grand Haven has long attracted both casual and hardcore fishermen from all across the country, the town is enjoying even more success this year thanks to a well-deserved distinction that it just earned. According… Continue Reading

What is Michigan’s Catch and Cook Program?

What is Michigan’s Catch and Cook Program?

Have you heard of “farm-to-table?” It’s a social movement promoting locally grown food to be used in local restaurants and school cafeterias. The idea is that the food doesn’t have to travel far from its source– so it’s fresher and, ideally, more healthy. Well what about fishing? Is there anything similar? How about the Michigan… Continue Reading

Things to Do in Grand Haven, MI

Things to Do in Grand Haven, MI

If you’re looking for somewhere to vacation this summer, Grand Haven, MI is a great place to do it. There is much to see and do in the city, especially if you enjoy the great outdoors. Check out just a few of the things you’ll be able to do when you take a trip to… Continue Reading

Interesting Facts About Lake Michigan

Interesting Facts About Lake Michigan

Tab’s Sportfishing Charters takes people out on Lake Michigan. If you ever wondered about the lake, you’ve come to the right place. Consider the lake’s history. It’s really old– formed during the last Ice Age. What we now consider Lake Michigan formed some 3,500 to 4,000 years ago thanks to glaciers advancing and retreating (and… Continue Reading

The Health Benefits of Fishing

The Health Benefits of Fishing

Tab’s Sportfishing Charters takes both beginners and experienced fishermen out on Lake Michigan to catch Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout and Brown Trout. What are some of the health benefits of fishing? Exercise For starters, fishing uses all sorts of body parts, including the shoulders, back, arms, core and legs. Fishing is… Continue Reading

Reasons to Try Trout Fishing in Lake Michigan

Reasons to Try Trout Fishing in Lake Michigan

Did you know that Lake Michigan is home to trophy-sized rainbow trout, lake trout and brown trout? It’s the kind of lake where records are made– some of the largest trout ever caught come out of Lake Michigan! Trout thrive in the pure and clean fresh water of Lake Michigan and its nearby streams, rivers… Continue Reading

What Makes a Great Fishing Guide?

What Makes a Great Fishing Guide?

If you’re planning on fishing in unfamiliar waters sometime soon or having trouble getting a grip on certain fishing techniques, you might want to consider hiring a fishing guide to help. However, before you do, find a reputable fishing guide to provide you with services. Here are a few of the things that make a… Continue Reading