Lake is a freshwater reservoir, and as a beginner, the lake is the best choice to fish from. In spring, the best time is around dusk; in summers, the best fishing time is early morning and late evening, while Southern parts of the US allow fishing all year-round.
Among the common lake, fishes are
Large mouth bass
Small mouth bass
Lake fishing is still water fishing, and lakes provide abundant food to the fish. The lakes are of two types,
Artificial-Man made Lake
Natural lakes are located near the headwaters of a river or stream and formed due to the melted glaciers, inactive volcanoes, and plate tectonics.
Natural lakes include freshwater, waterways and have less amount of sediments than artificial lakes. Some of the natural lakes in America are lake Erie, lake Michigan, lake Okeechobee, etc.
Artificial lakes are created by a man during mining or damming activity. These reservoirs are designed to bear spring rains and runoff.
The water level fluctuates much more than they do in a natural lake. Some of the American artificial lakes are lake Shasta, lake Sakakawea, lake Oahe, etc.
Fish types and techniques vary from natural to artificial lakes.Therefore, you must understand these tips and techniques that apply to the particular lake for better results.
When you plan to do natural lake fishing, look for high aquatic vegetation spots, such as reeds and lily pads. These are the best spots because vegetation provides sufficient oxygen and cover to ambush the prey.
Weedless spoons are one of the best lures for fishing in aquatic vegetation without getting snagged.
If there is no aquatic vegetation, look for the structures like logs or rock piles. You can use a heavier leader material that can withstand the abrasion.
For fishing in artificial lakes, you must be careful about edges, ledges, and drop-off because the deepest area of artificial reservoirs is the original riverbed or creek bed.
The edges and drop-off provide food so that you may find abundant fish here. Casting along the shoreline can also be an option.
When fishing in artificial lakes and you want the large mouth bass, use baits and lures that can work on the bottom near ledges or drop-offs. Plastic worms, lizards, jerk baits are good options to go with.
Now you have the basic techniques for fishing in lakes, what you are waiting for, pick the perfect gear and enjoy your fishing season.