The top 10 fishing mistakes—and how to avoid them!

Top 10 Fishing Fails

Recognize any of these common angler flubs? Worry not. Our expert fixes will get you back on the fish

Illustrations by Dave Whamond

Every year, I get to fish with two very disparate groups of anglers. One includes highly effective pros, including some of the best walleye, bass, trout, muskie, pike and panfish anglers on the planet. The other group is made up of recreational anglers who just want to catch more and bigger fish. The differences in their approach to fishing are remarkable, as are the results at the end of the day. Let’s just say, the pros are pros for a reason. Still, we’re all guilty of sometimes making mistakes when it comes to fishing, but some are more common—and potentially more damaging to your chances of catching fish—than others. Here are the 10 baddest blunders I see anglers make, and how to overcome them. And I should know—I’ve made these mistakes myself.

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