Table of contents for Total Noob Beginners Fishing Guide
- The Fishing Rod: Parts & Terms
- The Fishing Reel: Types of Fishing Reels
- Terminal Tackle: All the Stuff on the Other End Your Rod
- Fishing With Live Bait
- Fishing With Prepared Baits
- Types of Fishing Lures
- Fish Anatomy
- Understanding Fish Senses
- Which Rod and Reel Should I Buy? – Your First Fishing Rod & Reel
- Two Knots You Absolutely Need to Know
- How to Assemble a Spinning Reel and Rod
- How to Load Line on a Spinning Reel
- How to Set the Drag on a Spinning Reel
- How to Cast Your Spinning Rod
- How to Find Fish
- How to Play and Land a Fish
- How to Keep and Clean Your Fish
Learning about fish in general is crucial to making you a better angler.
Most fish are cold-bloded vertibrates (meaning their temperature is regulated by their environment and they have a backbone.) They lives in either fresh or saltwater (sometimes both.)
Fish have gills during every part of their life cycle. They can breathe by pulling oxygen out of the water when the water flows through their gills as they swim.
If a fish has has any limbs (because believe it or not some don’t) they are shaped like fins. The body of a fish is, for the most part, covered with scales. Fish reproduce in different ways, but most female fish lay hundreds of small egss that are then fertilized by the male. The body of a fish is covered in a protective slime that serves to help it move more easly through water and protects it from parasites and disease.
* Note that the lateral line goes all the way to the tail on both sides of the fish.
Understanding fish anatomy terms will not only help you describe your fish intelligently with other anglers, but will also come in handy when I teach you how to clean one.Print This Post