Backcountry Fishing

Can you tell me what backcountry fishing is?

Backcountry fishing is essentially when you fish in bodies of water that are nearly untouched or unpopulated by others.  Fishing in this manner is often very intense and fast-paced.  Even though the fish are typically smaller in the backcountry, the process can be a lot of fun.  However, one of the biggest drawbacks of backcountry fishing is the difficulty that anglers face in getting their gear into the backcountry.  Typically anglers will have a variety of tackle, plus supplies that will aid in surviving in the backcountry (such as food, tent, etc.).  There are a few things to keep in mind when going on a backcountry fishing expedition.  First, it is smart to take a rod and reel that you don’t care that much about.  Because backcountry fishing can be rough and rugged, you don’t want to run the risk of ruining a new or expensive pole.  Another thing to do is purchase a case for carrying your pole (if you don’t have one already). Not only do these make transporting your rod easier in the rough terrain, it also provides your pole with protection from branches and other elements that may damage it.  When it comes to tackle, in backcountry fishing, less than more.  Many anglers try to take their whole tackle box with them when traveling to the backcountry.  The problem with this is that dragging around a heavy box will quickly grow old.  As a result, you should narrow down your tackle and lures into just a few crucial ones that can be easily transported. 

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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