Meadow Brook Game Farm features a variety of challenges for fishermen and sportsmen alike during the summertime. We have a 10-acre fishing lake on the grounds that is full of fish, including catfish, bass, bluegill and crappie. While these fish provide a challenge to experienced anglers, Meadow Brook Game Farm can also be a fun place for someone just learning.
Here are a few tips to help you catch each type of fish.
Larger catfish tend to only eat other fish, so you’ll want fish baits such as minnows or goldfish. Catfish can be caught a ton of ways outside of live bait, so look into using realistic lures as well. Smaller catfish are less finicky about food, so try different kinds of bait to see what’s working.
These fish can be a little tougher to catch since they are not that active and hide in thick cover. To catch them, anglers need to be able to lure the fish without spooking them. The top method is pitching and flipping, a way of casting a line with soft plastic bait that lands gently. Catching bass shows some of the real technical skill fisherman can have.
Bluegills tend to be somewhat larger, but are also scarcer. Because of their size, you’ll want a larger bait. Good-sized leaches, a handful of small worms or a large grasshopper are all possibilities, as these larger fish will only want to go for larger rewards. Catching bluegills also depends slightly on the season, they tend to be more active in the midsummer and stay lower during other parts, so if you want to catch one you’ll have to plan your fishing vacation for a set time.
Here’s a great trick to help catch these fish. Use a loop knot on your jig to give it more freedom when cast. That will allow the lure more movement which is sure to draw the attention of these fish.
Grab your gear and get ready for a fun time casting your fishing lines at the lake on Meadow Brook Game Farm in Tennessee. To learn more or to book your trip, give us a call today at 615-888-2411.