The Variables of Fishing

The formula for fishing.

The variables that decide whether or not one will catch fish are numerous and varied. This is just a partial and likely ever expanding list of fishing variables…
Water Body
  • Temperature
  • Clarity
  • Depth
  • Current
  • Surface Conditions (Calm/Chop)
  • Structure/Bottom
  • Weed/Plant Life
  • Forage
  • Competition
  • Eutrophication (oligotrophic, mesotrophic, eutrophic)
  • Pollution
  • Acid/Basic
  • Local or microcosms (e.g. effluent from sewage treatment/ nuclear plants)
Weather
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Precipitation (Rain/Snow)
Techniques
  • Tackle
  • Line thickness/visibility
  • Bait
  • Lures
  • Speed
  • Depth

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