Lake Fishing

Lakes, relatively small inland bodies of mostly fresh water, offer some of the best fishing opportunities
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About Lake Fishing

Most people think of a lake as a relatively small body of fresh water, but actually the biggest of the lakes, such as the Salt Lake and the Great Lakes in the USA, lake Victoria in Africa, lake Baykal and the Caspian Sea in Eurasia (yes, it’s technically a lake) are bigger than some seas. The water in a lake can also be quite salty. In fact, some lakes, most famously "Dead Sea" on the Middle East, have such a high concentration of salt that fish can not survive in them. Those are, however, exceptions - most lakes have an abundance of fish. Fishing on a lake depends on the size of the lake. The smaller lakes, often called ponds, can be considered the property of the landowner in many countries; in this case, the landowner usually determines who, when, and how fishes these lakes. In many instances such lakes are stocked with fish for profit. A lot of fishing lodges and country hotels offer fishing in such lakes. Lakes that are too big to be encircled by property belonging to one owner are treated as common domain. A separate category are artificial, or man-made, lakes, created by crossing a river with a dam. They belong to the ecosystem of the respective river and typically share its fauna as well. Lakes typically host freshwater fish, especially those that thrive in stale water, likecarp or pike. Trout can be found in lakes as well, and some contain landlocked salmon. Isolated populations in lakes occasionally evolve into unique endemic species. The bigger the lake, the more variety of fish species it typically offers. On smaller lakes you fish from the shore, using hook-and-float, fly-fishing, spinning, or bottom-fishing techniques. Here the main peculiarity is in most cases the absence of current. Bigger lakes may require a boat, and offer a variety of conditions, including but not limited to inner currents and depth. On the biggest lakes, you can apply offshore fishing techniques.