Mastering the Art of Shoreline Fishing

Derek Bierman   Sunday, November 06, 2005 9:03 PM

Think you could catch more fish if you had a boat? Daniel Nielsen dives into fishing tutorials from the shore. Might make you think again who has the advantage. Daniel makes the shoreline fisherman think twice before randomly selecting any lure. Learn how to pick the best lure, tie better knots, and catch just about any fish from the shore.

mastering the art of shoreline fishing

Angling success depends on how well an angler understands:

  • Fish Behavior
  • Forage Behavior
  • seasonal Influences
  • Structure
  • Water Dynamics
  • Terminal Tackle and how it affects Lures and Live bait presentations

Lets take another look at the boat anglers for a moment. The obvious reason for boat anglers success rates hasn't eluded me. Mobility is their main ace in the hole. The boat anglers take advantage of their mobility in ways that shore fishermen can't. They can, through this mobility , utilize presentation methods that enhance their catch rate. Trolling, slipping, anchoring or drifting are just some of the methods they can employ. Position is mobility in its most precise sense. It is also paramount to their success.

Its therefore no different for the shore angler, although the options for shore fishermen are fewer. Unless there is current present, drifting over an area can only be accomplished through wind aided slip float presentations.

Precision casting, be it with bait or artificial lure, is critical. Varying retrieve methods are also a must have for the shore angler. One thing I have learned over the years form fishing on shore is that versatility is, always has been and always will be, paramount to an anglers success.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Cornerstones
  • Chapter 2: Balancing your tackle
  • Chapter 3: General Fish Behavior
  • Chapter 4: Predator/Prey Relationships
  • Chapter 5: Subtle Dynamics
  • Chapter 6: Identifying Key Structural Elements
  • Chapter 7: Understanding Sand Pits
  • Chapter 8: Advanced Shoreline Principles
  • Chapter 9: Stream Dynamics
  • Chapter 10: Reading Contour Maps
  • Chapter 11: Color concepts
  • Chapter 12: Advanced Presentation Tactics
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re: Mastering the Art of Shoreline Fishing
11/24/2006 3:04:51 AM  Jason Miller says,

This book has some pretty good tips. How can I get in touch with the author if I have some questions?

re: Mastering the Art of Shoreline Fishing
11/29/2006 10:05:28 AM  Derek says,

You can email Dan Nielsen:

re: Mastering the Art of Shoreline Fishing
4/23/2007 11:51:45 PM  Frank says,

Sounds interesting--could you provide a sample chapter or maybe the table of contents? I would like to know more of what I am buying. Thanks

re: Mastering the Art of Shoreline Fishing
4/24/2007 12:47:01 AM  Derek says,

Hi Frank, thanks for posting the question! I tried to email you but it was a bogus email address (I hate spam too)! I added the table of contents to the page. Let me know if you would like more.

re: - As a photographer,
11/25/2015 1:45:33 AM  Timothy says,

- As a photographer, its hard to give up the cootrnl of the camera, hand it to someone else, AND be in the photo I am so happy I did. The pictures are outstanding!You are a wonderful photographer, Jenna.Beauty and humor, they have it all. Thank you.

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