This term may be confusing if you are new to fishing. “Cast and retrieve fishing” as the name suggests refers to the method in which the lure is cast out and then reeled back in. This method of fishing calls for the casting and retrieval motions to be continuous. You can use any type of lure, from a swimbait to a crankbait or a spinner. This method can cover a lot of water quickly. Having a good casting technique will ultimately allow for better lure presentation and retrieval.
Basics of Cast and Retrieve Fishing
The function of any kind of bait is to be tossed out into the water in order to attract fish. Cast and retrieve fishing is only a method in which that bait is thrown out or reeled back in. Every method of fishing involves the first and primal step of the fisherman casting the bait into the water. Once a fish is attracted to the bait, the fisherman then has to reel it back in and fetch the fish that is caught. However, in the case of casting and retrieving, the motions of fishing do not stop. They go on continuously as they cover more distance over a shorter period due to their horizontal movement.
How deep your bait goes into the water depends on the following factors:
- The speed of reeling in the bait
- The angle at which the fishing rod is held
- The design of the bait
Getting back the bait is tough at first, but it does get better once you get the hang of it.
When it comes to casting, you need to have enough space ahead of you and behind you so that nothing interrupts the way of casting the line into the water.
As far as retrieving is concerned you will notice that the kind of bait affects the method in which is to be retrieved.
You will need to keep experimenting with your retrievals, the depth at which you work and the speed as well. If the fish aren’t biting you may need to pause the lure as well, at times. Remember, a good angler always listens to what the fish want.
Steps to Cast and Retrieve Fishing
- Cast a lure into the water
- Let the lure fall to the depth you desire
- Retrieve the bait by reeling it in
- After a few seconds cast again
- Retrieve again, keeping the process continuous