Over the years I have wanted to become a multispecies fisherman, which is not an easy task at all. There is a lot of “everything” that goes into fishing for various species, everything from research, gear, tackle, seasons, the list goes on and on.
Here are some easy ways to start down the path of multispecies fishing:
1) pick your top two species you enjoy fishing for.
2) get fishing gear that allows you to use it for both species, example here is bass and pike, well a medium heavy and heavy action fishing rods give you lots of flexibility for these two species.
3) research these two top species, what habitat the are in, what they feed on, where to fish for them, pretty much the in and out of the species.
4) start fishing for both species on the same days, this will allow you to learn habits and see if you gear is doing a good job at the task at hand.
5) one you have some confidence with the first two species, look at others one by one and start adding them to the mix.
6) most important one of all, “FISH, FISH FISH” for these species over and over again, see if the long term interest ends up sticking around, you may find out you don’t enjoy fishing for some of them, then you can focus on others that may be more suited for you.
The AMFisH guy…