Chris writes:

Hi Mike,

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your stories of fishing. I am a complete novice with no fishing experience. Last week I caught my first Rainbow Trout after fishing all day long in a local lake. Your stories inspired me to learn what I need to know about fishing, especially "ocean" fishing as I love the ocean. If you have any advice on how I could learn to be a good fisherman, please let me know.

Thanks for a Great Website.............Chris

Ask-MikeStriper Mike's Answer:

Hello best advice to you is to totally immerse yourself into "what your trying to achieve"....if it is going to be the ocean..........then learn about tides and weather and structure by the shore and on and on....good fish will come as you become a better fisherman...not necessarily because you simply go fishing alot.............thanks so much for the compliments.