6 best bank fishing hacks to catch fish from shore.

1) Build a depth finder with a fishing tackle and a water bottle. Carp fishermen call this a marker float. Marker floats allow you to measure the water depth while bank fishing. You can buy marker floats for measuring the water depth from the bank at http://www.bigcarptackle.com/tackle/marker-floats or you can build your own marker float. DIY marker float.

2) Cast accurately to the same spot every time while fishing from shore. Using a line clip to cast accurately is nothing new. You can also use distance sticks (Two sticks driven in the ground 10 feet apart) to measure the distance to a given location out in the water, then record the distance, mark your line and hit that spot every time you come back to fish.

3) Protect your fishing line from wind and boats (Make your own back lead). You can buy professionally made specialty back leads at http://www.bigcarptackle.com/tackle/leads/leads/fox-edges-downrigger-backleads-3-pack or you can make your own with a paperclip.

4) DIY free rod holder – never lose your rod. A straight smooth strong stick is all you need while bank fishing.

5) $8 live well from IKEA. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80099224/
Keep your bait and catch alive, cool and aerated while bank fishing with a collapsible laundry basket from IKEA.

6) Get rid of fish smell with a bottle of Windex glass cleaner.

For more fishing tips and tricks to catch fish from the bank check out our website at www.CatsandCarp.com and don’t forget to subscribe to the Catfish and Carp YouTube channel.

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33 Comments

  1. Joss Cues

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I liked the depth finder, a plastic bottle and lead weight. 🦈

    Reply

  2. v0d3r

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Walmart sells collapsible laundry baskets like that for like $4.

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  3. J.J. K.

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    when u spray that ammonia on the net thing dont u end up eating some of the ammonia when u use it again even if washed it could be on it?

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  4. Kenny Kinnee

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Bait live well is only 99c at the dollar or 99c store for same one

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  5. apsitively

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    If you care, ammonia is pretty toxic. Thanks for the other hacks though.

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  6. Lol

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Lukes videos are the best 👌🏼

    Reply

  7. skate metal

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Or you could just fish . This is all pointless for me

    Reply

  8. MrMcBonkers

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Just moved to Richmond Va. Any good locations you know of?

    Reply

  9. Fa M

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you

    Reply

  10. Sue Nelson

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Good tips!

    Reply

  11. Rudy Blah

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Tooth paste works great

    Reply

  12. prince vegeta

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I'm kind of mad that I didn't find your channel sooner all of the tips are super helpful thank you

    Reply

  13. Abel Jimenez

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    You should make a small – medium sized freshwater fishing book on everything you know. I would buy it and im sure many new fishers would too. Ive been watching your channel and ive learned so many things i had to take notes because i just started fishing and dont want to forget because i will, but i have to say your channel is worth so much to me as im begining fishing. Thanks for sharing so many things.

    Reply

  14. john coffey

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Fishing macgyver

    Reply

  15. MåcGyver

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Uhhh, you do know ammonia is TOXIC!?

    Reply

  16. Jim J

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    windex hack is genius!!!

    Reply

  17. debeyes

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Good tips Thanks 4 posting

    Reply

  18. carp and trout fishing show

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    My. Favorite fish is a carp

    V

    Reply

  19. mit the great

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    ive been fishing in black river south carolina i use live shrimp and everything else but i cant catch anything its like the fish aren't there any tips

    Reply

  20. jack worster

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Many company's sell those metal soap bar things to remove fish smell. They do work but what they don't tell you is they are simply stainless steel. A spoon from your kitchen will achieve same effect…

    Reply

  21. Jose Loves Tamales

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Late but, toothpaste also helps remove fish smell off hand

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  22. Geoffrey Rogers

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I will definitely have to try the homemade depth finder because one of the farm ponds I fish is on the downhill side of a field that they plow at least twice a year and on end has a lot of silt that has washed down, but on the levee side it has a nice depth, the owner says that it's 15' but they dug it out about 15 years ago, so it would be nice to know how deep it truly is. It would definitely help with the abandoned gravel pit too, I've actually used a crankbait that ran 11' and it didn't hit the bottom until I got closer to the bank. I definitely need to get my "IKEA" collapsible laundry bag, since even though I've been a stringer and then a 5 gallon bucket to bring a few home when I feel like eating fish for supper. I generally catch & release, especially the big ones and definitely if I happen to catch one off the bed. 99% of the time I will catch & release unless I'm catching a few for supper or if I happen to accidentally gut hook one and that if I release him, he would die.

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  23. SewLambitious

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    GREAT Video! Thank you!

    Reply

  24. Rather B Fishing

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks! I use Simple Green

    Reply

  25. bacchu27

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Very nice diy marker float!

    Reply

  26. Fishing Crazy

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks I'll use this info

    Reply

  27. Todd Piercey

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I always wondered what that line clip is for. Thanks man!

    Reply

  28. chen joseph

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    smart!

    Reply

  29. Michael Zedrick

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    i love watching cats and carp on almost a daily basis. this video was awesome, i thank you for the tricks they're going to be fun to try out. i love the livewell idea. i never thought of it. Usually id use a 5gal bucket. Drilling holes and losing buckets starts to get a bit costly and irritating after a couple seasons.

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  30. Mr40tt

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    As always, brilliant Ideas, and very well presented.
    As you teach, you always seem to make fishing fun.
    “Although”, I must say that I most likely enjoy
    and have more fun fishing than other people who do not catch many fish.
    I appreciate and enjoy every bit of the learning process.
    Thank You from a “very happy and grateful Fisherman”.
    Note: I did not say “Catcher” Ha Ha

    Reply

  31. Inspector Steve

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Your keeping some really small fish. Don't you have size minimums to keep fish?

    Reply

  32. Irenio Salazar

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I have a hard time getting the smell of chicken liver off my hands 👎

    Reply

  33. Elijah Hess

    March 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Barbasal shaving cream is also really good at getting rid of fish smell

    Reply

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