Fishing Tips: How to Improve Your Hookset

When you've been working hard for a strike and then finally feel a fish hit, your instincts will probably cause you to reel in slack and yank back hard on the rod. But by doing so, you're dragging the fish instead of effectively setting the hook.

So, leave a little slack in the line before you set the hook. This will accelerate your hook faster and drive the hook home better.