I have some tips for fishing.
I tryed them and they work.
To make a simple aerator so you dont have to spend so much money take a few pieces of a dry red clay flowerpot dropped into your minnow bucket every so often will keep your bait alive and frisky on a long trip. Oxygen bubbles escaping from the clay chuncks will aerate the water for several hours.
If you want your ordinary shiners to have a golden hue like a golden shiner, place some dried red onion skins in the water along with the shiners and let them sit for a few hours or overnight. The water as well as the shiners will take on the color from the onion skins making the shiners more attractive to game fish.
If you want to collect crickets so you dont have to spend that much money on buying them, try this.
Moisten and sprinkle a couple of peices of bread with some sugar and cover them with a piece of cloth or newspaper. Leave it out over night, and the next day, lift the cloth or newspaper and collect the crickets.
To locate springs try this.
If you own or can rent a aluminum boat on a spring fed lake. Take off your shoes and socks and go exploring barefoot in your boat. When your feet start getting cold, you have found the spring.
To keep your hook in the fish when it jumps out of the water try this.
When the fish jumps instantly lower your rod tip, giving slack line. When the fish falls back, it wont hit a taut line tearing out the hooks. If its headed for a snag dont try to turn it by applying pressure or tighting the drag. Again give it some slack. In most cases if the fish no longer feels any resistance it will stop running and turn away from the snag.