Is fishing based on luck or skill?
Fishing lies somewhere along the continuum between skill-and luck-based activities. At one end we have things like swimming or chess: for any average human being it is hard to imagine that it would be possible to beat Michael Phelps in the pool.
Why is catching fish so hard?
If you see other anglers catching fish in the same area but you aren’t, then chances are you are using the wrong lure or bait. It’s important to switch up your lures and technique. Some fish, such as bass, are capable of learning fishing patterns. If you drop the same lure in every time, the fish may get wise to it.
Is there skill in fishing?
While the skills necessary to catch a couple fish might be easy to learn, they’re still skills and there are so many levels of competency within fishing. Like anything, with practice, training, and experience, one can get really good at fishing.