The feeling of a fisherman who comes back empty-handed is not nearly as sweet. This article contains lots of advice and help you catch more fish.
Every good angler understands the importance of sharp hook. If it can scratch your fingernail when dragged across it then it is sharp enough to use. If it does no, you will have to replace it or sharpen it to catch fish.
Never go out fishing without first checking the weather conditions. You may also want to bring a radio beside you since weather is constantly changing.