How to Set the Hook in "Fisherman Trophies"

by Jon Stefansson

The "Freshwater Trophies" game lets you capture the fish of your dreams within a virtual environment.

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"In-Fisherman: Freshwater Trophies" is a PC-based fishing simulation game in which players attempt to land freshwater fish in a realistic fishing environment. Players choose their own tackle, including rod, hook and lure, and try to land fish by moving the mouse. Setting the hook is a vital part of landing a fish, as a poorly placed hook will slip out of the fish's mouth and the fish will swim away. Setting the hook is relatively straightforward and easy to master with practice.

Step 1

Start the "In-Fisherman: Freshwater Trophies" game and click the "Lure" button to adjust your tackle, including rod, line and lure. Your tackle setup will help you attract fish.

Step 2

Select a lure resembling the food your target fish normally eats to help increase the chance of a bite. Heavier lines are stronger and less likely to break while reeling in a large fish; light lines are harder for the fish to see and can be cast farther.

Step 3

Dangle your rod in the water and wait for a fish to bite. Click a location on the navigation map to move your boat to a different part of the lake if the fish are not biting in your current location.

Step 4

Quickly press the left mouse button when a fish bites to reel in the slack line. Move the mouse forward and backward to set the hook by moving your rod up and down. It may take a few tries to get right.

Step 5

Reel in the fish by controlling your line tension by continuing to tap the left mouse button and dragging the mouse forward and backward. A tension level will appear indicating the strain on the line: red means the line is in danger of breaking; yellow is a warning that the fish may throw the hook; and green means tension level is good.

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