I get it now. The key to the reeling part is that you have to keep reeling, but at a constant speed.
I HATE THIS GAME
even know its br i hate it bc its hard i get the reel in the middle it doesnt do anything
to catch the fish, you actually need to click the water, which makes the ripples appear. the bigger the ripple, the closer you are to finding the fish
the speed you have to reel is actually kinda fast as well
the game is a little confusing a first, but once you get used to it, its not too bad