Saltwater Fishing

Fishing in Saltwater

There will always be challenges when one decides to either fish in the river or in the open sea. The important thing to remember is to have patience while waiting for the fish and doing your best to catch it when it appears.

Before you start fishing you should check the State’s regulations to determine if a license is needed.  It helps to become acquainted with fishing regulations as they can vary from one state to the other.

The first thing one needs for saltwater fishing is a boat.  It can range from a simple rowboat to a yacht. The size of the vessel depends on how many people will join the trip.

For people who fish inshore, a 15 foot sailboat with a cuddy forward that can serve as shelter when it rains should do the job. The boat should not be heavy, but adequately sturdy, so not to be swayed by the action of strong waves or some bumps on the beach or rocks.

When fishing, one should always try the edges of the perimeter first instead of plopping bait or lure in the middle. This is because it will scare the other fish away. By using the sides first, one will have a better chance of catching unsuspecting fish in the middle.

The right time to start saltwater fishing is on the ebb tide. This should be during an early time of the morning to ensure the trip will be a productive one. This will put the tide in one’s favor and if the wind is light or not fair, this will also help in going home quickly.

The best place to start fishing is going to a fishing ground that is well known to the locals.

Many anglers who are too impatient move from one spot to another which at times causes these people to miss a hot spot. It is advisable to cast out a couple of times before moving on using different types of bait. This should be done from the shallowest to the deepest point.

Sharks in the area can disrupt people from catching fish. By pouring some fish blood on a paper towel or newspaper and rolling it into a ball then casting it overboard, sharks will follow the current and leave the area increasing the chances of catching fish.

Written by Glen Buchanan, Keep-Fishing, Saltwater Fishing.

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