Although I love the water and hang my hat in South Florida, I don’t know much about deep sea fishing. I love my kayak and SUP, but I don’t even have a fishing pole. Knowing that I am not alone in being a fishing novice, I’ve asked peer travel writer and fisherman, Walter Barrington, to share with us his deep sea fishing tips.
So, let’s go fishing, Walter!
Deep sea fishing has experienced a boom lately, and no wonder given the host of new shows highlighting this thrilling sport. If you are interested in giving deep sea fishing a try, these tips will help you make the most of your fishing adventure.
Bring the Right Gear for the Fish You’re Hunting
What type of fish you are going after? This is a vital question since there are different species of fish that live out in the deep seas, you need to decide on what type of fish you are interested in going after so you can bring along the right gear. If you do not have the right gear for the specific type of fish you are going after, your odds of catching the big one are greatly reduced!
How to Locate the Fish
If this is your first-time deep sea fishing, you will need to leverage technology so you can easily locate the fish given the vast size of the ocean. There is technology utilizing sonar that will help you find fish that are hiding under the water. If you are not familiar with this technology, you could enjoy a deep sea fishing charter and let the experts take all of the guesswork out of the process.
One of the most important skills you will need to develop is patience when fishing. We have seen videos where a person is reeling in a monster fish but what those videos do not show is the amount of time it took to land the fish! Fishing teaches patience and that you have to be ready to seize the opportunity when the fish latches on.These skills are transferable to life so parents really should consider teaching their kids about fishing.
Try Different Types of Bait
While you should always listen to advice given by fishing experts, once you have gathered some practical fishing experience you will want to start trying various types of bait to find out what works best for you. Experimenting with different types of bait may help you stumble upon a way to land even more fish plus it is fun just to experiment.
Fish at Different Times of the Day
Since you are deep sea fishing you do not have to wait for the tide to come in to fish. Something that you should do to maximize your chances of success is to try fishing at various times of the day, starting with early morning and later in the day. There are certain times of the day when fish are more likely to feed than others. Also the daylight will have a direct impact on the effectiveness of your lures, if you are using lures to attract fish.
By following these tips and going out on a few deep sea fishing charters, you should be able to make the most of your fishing opportunities.Start implementing these tips and everything will surely go your way.
**Post contributed by peer travel writer and avid fisherman, Walter Barrington.**