10 Sea Fishing Tips
Keep these 10 sea fishing tips in mind the next time you are out on a boat looking to catch some fish. Having a plan and some strategies will make your sea fishing trip more enjoyable and will enhance the likeliness that you catch tonight’s dinner.
- Learn to tie a good knot. Being able to tie a good knot, before you go on your sea fishing trip, will help a great deal in making sure your hooks stay on your line. Try the “Cats Paw Variation”, “The Common Snell”, or “The World Faire Knot”.
- Wear Sunblock. And, bring the bottle with you. No matter what your skin complexion is, no matter what time of year it is, you will get sunburned while sea fishing. The sun reflects off of the water like a mirror and magnifies the sun’s rays. If you are comfortable, then you will be a better fisherman.
- Bring a camera. You’ll want to be able to take a picture of your big catch and moments of your sea fishing adventure, to show off to family and friends.
- Decide on the type of fish you want to catch. Take into consideration the type of fish in the area of your deep sea fishing trip. Once you have decided on the type of fish have the correct gear. There are many different kinds of fishing rods, lures, and fishing line that are made for specific type of fishing. Bigger fish will require a bigger road, bigger lure or bigger piece of bait, and a thinker fishing line.
- Keep your eye on the horizon. This is a basic, yet very important tip so that you do not become sea sick and have to cut your fishing trip short. Being out on the sea can be very rough and large waves might not be expected, as well as the motion of riding these waves on a boat. Staying on the deck, rather than going below, and keeping away from any fumes will help with nausea.
- Look for the birds. A flock of birds flying about and dipping their beaks into water is a sign that there is bait in that spot. Where there are little fish, there are big fish trying to eat them. Get within casting reach of this spot and catch some fish.
- Look for the bait. When you see a school of little fish close to the top of the water, chances are good that larger fish are below them. You can often see these fish as the pop in and out of the water surface, causing little splashed. Also, yellow-tailed tuna like to swim with dolphins. If you see some dolphins, chances are there will be some tuna with them.
- Use chum for bait. If you are using live bait, keep the heads, tails, and blood when cutting the bait in a bucket out on the deck. The messier and smellier, the better. When you have a good amount in your bucket, simply dump it out behind the boat and watch for fish to start eating it. Cast your line and catch a fish!
- Bring a few large trash bags. You may need a way to carry your fish home after your deep sea fishing trip and a large garbage bag works really well. Not only is it inexpensive, but it contains the mess and smell very well. These garbage bags can also be used as ponchos if you suddenly find yourself in bad weather.
- Make clean-up quick and easy. A great sea fishing tip for after you’ve caught your fish is to put it in a cheap plastic storage container, like a Rubbermaid bin. This way, the fish will not slide around when you are trying to take the hook out and then you can put the cover over it and contain all the fishy mess.