Tips For Saltwater Fishing

saltwater fishingSaltwater fishing is a term that refers to the method of fishing in the ocean. It can be performed on the shore, also known as surf fishing, on a pier, or on a boat – preferably a charter fishing boat. Saltwater anglers can choose between artificial and live bait. The decision as to what type of bait is used depends on the kind of fish that the angler is trying to catch. States and countries bordering an ocean or those that have inlet rivers with high levels of salinity offer saltwater fishing. Some saltwater fish are great fighting fish like marlin and tuna. Saltwater fishing offers some of the best fishing experiences that an angler will have. The advantage of having a fishing guide like Captain Brian is that he knows the local area and can take you where the fish are biting.

Bluefish, cod, cobia, grouper, flounder, kingfish, jewfish, marlin, mackerel, redfish, sea trout, snapper, tuna, tarpon, striped bass, sharks, and pacific yellowtail are a few of the most common types of saltwater fish that are widely sought out by local fish enthusiasts in the Myrtle Beach area.. The kind of fishing tackle that is used depend on the species of fish that the angler is trying to catch. Saltwater fishing charters are actually a billion dollar industry in tourist spots. As a matter of fact, a charter is a wonderful way of getting some experience and learning some tips from an expert saltwater fisherman. Although they can be quite costly, you can have your friends go on a trip with you so can divide the cost.

Saltwater Fishing Tips

salt water fishingUsing the proper fishing knot – one of the best ways to ensure that you do not lose the next world record fishing is to make sure that you are using the correct knot. You need to know a fishing knot that can retain 100% of its strength when it is tied, and the bimini twist can do that. The proper knot can make a big difference between a big disappointment or a big catch. Because of this, we highly recommend that you always bring with you your saltwater fishing knot manual all the time.

Keep Live Bait In Good Shape

In case you are using the live bait then you have to make sure that it is good shape. You have to keep the bait away from direct sunlight and when you have aquatic bait such as minnows then you have to purchase a water bait aerator for the oxygen at a sufficient level. In case you do not have an aerator, then be sure that you change the water at a two-hour interval. Just like cool water, warm water can hold high levels of oxygen.

Consult With The Locals

You should ask the employees at a local tackle shop like Fish-On-Outfitters for more information about the area where you are planning to fish. They will have a good idea of the best methods and what is the best bait to use at that particular time of the year when you are planning to fish in. You may even want to think about joining an angler’s club in your area where anglers will get together to plan trips, share stories, and drink beers.

Look For The Sunken Structures

One simple way of snagging some monster saltwater fish to determine the kind of structure that they want to live in and then find those structures where you are planning to fish. You will find lots of resources online to find natural and artificial structures in your local area. Don’t pay for maps that promise to lead you to secret structures or locations. In most cases, you can find these structures for free if you just do your research.

Watch Your Leader

If you are using a leader then you have to watch out for the knot area wherein the line is linked to the leader. This spot and around a foot or more on top of it usually get damaged easily especially when you are surf fishing. You will want to get rid of frayed or any bad areas and then retie the leader. Don’t lose a huge catch just because you were too lazy to inspect your leader knot. Additionally, be sure to use a good quality leader.

Preserve The Experience For Others

One way to preserve the recreational and commercial North Myrtle Beach fishing in the future is to work together. You can use a circle hook when you are fishing to avoid causing injury to the fish. Don’t keep your catch out of the water much longer than the length of time you can hold your own breath. The slime that is covering the fish protects it from infection and bacteria so try your best not to remove the slime. Additionally, don’t forget to do catch and release, particularly in spawning seasons.

Protect Your Investment

You have to make significant investment if you want to have a good fishing tackle, especially if what you have is a good quality saltwater reel. Avoid getting into a situation where there is a need to have it replaced. It is also a great idea to soak your reel in a bucket that is filled with freshwater for two and four hours after fishing to make srue that you get all of the saltwater off your reel and line.

For more information, call Fish-On Outfitters.

Fish-On Outfitters
800 Sea Mountain Hwy
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 249-2600