Onshore fishing has been a little off for you lately.
Not that you are struggling to find and catch fish onshore, but it has just become too monotonous and predictable for you.
You want to experience the unpredictability of the offshore fishing game. Right from the middle of the deep waters.
Unfazed, you really want to embrace the thrill and excitement of saltwater sports fishing that you have only seen on popular TV shows like Shark Men or Deadliest Catch, until now.
But the problem is, you are yet to find someone who can teach you how to go about it.
If so, then you have come to the right place.
Today, we will share with you some advice and tips to help you to get your first plunge in the ultimate fishing experience that which we master anglers call saltwater sports fishing!
So, let’s start with the very basic: the gears.
Saltwater fishing gears are many. However, since you are just starting off, you don’t need them all; you only need the essential gears.
Essential saltwater sports fishing gear include saltwater rod and reel, line, hooks exclusively designed for saltwater fishing, bait/lure, downrigger (depending if your targeting fish at the bottom) and life jacket.
The next thing you need to decide on is the fishing spot and when you want to go saltwater fishing. This decision would encompass many considerations such as your budget when it would be most convenient for you to go fishing and the type of fish you want to catch.
For instance, here in Cabo San Lucas, saltwater fishing is quite economical. The place is best known for marlin fishing and you can expect to catch a marlin at any time of the year except in the months of April and May. Besides marlin, you can also find other varieties of fish in Cabo.
You can ask for help from the gear shop from which you bought the gears, or you can even ask experienced anglers in your circle to guide you better. Local fishermen might also be willing to help.
Of course, don’t forget to carry supply essentials for your deep-sea fishing trip. Sunblock, sunglasses, food and water, these are the typical items that you’ll be needing for your trip. If you have rented a fishing charter, you might not need to carry these items at all.
Good companies provide on deck fresh food services and also the fishing equipment that you need for saltwater fishing. You can also avail their fishing crew services who will accompany you on your fishing trip and will provide you with all the necessary guidelines and information on how to make a solid catch.
Closing off, learning about saltwater sports fishing is a never-ending process. Even the experienced anglers can’t say they know everything about it. You are just getting started and now that you are finally into it, we hope it becomes your favorite hobby.
The author is an active member of blogging community at Tag Cabo Sportfishing and loves to talk and share his expertise on everything related to fishing. His company, Tag Cabo Sportfishing, organizes and expedites sport fishing trips and adventures in Cabo San Lucas and La Paz. The company provides yacht charter services, fishing fleet rental solutions and also sells fishing gear for saltwater fishing and surf fishing. Visit the company’s website for more information.