Saltwater Fishing Tips For Both Novice and Expert Sea Anglers
Sharing saltwater fishing tips can only be a good thing. How many
times have we said (or maybe just thought) on being shown something for
the first time - a new and easier way to tie a familiar knot, or an
improved method of rigging a bait for example - 'Why didn't I think of
that one before'?
But of course there's little that's entirely new in saltwater fishing,
unless that is, you're a complete novice just setting out in this great
sport of ours.
So whilst most of us have heard a thousand times (and don't particularly want to hear it again) that 'the best tool for snipping off the tag end of monofilament line is a nail-clipper', to a novice angler struggling with a knife or a pair of blunt scissors this is a great tip indeed.
In an attempt to get these saltwater fishing tips into some sensible
order, I've split them into 8 specialist categories - surf fishing,
pier fishing, lure fishing, kayak fishing, sailboat fishing, jig
fishing, fishing line tips, fishing gear tips - as set out below.
tips themselves can be accessed by following the link at the end of each
category or by clicking on the appropriate image link in the column on the right.
But let's make this a two way thing. If you've got some good tips, let's hear them! You can easily share your tips with our visitors by following the simple instructions set out further down this page.
let's get into it ...
Saltwater Fishing Tips #1 ~ Surf Fishing
Successful fishing on a surf beach doesn't come easy. For instance ...
How do you know what type of sea bed you're fishing over?
What species of fish are likely to be there at any particular time of the year?
What bait should you use?
Do you have to buy it or can you gather it locally? If so, where should you look?
How far should you cast, and how do you prevent crack-offs when you're really pushing into it?
Perhaps the first lure fishing tip should be not to buy a lure simply
because it looks pretty. Yup, we've all done it - and some of us still
do occasionally. But what should we be thinking about to improve our
lure fishing results?
Why is fluorocarbon line nearly always the best choice for leaders?
What are the physical features on a lure that will attract fish?
Is that treble hook really a good idea, or should you change it?
Is the hook the right size for the lure?
How do you tell if a plug is a deep diver, a shallow diver or a topwater lure?
OK, so you're not fishing for sport - you just want to catch a few tasty
fish to feed the hungry crew. Here are the tips you need to get a
regular supply of fresh fish to the galley, and this is how to make it
A recurring theme throughout this website is that really cheap
fishing gear seldom turns out to be a bargain, and it's certainly true
that a few more cents spent on the smaller items like hooks and swivels
will get you much improved quality. So here we look at ...
Hooks, the various patterns and the importance of keeping them sharp