The Saltwater Fishing Blog

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Jun 17, 2019

A Saltwater Spinning Reel Enables Novice Fishermen to Make Long Casts

The fixed spool design of the saltwater spinning reel means that over-runs just can't happen. As long as line twists are avoided, long hastle-free casting is almost guaranteed

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Jun 17, 2019

Reliable Big Game Fishing Reels are Expensive, and Here's Why...

If they're not going to let you down, your big game fishing reels must be properly designed and engineered, but what are the vital features you need to look for?

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Jun 16, 2019

Skirted Trolling Lures: The Mainstay of Your Offshore Lure Collection

But there are plenty of other proven trolling lures to choose from – diving plugs, surface poppers, soft-plastic lures or spoons for example. Which one would you decide on?

Continue reading "Skirted Trolling Lures: The Mainstay of Your Offshore Lure Collection"

Jun 16, 2019

Do the Lure Heads on Skirted Trolling Lures Affect Their Performance?

You bet they do! This guide on the shape of the lure heads on skirted trolling lures will help you select the best lure for the prevailing sea conditions

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Jun 16, 2019

Saltwater Fishing Spoons Get Best Results When Set Deep & Trolled Slow

Of all trolling lures, saltwater fishing spoons are the most robust and will resist all attempts by toothy predators to destroy them. So its well worthing having a few proven ones aboard

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Jun 16, 2019

Fishing Plugs Must Be Attractive To The Fish, Not Just To The Angler!

Saltwater fishing plugs are eminently collectable, but be warned! Some are designed to catch the fisherman's attention first and the fish's a distant second, so choose with care

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Jun 16, 2019

Rig A Daisy Chain To Bring Hungry Fish To Your Trolling Lures

A daisy chain is simply a string of teasers rigged line-astern of your trolling lure. But how is it that these decoys can make such a difference to your catch rate?

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Jun 16, 2019

Fishing With Squid Jigs Can Get You Cuttlefish and Octopus Too

No-one catches squid for sport, but from a culinary point of view they’re well worth the effort. To fish for them successfully, your squid jigs need to have these features

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Jun 16, 2019

Shad Fishing Lures Are Proven Fish Catchers - If You Rig Them Right!

Standard J hooks can't be used effectively on soft plastic eels or shad fishing lures. You need specially special hooks with either single or double cranked shanks to get them to perform correctly

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Jun 16, 2019

Use Sabiki Bait Rigs To Catch Your Baitfish!

Fishing Sabiki Bait Rigs is the smart way to catch mackerel and saltwater baitfish. Cast from the shore, or jigged from a drifting boat, a string of Sabikis will often get you several at a time

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Jun 16, 2019

Jigging With Saltwater Leadheads? Make Sure You Rig Them Correctly!

Some leadheads come complete, the head being an integral part of the lure. Others are supplied as a separate jighead and a replaceable tail, which you must combine correctly. Here's how it's done

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Jul 03, 2018

Proven Surf Fishing Rigs and How To Make Them

The smart way of tying surf fishing rigs properly is to get professionally made-up ones and copy them shamelessly, and here are the ones you're most likely to need

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Jun 25, 2018

10 Top Sailboat Fishing Tips to Keep You and Your Crew Well-Fed!

The classic technique for sailboat fishing is trolling a handline astern. But, as many offshore sailors will tell you, its not quite as simple as that. Here are the tips you need to get results

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Jun 13, 2018

10 Top Kayak Fishing Tips that All Yakkers Should Know!

Kayak anglers can get to fishing marks that are off limits to shore anglers and boat anglers. With these kayak fishing tips you will extend your fishing advantage further still

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Jun 09, 2018

These Modern Surf Casting Rods Really Do Go The Distance!

The ability to cast a baited rig a very long way is the primary function of Surf Casting Rods, and these extra-long but very light and strong hi-tech versions will do just that.

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Recent Articles

  1. A Saltwater Spinning Reel Enables Novice Fishermen to Make Long Casts

    Jun 17, 19 01:19 PM

    The fixed spool design of the saltwater spinning reel means that over-runs just can't happen. As long as line twists are avoided, long hastle-free casting is almost guaranteed

    Read More

  2. Reliable Big Game Fishing Reels are Expensive, and Here's Why...

    Jun 17, 19 01:05 PM

    If they're not going to let you down, your big game fishing reels must be properly designed and engineered, but what are the vital features you need to look for?

    Read More

  3. Skirted Trolling Lures: The Mainstay of Your Offshore Lure Collection

    Jun 16, 19 09:48 AM

    But there are plenty of other proven trolling lures to choose from – diving plugs, surface poppers, soft-plastic lures or spoons for example. Which one would you decide on?

    Read More