5 Tips for a Successful Deep Sea Fishing Trip

If you’re new to deep sea fishing, learning the ropes can seem overwhelming. Fishing is a skill that takes time to develop, but armed with the right know-how, you can be an expert in no time! In today’s blog, we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks that can make your deep sea fishing trips more effective and enjoyable. We hope you have plenty of opportunities to practice them throughout 2016!

Deep sea fishing is a skill.

5 Tips for a Successful Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Let birds be your brains

Keep an eye out for seagulls diving into the water. While the birds will be trying to catch the small bait-types of fish that stay closer to the surface of the water, these schools of bait fish is usually an indicator that larger catch can be found just a little bit deeper.

Looking for tuna? Find dolphins

If you’re on the hunt for yellowfin tuna, bear in mind that they tend to school with dolphins. Keep an eye out for signs of dolphins and you’ll likely find tuna nearby.

Keep seasickness at bay

If you have a sensitive stomach, an offshore trip can quickly become unpleasant when seasickness kicks in. To avoid spending your entire trip nauseated, stay above-deck when you begin to feel sick and focus your eyes on the horizon. Also, be sure to avoid standing near your boat’s engines as the exhaust fumes will only make matters worse.

Full moon? Use crabs

While the evidence is anecdotal, many watermen believe that crabs are most likely to shed during the full moon. If you’re looking to catch fish such as striper that love to snack on crabs, using a soft, imitation crab bait may increase your chances of hooking one.

Watch out for wood

Floating debris such as driftwood is a prime hiding spot for large game fish. If you see large, floating debris, you’re likely in the right spot for a big catch.


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