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Are you new to saltwater fishing? Just getting started with your boating adventures? Check out these basic saltwater fishing tips for beginners: 1. Practice makes perfect. As a first step towards perfecting your saltwater fishing skills, consider going on a trip where you can practice alongside more experienced anglers. Fishing party/head boats can also be ideal for this, with dedicated staff
that will be delighted to help you through each step of
the process, from baiting to reeling. Public fishing
piers can also be a good place to pick up basic skills.
2. Become familiar with the equipment. This may seem
like the most obvious saltwater fishing tip, but it’s
important to take the time to become familiar with the
processes of casting, knot tying, and baiting. These are
things you can practice without even setting foot on a
boat, and once you start to get the hang of these
essential steps, your next saltwater fishing venture
will be that much more pleasurable.
3. Sun, moon, wind and weather tips. Picking the
proper location and time of day for saltwater fishing
can make all the difference in the world. Acquaint
yourself with how the phases of the moon and sun affect
where fish can be found, and which times of day are
ideal for different types of fish. Wind and weather
conditions can also have a huge effect on fish migration
patterns as well.
4. Follow the tides. It’s equally important to
find out what the tides will be on the day you plan to
fish. Fishing on the ebb tide normally presents the best
conditions for saltwater fishing, although in general
the best tides range from half rising to half falling.
5. Research the area If you’re new to saltwater
fishing, you’re most likely also going to be new to
the waterways in your area. Before you venture out on
the waters, take the time to look over navigation charts
and study the most promising areas to fish. Educate
yourself about the different species of fish available
and which types of tackle are best to use. Check with
the locals for additional saltwater fishing tips
particular to the area.
6. Fish on the perimeter The edges of the perimeter
are the best place to start saltwater fishing, so that
the minimum number of fish will be scared away in the
event that a fish is hooked.
7. Learn how to spot fish. Beachfront locations
with holes, pockets and reefs are often the best places
to go for saltwater fishing. Channels that lead to
deeper water are also a good place to look. Keep your
eyes open for feeding fish in hot spots. Circling gulls
and birds are also an excellent indicator of where fish
8. Don’t give up too quickly. One of the most
important saltwater fishing tips to remember is not to
move too quickly from spot to spot. Consider trying at
least two different lures or bait, and be sure to
thoroughly probe all points that look promising.
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