There’s little that can beat deep sea fishing on a large expanse of water, bobbing around in the ocean trying to catch blue marlin, tuna or bass. Fishing in normal circumstances is very popular but everyone’s eyes light-up when you mention deep sea fishing. It’s the most exclusive and wonderful way of fishing that not only gives you the chance to catch some mega-sized fish but it there is more of a diversity out on the open ocean.
Whether you go deep sea fishing off the coast of Florida, in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or in the icy atmosphere of northern Canada, you can expect to get the same excitement and trepidation when you get a strong bite on your line. What you must do, whether you’re an experienced fisherman or a beginner, is have the right sort of boat. You need something that is rugged enough to withstand the large swells that you get when you’re deep sea fishing.
Without the right boat and an experienced skipper, you might miss the chance to find those huge fish. When you’re trawling the deep waters, you need large, heavy-weight tackle. If you’re an experienced fisherman, you’ll know that different sized fish need different rods, bait, reels and tackle, but with deep sea fishing you need reinforced lines that are much longer, vibrant lures and to keep the boat traveling at a consistent speed; six knots is usually recommended.
Different Types of Deep Sea Fishing
Depending on the types of fish you’re trying to catch there are a few techniques that can be used to catch them. There is bottom fishing or trolling, the latter is when you keep the boat moving, usually at six knots, and this keeps the lure just below the surface of the water and gets faster fish more interested in it. Trolling is when you stop the boat and anchor up in deep seas. The lures are dropped down deep in the sea with hooks and you play the waiting game. With trolling, you usually get more feisty fish that are desperate to grab onto the lure and this way is sometimes more enjoyable but harder work to reel them in.
When you’re out deep sea fishing you can use netting, long-lining or seining to catch your favorite fish and depending on whether you’re aiming for large schools of fish or for the ‘one’ big catch, then you can use different angling techniques to do so. Long-lining is popular with deep sea fishing as it attracts fish that are well-away from the boat. This helps you be more likely to catch a fish quicker.
DEEP SEA FISHING IS MORE FUN THAN REGULAR FISHING
Whether you’re netting, long-lining or seining, you can be sure that when you’re deep sea fishing that will have a whale of a time. Deep sea fishing off-shore is great fun and lets you spend the whole day in the sun trying to land the best catch of the day. If you like sport fishing and regular angling, then have a try at deep sea fishing.