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Saltwater fishing tips

Saltwater fising has become increasingly more popular in the last few years. The important thing to remember, just like freshwater fishing by the way, is to have patience waiting for the fish and doing your best to catch it when time is right. River or sea, fishing is a sport of patience and timing.

One of the first things one needs for saltwater fishing is ofcause a (fishing)boat. The boat can range from a simple row boat to a luxury fishing yacht. The size of the fishingboat depends on how many people will join the trip, and the size of your wallet.

For gamefishers who will fish in-shore, a fifteen foot sailboat that comes with a cuddy forward to serve as a shelter when it rains should do the job. The vessel should not be too heavy and yet adequately sturdy to not be swayed by the action of the river's strong waves or some bumps on the beach or on the rocks.

The angler should always try the edges of the perimeter first instead of plopping bait or lure in the middle, otherwise it will scare the other fish away. By going through the sides first, the gamefisher will have a better chance of catching unsuspecting fish in the middle.

If one decides to go "down below" some time, a cod-line is a certain necessity for everybody who wants to enjoy saltwater fishing. A perch-line is also good to have aboard and for mackerel fishing, a mackerel jig will be an excellent and imporant help.

The right time to start saltwater fishing is on ebb tide. This should be during an early time of the morning to ensure that the fishingtrip will be a productive one. This will put the tide in the gamefisher's favor and if the wind is light or not fair, this will also ensures help in going home quickly.

The best place to start fishing is to look for a fishing spot that is well known to the locals.

Many gamefishers who are too impatient move from one spot to another, this often results in missing a hotspot further decreasing the chances of catching fish. The best thing to do is to cast out a couple of times before moving on using different types of bait. It is adviced to do this from the shallowest to the deepest point.