Fishing Tips

Deep Sea Fishing Tips

A day of deep sea fishing is an adventurous as well as adrenaline pumping experience. Whether you are trolling for snapper, kingfish or the blackfin tuna, the deep sea fishing is exciting and entertaining. So, if you are out on such type of fishing with either your friends or family, there are contain tips which you can follow to get the best result out of it. You can either buy a deep sea fishing boat if you go on fishing frequently or just rent a private fishing charter to sail for catching the big game fish.sportfishing rod

If you are a beginner then here are some tips which will help you to land a big one. These tricks will work for you even if you are a professional or experienced angler because there is always room for learning something new.

  1. Let the birds guide you: Keep an eye for the seagulls around you. These birds will try to catch the small fishes which swim close to the water surface. This is an indicator that there is larger catch just a little deeper. So, take the hind from the seagulls because they will tell you where to put your bait.
  2. Find dolphins for tuna: As all these tips are given by the experienced anglers, they have always found yellowfin tuna around the dolphins. So, if you are hunting for the yellowfin tuna then keep in mind that the school with the dolphins. You will surely get a tuna nearby if you can find dolphins in the water.
  3. Leave your seasickness at the bay: If you have a very sensitive stomach then the offshore trip will surely become unbearable when the seasickness will kick in. so, what to do if you want to avoid nausea? The trick is quite simple. All you need to go to above-deck as soon as you start to feel sick and instead of looking here and there, focus your eyes right on the horizon. Do not stand near the boat engine because the sound and the exhaust fume will make the situation worse for you.
  4. Use crabs for the full moon: Trust me, there is nothing as adventurous as deep sea fishing during the full moon. You will never forget such an experience. Although the evidence of this advice is quite circumstantial, many professional angler and watermen believe that the crabs shed during the full moon. So, if you are looking for big fishes like striper (they love to snack on crabs) then use an imitation of crab bait for increasing your chance of getting one.
  5. Watch out for the woods: The floating debris, for example, the driftwood is a main hiding spot for the large fishes. So, do not ignore a larger floating debris because this can have your big catch.

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These are the top five tips which you can follow during fishing in the deep sea. These have proven results and the experienced fishermen always follow these to score big ones.

Fishing Terminology

Fishing Terminology

Are you new to fishing? Do you dig in the cool terminologies used by the professionals? DO you want to learn the words related to fishing? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you have come to the right place. When I started fishing for the first time, I used to feel a bit awkward around the professionals who are expert with the fishing terminology. So, for understanding them I have to learn all these terms. Here I have noted out the most important ones and explained it plainly so that you can learn without any tackle box


Aberdeen Hook: This is the name and shape of a fish hook

Aboard: On the boat

Action: a) The act of dragging the fly across the current and to give it an unnatural glide

  1. b) The time the fish is biting or getting a nibble

Air bladder: The gas-filled sac placed in the upper part of body cavity of the bony fish

Angling: Catching fish with hook, line and rod


Back trolling: Technique for trolling at a very slow speed

Bait cast rod or reel: The type of reel that is accompanied by rod

Barb: A small protrusion that is near the point of the hook which prevents the fish from getting unhooked

Bed: This is the nest that is cleared by the fish for laying eggs


Carolina Rig: The rig that helps the bait to fall slowly while staying close and deep to the bottom

Catch and release: It refers to the method of fishing


Drag: The device on the reel that allows the line to feed out even the reel is engaged

Dropshot: A type of rig in which the hook is up the line and the weight is linked to the line end


Fly fishing: This is a special technique and here the fly fisherman uses a special fishing rod and line for casting


GPS: This is the acronym of Global Positioning Systems. It determines one’s longitude and latitude


Inline Spinner: This is a fishing lure that comes with a single central wire and more than one blade that rotates around the shaft


Jerkbait: Soft or hard bodied lures that are long and thin


Livewell: A tank used to keep the fish or bait alive with water


Offshore fishing: Fishing is done on the ocean and this is done away from the shore


Plugs: A hard lure that is made of hollow or solid plastic or wood


Rod action: It refers to the amount of bend in the fishing rod when one put weight on tip


Slip bobber: The kind of float that is made of foam or wood around the hollow tube

Spincast reel: The spin cast reel wraps the line around the parallel spools but it sits on the top of the rod

Split shot: The small weight that splits down in the middle

Spoon: The lure that looks like spoon


Trailer hook: The extra hooks which attach to the lure and used for live bait rigs or spinner baits

Trailer: This is designed for carrying, launching and retrieving the boat


Wet Fly: The flies that sink below the surface


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These are the most common terms used by the fisherman these days. If you are new to fishing then you should learn these. There are plenty of great websites out there with a wealth of information on the topic of fishing.