Surf fishing is a sport that requires you to stand up on the shoreline of beaches and catch fish. It can be a difficult sport if you’re not guided correctly.
Here are 5 key tips in ensuring a great fishing experience:
1. Using Salt to Harden your Baits
If exposed to water, soft baits are unable to hold or stick to the cast.The solution for this is to use salted baits. You can salt your baits yourself or you can also buy from various fishing establishments pre-salted ones. Placing salt removes moisture on the bait resulting to a tougher and wear-and-tear resistant bait. Ghost cotton can also be wrapped around your bait to keep it tighter on the hook to resist water impact.
2. Choosing the Ideal Spot
Beaches change shape on a regular basis. Waves, tides and rip action underwater cause gutters and sandbars to move and impact the fish that you are trying to catch. It would be best to check forecasts on low tides, high tides and scout the area before undertaking surf fishing.
3. Using Polaroid Glasses
Updating yourself with news about the area increases your chances of finding fish. Polaroid glasses enhance your ability to catch fish by cutting the light’s reflection off the water to identify changes in the color of the water. Changes in the water color help in identifying schools of fish especially in dirty waters.
4. Casting Your Line
It’s not always accurate to say that it is easier to catch a fish with a farther line. It’s best to know the schools of fish you are trying to catch and where they congregate most. The following can help in acquiring the best distance for your line:
- Braided lines
- Spool on reel must be filled with line
- Slide-baiting (casting a sinker to send bait out later)
- Impact sinkers (allows bait to connect to sinker improving aerodynamics)
- Understanding Braid and Mono Lines
Both braid and mono lines have advantages and disadvantages, it’s best to discern which type of line you’d want to use depending on the fish that you want to catch.Tags: fishing, great fishing, surf fishing Posted by