Five ocean fishing tips

When you are after the smaller variety of fishes, you can opt for a light to medium fishing rod which will be around 10 pounds quality line to spin a reel.

When you go for larger variety, you have to take a longer, around 8 to 9 feet. Make sure the rod and reel you are using is efficient for the size and weight fish you are fishing for.

The quality of the equipment should be in such a way to protect the rod and reel from the salt air and current of waters. The best choice could be stainless steel, titanium or fiber ones to make reels to be best in ocean water. The spinning reels can be with 10 pound test monofilament lines. Beyond being good at varied weather, they work great while reeling large and big size fish.

While handling larger fish like blue fish, red fish and the Spanish mackerel, try to use heavy loading in the lines will make it best and successful fishing.

The spinfisher SSm, Abu Garcia Cardinal C3, Daiwa BG-15 spinning reels; Penn
Slammer460 Spinning Reels and the Quantum Inshore XT Spinning Reels are some of the reels which are highly recommended in the market.

Dropping dropper

Use a dropper loop, while jigging tie on the ocean water fly or soft plastic bait just above the jig. Theories on fishing have proved that fishes are highly competitive and these jigs give an impact of a fish chasing a smaller bait fish and they dart to take the food.

Knot problems

Tie up best knots. This is a skill which every fisherman should master to catch numerous fishes in their business. The exact 2 process of tying the good and secured knots are Practice and do plenty of practice.

Read a lot of books regarding knotting. The book should be able to teach the types of knots which differs while fishing. There are about 50 types of knots involved in fishing. Get a book with clear illustrations in the tying process.

Sticky drag

Keep the reel on the rod and thread the line through the guides and get help from your friend or partner to pull off line while walking quickly away. Just hold the rod at about 45 degrees. Usually, sticky drags are easily fixed by some tackle shop.

Cracked guides

Generally, cracked guides are hardly visible to our eyes. But there is a danger of them doing damage to the line and cost you fish. These cracked guides are seen only when the rod is under load. Yet there is an easier way to find out the cracked guides. Pull a stocking or cotton wool through the guides. Get help from others to pull down it to the tip of the rod. And pull the stocking through the guides to find out the cracks. Go to the tackle shop to fix the problem easily.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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