Fishing In The Atlantic

03/02/2011 14:59

The experience if deep sea fishing is surprisingly different than what you might expect if you are used to the more traditional style of fishing on the placid waters of a lake. In order to appropriately embark on a deep sea fishing quest, one must first be sure to have not only an understanding of the proper fishing methods, safety standards and techniques, but the correct fishing gear as well. Most ocean fishing in done in groups or with a fishing crew or staff as opposed to an individual angler out for some peace and quiet on a stream. If this experience sounds like something you have been looking for, read on for how to plan your adventure:

* Once on the sea, fishing the ocean successfully requires a constant awareness of everything going on around you. Where are the birds flocking to? Do you spot any drift wood in the area? Both of these are things a sight seer might normally not even notice, however, to a deep sea fishermen, these sights mean the most likely fish are nearby. Wherever there is a large group of seagulls, you can expect that they have found a school of baitfish. If you see and floating structure, some of these baitfish may be taking cover around it. Every angler knows, wherever there is potential food for larger fish, there is where they will be.

* Choose out your fishing equipment with great care. Fishing the ocean will usually mean heavier, stronger fishing gear and fishing line are required in order to withstand the rougher conditions and larger species.

* Have a lighter on hand at all times. Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where that sturdy line you have chosen actually needs to be cut. Many knives cannot adequately take care of this quickly so many anglers choose to burn through the line instead using a cigarette lighter.

* If there is a reef in the area, chances are there will be a great deal of different fish in the vicinity. Smaller fish will take cover within the reef and the larger predators will wait patiently in the shadows in the hopes of catching a few off guard.

* Circle hooks are great hooks if you choose to catch your fish and release them back into the water unharmed. They cause the least amount of damage and the fish will usually carry on as if nothing ever happened.