Are you typically a fresh water fisher? For the vast majority of Americans, it's the most accessible kind of angling there is. Virtually every community has a fresh water pond that is accessible to the public. But if you want to access more diverse fisheries with a higher potential for big catches, it may be time to try out saltwater fishing.
If you've never done this before, Field & Stream Magazine has a few tips to keep in mind to make the experience more productive:
- Keep a good set of marine charts and maps available on your trip. Having a chartplotter onboard that can let you know about the surrounding waterways is also helpful. Typically you'll get the best catches near channels and inlets, and charts are good for identifying and locating these areas.
- Make sure your lures are bright, shiny and new, as these are the kind that fish like the best. If you use old, rusty looking lures, you'll have a much harder time getting the fishes' attention. Always rinse off and dry your lures before you put them back in your tackle box so that they don't develop any corrosion or stains.
- Wash off your reel once you're done. Saltwater has the tendency to corrode and make fishing equipment harder to use, particularly if you're going to take it back to a freshwater lake sometime soon.
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