These deep sea fishing tips will help you become a master of the sport, no matter if you are a beginner or an experienced fisherman. If you plan on fishing elsewhere, keep reading. These deep-sea fisherman tips can be used in all locations.
1. Find charter options ahead
There are many types of charters and each one offers a unique experience. Private charters will be more tailored to your needs and provide a more personal experience. However, you will pay more for this privacy. While shared or group charters are more affordable, it means you will be sharing a boat and with people you have never met. Find out more about fishing charter, and what you should look for when booking. Sport fishing can be expensive. It is not cheap to buy boats, equipment, maintenance, gasoline, or licenses. Do not choose a charter company with a lower price than others. They may be cutting corners. Do your research on the reputation of the company and the Captain before you make your booking.
2. Take into account the pros and cons of each season
Deep sea fishing in North Myrtle Beach is best in spring and summer. However, North Myrtle Beach’s weather is wonderful all year. If you are a beginner, don’t forget about the off-season. From October through March, there are plenty of exotic catches. Fishing when there are fewer boats on the water will mean you have less competition. You can often catch a lot of fish in the off-season. You should research the seasonal availability of a particular fish if you have an idea. You might not find a particular fish in an area that is well-known for it.
3. Before you book, check the weather
Check the weather forecasts before you book your charter. A day without rain or wind is what you want. A calm sea is necessary for deep sea fishing in Myrtle Beach. Bad weather can make it bumpy and increase the risk of getting seasick.
4. After you book, check the weather
You can’t control the weather that might strike. You don’t want to be caught in the wrong set of clothes. This is true for rain and hot sunny days. You should bring comfortable clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat if it is going to be hot.
5. Make sure you have the correct type of sunscreen
Some sunscreens are not good for the environment and people. They cause severe damage to coral reefs, and the marine environment. You should ensure that your sunscreen doesn’t contain oxybenzone or octinoxate. Sunscreens with Titanium Oxide or Zinc Oxide are recommended as they provide the best protection against sunburn and have not been shown to cause any harm to the environment or humans.
6. Additional expenses: research fish cleaning and tipping fees
Every charter company has its own policy regarding fish cleaning. This information should be reviewed in advance to ensure you have enough cash on hand for any emergencies. There are different expectations regarding tipping.
7. Bring lunch and refreshments
A lot of charters allow you to bring your cooler along with you. This is a great way to bring food that meets your dietary requirements and preferences. You can save money by bringing your own food when you are able to. You can store both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in a cooler to keep you hydrated all day.
8. Avoid hangovers
Hangovers can be magnified once you board the boat. Once you are on, there is no turning back. Seasickness is enough without adding another risk.
9. If you feel seasick, sit in the back of your boat
The boat’s back is much more stable than its front. You can get a place at the back if you are susceptible to seasickness. You may also catch more fish from the back. This is often where the fish finder is, so you can be sure you are right in front of what the captain is seeing.
10. It’s a long journey so be patient
You must travel to exotic fish to catch them. This could mean long trips from shore. The time it takes for your boat to reach the fish is part of a day spent in North Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing. This can be quite daunting for a first trip. The first hour of your day will be spent getting to the fishery. You arrive on your boat ready to catch your first catch.
11. Pay attention to what your deckhand and captain say
It is crucial to pay attention when you are on a deep-sea fishing boat. For your own safety and the safety of those around you, pay close attention to the captain’s instructions–especially if it’s your first time. You will catch more fish if you listen carefully to the instructions. Your captain and deckhand are experts on the water and will know where the fish are. It’s important to know if your captain or deckhand tells you to keep your bait close to the surface or near the bottom. This is because fish are there. You will have the best chance to catch fish if you follow the instructions.
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