There are few sports in the world that are as exhilarating as deep sea fishing. As it continues to increase in popularity, especially among recreational anglers and families, a growing number of outfitters and travel agencies have organized deep sea fishing trips designed to add pleasure and excitement.
Most deep sea fishing trips involve multi-night charters with the main goal in mind of catching the big one. Some of the more popular deep sea fishing sites are Jamaica, Hawaii, Key West and Mauritius. These particular areas offer deep sea fishing trips with proven companies that get results. Your local hotel concierge will in most cases be able to direct you to charters that are both reputable and popular with professional fishermen.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions when searching for deep sea fishing trips. Make sure the boats are equipped with proper, up-to-date safety equipment, including life vests and rafts.
Looking for boats and captains that follow tight procedures is generally a good sign, as that particular captain will be more aware of the needs of his passengers.
Deep sea fishing trips are run by professionals who simply know how to fish. It’s their business to make sure that their customers are snagging plentiful amounts of fish, if only to help promote their success. Ask what the best tackle is to use; seek assistance when tying fishing knots; pay general attention to what the crew suggests, they’ll know where the hot spots are and the hot bait to use.
Many different deep sea fishing trips will offer equipment, however for a first-timer or beginner, renting gear is a viable option. Many fishing docks will house supply stores that offer rentals.
Finally, patience is the key for deep sea fishing trips. You may go all night without finding a hot spot for fishing, and the captain will shuttle to various areas in the sea in order to land the right spot and give you significantly better odds of landing “the big one.” Trust his instincts.
As exciting as the thought of a deep sea fishing trip is, follow the advice of guides and do your homework regarding charters. The best results come to those who don’t rush and plan ahead.