Uncategorized admin on 09 Jun 2013 12:00 am
Professional fishermen always seem to pull fish out of the water even when it seems that the fish are not biting. It is hard to tell whether this uncanny ability is the result of having a natural aptitude for finding fish or skills that take years to develop, but one thing is certain: professionals are always prepared with the right type of equipment.
If you would like to catch fish like a professional off the back of your vessel, you need to use some of the same types of gear they do.
One the most important pieces of equipment a professional fisherman has in his arsenal is his rod. A good, all-purpose boat rod should be around 7-feet long, have a light to medium stiffness and be equipped with a high-quality spinning reel. The line to use with this rod and reel combination can vary from 12-pound test for smaller inshore fish to 20-pound test or larger for bigger offshore game fish. You may need to experiment with different strength lines to see which work best for the species of fish you are trying to catch.
You will also need to use the right type of lures and bait to attract your fish. Professionals always carry a large variety of lures in their tackle boxes, and they are willing switch baits continually until they find the one that gets the best results. Always keep a large, well-stocked tackle box on board to enable you to switch lures as often as you need to.