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A Saltwater Fishing Equipment Primer

Sep 16, 2008
Saltwater fishing is an exciting and rewarding sport. There are a lot of products out there to enhance the fishing experience. However, a beginner would greatly benefit from reading a saltwater fishing equipment guide to ensure their safety and preparedness before leaving dry land.

You will need a good rod and reel. It is best if the rod and reel are rust free and have been washed with fresh water after every use. You will also need proper bait. Many experienced fisherman track bait fish, and catch it with a cast net by chumming the water. There are also a lot of lures and rigs that can be used to catch a variety of species.

A prepared fisherman should always carry a knife and a net to aid in the catch. Even if the fish will not be kept, these items are still vital to the fishing process and will be used quite often.

You should always carry extra fishing line and hooks with you as the skilled saltwater angler knows that quite often, something other than a fish is hooked and the line will snap. Depending on the type of fishing you are doing, there are a variety components that can go on your line.

It is good to keep these things in one place so they are readily available. A lure box is a convenient piece of equipment to have when saltwater fishing. If you are on a boat, it safeguards all these weights, hooks, bobbers, extra line and lures in one place.

If you are fishing from a boat, there are several other pieces of equipment that could be of great use. A depth finder is a crucial piece of equipment as the water can hide hazards or often get shallow with no warning. A depth finder will warn you when the water is getting too shallow, and will often alert you to schools of fish below.

If you do reach shallow waters, but still want to fish in them, a trolling motor would be a smart choice to install on a boat. A trolling motor will allow some flat bottomed fishing boats to get through water as shallow as eight to twelve inches and will not scare the fish away since it is so quiet.

There is an abundance of saltwater fishing equipment out there. These items will help you get started and on your way to hooking some fish. You should always be prepared and make sure you have the required safety items needed when fishing. Most states have laws demanding mandatory items to be kept on all vessels, so make sure you are complying with your states' laws before getting out on the water.
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