Offshore Fishing – What to Bring
No matter how good your fishing skills are, sometimes, they are not simply enough to get that trophy catch. To assist you in this endeavor, fishing tackles can be used, which can highly improve your chances of snagging your dream blue marlin or bluefin tuna.
Fishing tackles, also known as “fishing gear”, are the physical equipments needed when fishing. Almost all gears and equipments used in fishing can be called fishing tackles from terminal tackles such as hooks to lines, sinkers, reels and rods to name a few. Because of their number, it is impossible for you to bring all of them in an offshore fishing trip. So that you will not over pack or leave anything essential, here are the top ten fishing tackles to use for offshore fishing, which can serve as your guide in packing.
- Fishing rod. The fishing rod is the most important fishing tackle you will ever need for offshore fishing. In choosing your fishing rod, make sure that its weight and length are perfect for you so that you will still remain comfortable using it despite hours of fishing.
- Fish Hook. Hooks are the devices that impale the fish in the mouth or body. During every fishing opportunity, make it sure to bring hooks in different sizes and styles so you’ll have plenty to choose from.
- Fishing line. A fishing line is a cord used in angling, its end being where the hook is attached. Important factors in choosing your fishing line are: length, weight and material. Remember that they must be tough enough to resist offshore fishes.
- Fishing sinker. A sinker is device which weight is used to improve casting distance and the speed of sink of the bait.
- Fishing reel. Reels are devices used together with a fishing rod to allow the deployment and recovery of a fishing line with the use of a spool supported by an axle.
- Fishing bait. Baits or lures, whether natural or artificial, can also make or break your fishing expedition. Choose your bait depending on the type of fish you would like to catch.
- Net. A net can be handy to secure a fish already caught because it would be agonizing to lose a prize catch at your feet.
- Tackle box. Of course, with the number of your fishing tackles, it would be easy to damage them, or worse, misplace or lose them. Thus, it is always wise to bring a tackle box where you can keep your fishing equipments, gears, accessories and baits.
- Fishing basket or cooler. Having caught a prize fish, of course, you’ll need a fishing basket or cooler where to store them.
- Right Fishing Outfit. Although most people who go fishing are keen on their fishing equipments and gears, they rarely think about their outfit. For practicability, make it sure that you wear comfortable clothes, fishing boots or waders if you intent to stand in the riverbank fishing, fishing vest with utility pockets, and a fishing hat to keep you protected from the rays of the sun.