Deep Sea Fishing – It’s All In The Weight
The more experienced deep sea fisherman know what it takes to get a good bite, but it isn’t just a matter of casting your rod into the sea and hoping for the best. There are a few things to take into consideration.
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Whether you fancy deep sea fishing in Orlando or anywhere else in the world, knowing a little about which weights and baits to use can make a huge difference when looking for that big catch.
Certain fish feed at different times of the day, if there is a particular fish that you are hoping to catch, then it is worth finding out what time of the day these fish are most active and timing your deep sea fishing trip to go out at that time of day.
As well as the right time, it is important that you use the right weights to meet the weather conditions.
You can’t always tell what is happening with your line once you have cast it out into sea, but you can tell by the surface what kind of current you might expect underneath.
The way your bait moves underwater can also determine whether or not you are likely to get a bite, so using the right weights are important.
There are a number of different weights you can use, and here are just a few to give you an idea what to look out for.
Pear shaped weights are the more commonly used weights. These weights are great for normal weather conditions. They allow the bait to move around to help things look more normal to the passer by fish that are looking for a feed. However, these will not be much use in stronger currents.
Grip leads are great for stronger tides when a Pear shaped weight just isn’t strong enough.
Watch leads are like flat rounded weights which are similar to Pear shaped weights but they won’t roll around so hold the bottom of the sea bed better.
Ball weights are not like the other leads. Ball weights slide onto the rod rather than being tied. As well as being used as normal weights, people also use them to give more weight to the rod.
When choosing the right weight for weather conditions you should also take into account how those weights will act underwater. It is always better to have a weight that is too heavy than a weight that is too light.
Weights that are too light will make the tackle move towards the river bank. This looks un-natural and will likely give you fewer bites than a heavier weight.
If you are on a deep sea fishing trip and you have cast out and you are not getting many bites, it is always worth experimenting with different weights as well as different bait.
You could cast out 2 rods and leave one static and experiment with the other. If you are not getting a catch in a long period of time, then it is definitely worth experimenting.
Using fresh fish as bait is always better and likely to get more bites. Bigger fish are attracted to fresh bait, so if it means you have to spend a little more on your bait, the reward that will come from it will be worth it.
If you are the kind of person who enjoys night fishing, then using a luminous bead with a torch will enable you to see where you have cast out for at least 20 seconds.
As well as this, using a head torch will ensure your hands are free when a big fish comes along.
It may sound a lot to take in for the new deep sea fisherman, but well worth taking note of to give you a better experience on your fishing trip.