How Bay Fishing Differs From Open Ocean Fishing

Whether you use electronic fish finding devices or not, there are other signs and clues you can look for to help you with finding a great location for open ocean fishing. For example, looking for feeding seagulls will tell you that the deeper fish underneath are pushing smaller baitfish to the surface where seagulls can easily snag them.

Planning your fishing expedition

Most fishermen know that careful planning before a trip ensures success. When you understand the difference in open ocean fishing and bay fishing, you can plan better so that you are properly prepared for the type of fishing you’re going to pursue that day, weekend, etc. Whether you’re headed out with friends and family or for your first time in a particular ocean area, being prepared makes all the difference in your success.

Now you know how bay fishing differs from open ocean fishing so you can make an informed decision about which type of fishing is best for you and how to prepare for it. You don’t have to limit yourself to only one type of fishing. For one trip or fishing expedition, you may decide to do one type of fishing and on another fishing trip, you may use the other.

The point is just to know which situation calls for which techniques. To really excel at fishing you want to give yourself the best opportunity for success. This means bringing the right boat, the right equipment, the right bait and the right tactics for the situation. The more you learn about fishing, the more you will discover there is to learn. That’s part of the fun of fishing in the first place. The more you do it, the more you will learn and experience. This is why some consider fishing itself to be an art form in addition to a great hobby and sport.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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