Five secrets to use ocean fishing on a boat

3.       Use the right equipment for the job based on the type of fishing you plan to do. In other words, you don’t want to use a lightweight fly rod to fish for a catfish. You need to match the gear to the type of fishing you’re doing for the best results.

4.       One of the most important things about ocean fishing is the retrieval method that you use. As a general rule, you should start out slow and then speed up until you find the speed that works the best but it all depends on which species you’re seeking out. Still, you need to realize that your retrieval has a huge impact on the amount fish you catch.

5.       Organize your tackle box and keep it that way. There is nothing more distracting or aggravating than trying to find a specific lure, hooks or sinkers in a messy tackle box. Keeping things organized will help you find what you need faster and you’ll always know what you have.

These may seem like simple things but they really do make a difference and they will help you to be more productive when fishing from a boat.


It’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about the species that you’re seeking out. This way, you’ll know which baits will attract them the most, where they can be found and what time of day would be the best time to go fishing. All of these things will increase the amount of success that you can enjoy. Going fishing in the off-season can be very productive and something that a lot anglers prefer to do. There won’t be as many people out scaring the fish away and they are usually very hungry during this time of year. This makes fishing even more relaxing and enjoyable.

When ocean fishing from a boat you should always put safety first and be aware of your surroundings because accidents can happen quickly. Knowing how to deal with unexpected situations without panicking could make a big difference so always be prepared for anything. You want to be able to return another day to enjoy the great fishing opportunities the ocean has to offer.

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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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