Five techniques Atlantic Ocean fishing

The second largest ocean in the world is the Atlantic Ocean and it yields some of the best fishing opportunities you’ll find anywhere in the world. Some of the amazing fish species that you’ll encounter in these waters include barracuda, tuna, shark, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and sailfish. When fishing in the ocean, you can fish just off the coast or venture out in the depths of the ocean where you’ll encounter some of the largest species you ever imagined.

Anglers have fished the ocean for food for many centuries but today, many anglers venture out into the ocean for the sport of it and the amazing adventures they can encounter. Ocean fishing requires strong durable equipment and the further out in the ocean you go, the bigger the gear needs to be. The rod and reel play a huge role in the amount of success you can have anywhere you fish but it’s even more important when fishing in this type of environment.

Before going on a fishing adventure in the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a good idea to learn all you can about the species you’re seeking out. This will help you determine which technique would work the best and which baits to use. Of course, you don’t have to seek out a particular species. You simply need to have some idea of the type of fish you want to catch so you’ll know how to get started.

Fishing Techniques

Fishing the Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed by the weekend fisherman or the professional. You can go out with friends to have a fun-filled day reeling in as many fish as you can or you can join some of the serious fishermen in one of the many tournaments sponsored each year.

Here are five techniques to choose from to help make your Atlantic Ocean fishing trip a success:
1. Deep Sea Fishing- This technique is one for the adventurous and brave who want an adventure they’ll never forget. Deep sea fishing involves seeking out some of the largest fish species found in the ocean and it’s one of the most challenging techniques around.
2. Trolling- Trolling covers a lot of ground fast and it’s used to catch a variety of different species that can be found offshore.
3. Bottom Fishing- When bottom fishing, you’ll choose your spot and anchor your boat. Simply drop your baited hooks overboard and allow them to drop all the way to the bottom. Bouncing the bait around on the bottom will encourage the fish to bite.
4. Netting- This technique requires the use of a net. There are several different types of nets that can be used depending on which species you’re seeking out.
5. Seining- When you’re fishing for school fish seining is a good technique to use. It requires the use of a long net fence that encircles the group of fish and pulls them close together where they can be pulled onto the boat with the net.

The technique that you need to use will be based on the equipment at your disposal and of course, personal preference.

What You Should Know about the Atlantic Ocean

Ocean fishing is unique and different from any other type of fishing. The ocean is an amazing place filled with many surprises. This combined with the opportunity to catch some of the largest and most unique species you’ve ever seen, is what draws many anglers into the ocean to fish. When fishing in the Atlantic Ocean,

you must have a series of electronics onboard. A good GPS system could be a life saver especially if you plan to venture out into the ocean where the shoreline is no longer visible. Fish finders and depth locators will help you find excellent places to fish and help you record the depth for future fishing trips.

The ocean can be a very dangerous place. It has no sympathy and will take a life in an instant if you get careless. It’s no place for the inexperienced to venture alone and it’s up to each person to take precautions and stay safe. You must watch for weather changes that indicate a storm is moving in and always be prepared for most anything. If the sea begins to get rough, head inland immediately, don’t wait until it’s too late.

Before venturing out into the Atlantic Ocean, make sure you’re prepared. Your boat should be large enough and in excellent shape to withstand this type of environment. All of your safety gear should be in order and you need to have a clear line of communication with someone onshore. Safety is a big concern and should be taken seriously.

If you’ve suffered from motion sickness in the past, you’ll want to take along some medicine to prevent this problem, just in case. You should also dress appropriately and wear a comfortable pair of non-skid shoes. Take along sunscreen, a pair of glare-free sunglasses and a raincoat. You never really know what type of situation you’ll run into while on the Atlantic Ocean and you need to be as prepared as possible.

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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