How do I avoid getting sea sick?

I love to saltwater fish but get extremely sea sick in average seas. I have tried all the remedies and witchcraft but nothing seems to work. So it seems to me the only way I can go out is on a calm day. So with this in mind when watching the forecast how do I determine the best days to go out with the winds and the direction of the winds? Thank you Sea Sick Dave

I really cannot directly answer your question because I do not know the area of the country you are talking about. Any advice I could give you would be good for one area but not so good for another area. Generally the current of the water is a bit worse as you get closer to the full moon cycle. I would like to point out the availability of excellent fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. I fish quite often in the Florida Keys. On the Atlantic side the water is quite wavy and for my wife and daughter it can create uncomfortable situations with sea sickness. But on the other side is the Gulf of Mexico. The water on the Gulf side is quite calm; I have not known anyone to get seasick while fishing the Gulf side of the ocean. The only other advice I can give you to consider the power of mind of matter. Yes sometimes people can and will get sea sick under the circumstances at hand. Other times, especially with people who have been seasick before, they make themselves that way. The mind is a much more powerful tool than many realize. If you go onto the water believing you will become sea sick there is a very good chance you will be right. A more positive attitude while not a foolproof cure will offer some help in this regard. If you can try the Gulf of Mexico next, it offer the same great fishing as the ocean with a much more comfortable experience.

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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