Salt Water Fishing Tip

If you could only use one salt water fishing tip what would it be?

To properly fish saltwater you need to learn how the tides affect the areas you fish and go to spots accordingly. Saltwater fishing is much more difficult than angling on freshwater because of the effect of the tides. The tide affects how deep the water is in a given situation as well as many other factors. The key thing with the tide is how it relates to the structure you are fishing. The best places to fish in salt water are locations that have some form of structure. Bridges, coral reefs, man made structures in the water, mangrove brush; oyster bars, grass flats and a variety of other factors all come into play. The skilled saltwater angler needs to be able to compute this data in their head and make an informed decision about where to fish. What works well on a given day will not necessarily be the best choice the next day. The tide during the cycle of a full moon does not have the same effect as the tide at other times of the month. Much of this experience is gained by reading the water and finding where the activity is. When starting out a journal is very helpful with this process. You need to make detailed noted on your fishing experiences so you can learn what situations are best and which situations need to be avoided. Like any other endeavor in life having the proper information is critical to long term consistent success on the water.

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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