Saltwater Fishing Tackle

Another consideration you should remember when choosing saltwater fishing tackle is that no two species of fish are the same. You’ll want to choose the type and size of your bait, rod, and hooks based on the type of fish (and size of the species) that you intend to target. While you should also keep in mind that your saltwater fishing tackle should be prepared for a bite from something you aren’t targeting and should be durable enough to deal with such a situation, the actual gear should be based on your intentions. For example, the type of hook you use would depend upon the durability of the mouth of the species you are going to target. Size also matters, since fish with smaller mouths can’t get a good grasp of a large hook. Also, the bait you carry is an important part of the saltwater fishing tackle. The type of live bait you choose will be based on the natural diet of the target species, and any artificial baits based on the habits of that species.

Overall, if you prepare well with good, working saltwater fishing tackle, you are much more likely to have a successful trip, where you catch your daily limit of whatever species you are targeting and have a great showing upon returning to shore.

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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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