Three Great Saltwater Fishing Trips

Saltwater fishing is a great experience for all anglers from the very young to the elderly. If you live near the beach, you can fish most anytime you have the free time. Unfortunately, many anglers don’t live close enough to the beaches to go saltwater fishing without planning a vacation. With money tight for most people, it’s important to get the most out of your fishing trips so it helps to know where some of the best places to go fishing are located. This way, you won’t be disappointed.

Before you start planning out your fishing trip, it’s a good idea to make sure you have the right gear and learn as much about saltwater fishing as you can.

The gear that you need for saltwater fishing is different from the gear you use while freshwater fishing. Therefore, if you plan to use your own gear, you need to make sure you have a rod and reel set and tackle designed for the saltwater environment.

The fish grow much larger in the ocean than what you may be use to. Therefore, this is something you need to be aware of so you can prepare for the experience better. The ocean can be a dangerous place if you’re unfamiliar with this type of fishing. For this reason, it would be a good idea to hire a guide or charter service to take you out when on your vacation.

Since they know where all the hotspots are located and what works best for the different species, this is a great way to get the most from your fishing trip. It will also make it easier to plan your trip because they normally provide all of the gear you’ll need. You won’t have to worry about taking your gear with you, which will make things easier.

Once you decide what type of saltwater fishing trip you want to take, the next step is deciding where you want to go. Below are three great places to go saltwater fishing in North America where you can expect to have a wonderful time.

Florida
A trip to Florida will prove to have many exciting saltwater fishing stories to share. You can find many different species of fish in Florida but some of the most popular ones are sailfish, mahi mahi, red snapper, marlin, giant grouper, cobia, mako shark and tuna. Due to Florida’s unique shape, you can go most anywhere along the borders of the state and have a great time saltwater fishing. You have the Atlantic Ocean to your east and the Gulf of Mexico to the South and West.

Florida is a mild state with temperatures staying steady most of the year, which means it’s an excellent place to fish. Even when it does get cold, it’s usually still mild enough to go fishing and many fish species are more active when the water begins to cool down. Pier fishing, fly-fishing and surf fishing are the most popular ways to saltwater fish in Florida.

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun offers many of the same benefits as Florida but with a little extra appeal for those who want to get in some sightseeing while vacationing. The climate is usually mild and the fishing always seems to be great throughout the year. It also offers many other attractions for those non-fishermen in the group.

Many people flock to Cancun during the spring and summer so if you prefer a quieter trip where you can relax more, then you may want to plan your fishing vacation in the fall or winter. The fishing will be even better during this time of year because it won’t be as many people scaring the fish away. Some of the most popular fish species sought out in Cancun are sailfish, sharks, groupers, snappers and barracuda.

San Diego, California
People often call California the home of the sun and surf but how does it stack up against other beaches as far as fishing is concerned? San Diego is actually one of the prime locations for saltwater sport fishing. There are a number of fish species found in these waters that include Barracuda, hake, mackerel, rockfish, salmon, sardine, swordfish, shark and three types of tuna.

All three of these places provide great fishing opportunities along with a fun and exciting environment. When vacationing with family and friends, there will be plenty of things for the non-fishermen in the group to do to keep them busy while you enjoy reeling in the fish.

You can fish in any one of these areas all year long so you can plan a summer vacation or a winter holiday away from home, whichever suits you the best. Plan your trip in advance and it will help to take the stress out of vacationing so you can concentrate on reeling in the fish.

Have fun on your saltwater fishing trip and remember to take pictures of that trophy catch so you can share with all your friends when you return home!

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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