What are some tips I can try while pier fishing?

What are some tips I can try while pier fishing?

The first piece of advice I would give you is to get yourself a chum cage and try chumming to attract fish. When fishing from a pier you obviously cannot locate fish and move into the position they are occupying. You are stuck to fish a specific location and if fish are not currently present you need to adjust the situation to your benefit. Chumming is the way to accomplish this task. Most saltwater bait shops sell chum blocks. They are quite simple to use, you hang them off the pier and as they melt they disperse small particles of food and fish parts into the water. This attracts the entire food chain to the area. When using chum it is very important to never allow the chum slick to become interrupted. As one chum block becomes close to completely melted you need to hand another block to continue the flow of chum. Another key point if to catch the most fish you need to keep your line near the pier. I see many anglers’ cats their lines out a far distance with little or no success. The pier itself is where the food chain congregates. Small crustaceans attach themselves to the pier where they are eaten by smaller fish. The small fish are feed for medium fish and the food chain continues in this manner. The key point is that much of this life is in and around the pier, not fifty yards out into the ocean. Keep your bait where the action is.

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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