What Is Sight Casting?

Can you explain sightcasting and tell me what fish it works best on?

Sight casting is a method of casting that is basically as the name sounds. You will not make the cast until you see the fish or a group of fish to cast to. You can easily compare this type of fishing to hunting, in that you don’t shoot your rifle or bow until you have your prey in your sight. You will need to be very well trained to be successful at sight casting. You’ll need to have good nerves, and be able to move quickly. That shot needs to be perfect so that you can actually catch the fish you are after. In many ways, sight casting has become a method of fishing that allows the sport to come back to fishing, especially for those anglers who may have fallen out of the excitement fishing because of just how dull it is. In fact, you’ll change your mind from how many fish you are catching to how many fish you see. Many anglers go after redfish with sight casting, but this method can work on many types of fish as well. The key to this type of fishing is to know how to catch the fish rather than just finding one type of fish to catch. For example, the sun can be one of the best tools that you have in that you can see the fish well from this source. But, if the sun isn’t out or not helping you, you’ll need to learn to read the motions of the water and to read the other clues that mother nature gives you.

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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