Saltwater Fishing: How to Outsmart Your Water-Dwelling Opponents

27 Jan 2017
Larry Ficks

Many people say that fishing is not for the impatient ones and I couldn’t agree more. However, you must know that patience and calmness will lead you nowhere near the fish if it isn’t accompanied with the necessary knowledge and the right fishing tackle. Every new fisherman should do their homework and prepare properly before they face their fierce water-dwelling opponents.

In this article, I’ve covered several pieces of useful information and expert advice for successful saltwater fishing. (Sorry, freshwater fishing lovers, you’ll have to wait awhile for your tips.

Choose Your Fishing Gear Carefully

The foundation for a successful saltwater fishing trip is a nice saltwater rod and reel combo. Most of today’s saltwater rods and reels are made to handle tough elements and even tougher fish. However, this doesn’t mean that any saltwater fishing rod or reel will do. If you intend to catch big fish, you might want to consider buying a short fiberglass rod because it will provide you with the power you need to fight large fish and it will last for a long period of time. When looking for a saltwater rod, you should also consider the size and weight of the lures you plan to fish with. Spinning reels are suitable for fishing with small lures, whereas baitcasting ones are ideal for fishing with heavy lures.

Opt for Artificial Fishing Baits

Fishing with live baits is so last century. Artificial soft bait fishing has become an extremely popular type of saltwater fishing in Australia thanks to the fact that our country’s market is flooded with sophisticated and affordable soft plastic fishing lures. Soft plastic lures are such an amazing replacement for natural ones because they come in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes, which means that they are great for catching both small and big fish. Furthermore, plenty of high-quality soft plastic lures are made to look, move, and smell like live baits. If you ever decide to give artificial soft bait fishing a chance, remember to swim your lure properly because that’s how you’ll attract and catch fish more quickly.

Cover a Large Area of the Water

If you wish to avoid returning home with an empty bag, you should change locations as often as possible. Fishing in saltwater requires making lots of casts in the area to your left, to your right, and some out in front of you. This is how you’ll increase your chances of finding the fish you’re looking for.

Let me end this article by reminding you that a recreational fishing license is legally required in certain Australian states. If you’re not sure whether yours is one of them, you better check its rules.