Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Deep Sea Fishing Advice to Catch a Monster

When anglers go to all the time, trouble, and expense of planning and going on a deep sea fishing trip they become very disappointed when all they catch are small fish. At least small by deep sea standards. Most fishing addicts want to catch a fish that outweighs them by several pounds. Here is some helpful advice to be able to catch one of the big monsters of the deep.

Going on your fishing trip at the right time of the year is one of the best pieces of advice. There may be big fish there year around but at certain times of the year each species congregates in a certain place. If you go to Florida fishing there are big blue marlins there only at certain times of the year. If you go at the wrong time you have no chance of catching a monster.

In addition to the right time, you must be in the right place. One of the best ways to ensure you are in the right place is to hire a fishing guide who knows the area. If a guide has caught several large monsters over the past two or three seasons the chance of them putting you in the right area is huge. Whatever they charge, if they have a great recent track record they are worth their weight in gold.

Using the right bait is the next major piece of advice, but determining what is the right bait is the hard part. The guide you hire should be helpful in this area as well. But another way of determining the right bait is to talk to people who are catching fish and see what they are using. If they are catching big fish, even if they aren’t monsters, it is a good indication of what bait you should be using.

With all the necessary information acquired you’re ready to go trolling. A good trolling activity is playing marlin fishing games, which out of all fishing games are some of the most favorite of the online fishing games.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

California Deep Sea Fishing Tips

The deep see fishing off the coast of California is great this time of year. The weather has been nice with only a few storms passing through. Generally, when a cold front moves thorough an area the fishing slows down considerably, but this time of year, the cold fronts move through very quickly and the fishing recovers just as quick.

Just off the California coast the striped bass are plentiful and hard fighting. They are biting well on spoons, crank baits and live baits. The live baits that generally do best are herring.

The blue fin tuna is in the area and they are biting very well. These aggressive fish are plentiful in some regions but scarce in others. Using a good fishing guide is advisable to get the most out of your fishing trip. Some of the guides post fishing videos to show their catches. A couple of these are amazing.

If you happen to be in a slow area, or a cold front is approaching, you can also play some fishing games. Blue fin fishing games, out of all fishing games, are some of the most favorite of the free online fishing games, even more popular than shark fishing games.

The skip jacks have also moved into the water off of the California coast. They are fishing well with live baits as well as crank baits. The average size this year is about two feet and weighs around 10 pounds.

The albacore have arrived as well and the fishing is good for these great tasting fish. They are such a fast swimming fish they always give a fishing fanatic a good time. The albacore are running between 2.5 feet and 3 feet and weighting in around 30 pounds.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tips for Fishing in a River

Rivers are one of the more challenging venues to fish. In the fall rivers are generally at their lowest water levels. The deep holes are not so deep and the shade trees and brush are now high up on the banks. These extreme changes make river fishing one of the most challenging of all the fishing games. Here are a few tips to be successful on a river.

Fish do their best to conserve energy. On a river, that means they won’t be in the fast water if there is slow water available. Generally the fish will be looking for the deeper water or other places where the currant is slow. Rocks, trees, limbs and other obstructions create pockets of slow water. If you cast your line in the river above these objects and allow the bait or lure to drift down and through the calm water, you have a better chance of catching fish.

Most fish don’t like to be in direct sunlight. They prefer shady areas. Look along the banks for bushes or trees that cast shadows on the water or are even growing in the water. These underwater roots and twigs slow down the current as well as provide shade. Fish love to sit around in these areas and wait for food to drift by. If it drifts by close enough they will dash out into the current, bite the food and return back to the protection of the bushes, all about as quick as you can blink your eye.

Look carefully at branches that hang over the water. If there are bugs or flies or caterpillars on the branches there is no doubt that the fish will be eating them. Put one on a hook and let it drift under the branch.

You may find that this is the most fun of all fishing games, even the online fishing games.