Fishing style differs from person to person. This is what one trick might work for you but won’t work for someone else. If you have learned the basics of fishing, you have probably learned the five basics of angling: spinning, trolling, fly fishing, bait fishing, and bait casting. However, there’s a lot more to learn.
In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed a couple of fishing tips about bait and casting. There’s a lot more to learn to make your hobby more exciting and easy. Now, let’s look at a few saltwater and seasonal fishing tips.
Know Where the Tide is Going
When fishing in saltwater, it’s important to know where the tide is going. It usually washes through the reefs, which moves the bait and signals the fish’s food. When the tide multiplies, it indicates that water will move all day. This is great for fishing. So, make sure to check the weather because if there’s no tide, we suggest that you mow your lawn.
This seems like an odd tip, right? However, there’s a reason behind it. From mid-August to mid-October, redfish appear near the mouth of shorelines. At this time of the year, the sun shines bright, which means you will be wearing a lot of sunscreen and fishing from your floating dock.
This fish species can smell sunscreen and gas, which stops them from taking the bait. So, take a bottle of lava soap with you and use it generously. This will kill any sharp smells near you that might distract the fish.
Don’t Fish in a Storm
If you are fishing for bass, we suggest that you check the weather and make sure a storm is not about to arrive. The worst time to go fishing is during a storm and after it. In quiet weather, the bass is more active, and when it gets rough, they hide behind rocks.
Face the Wind
Keep the distance short between the fish and your cast when it’s windy out there. Bass swim according to the current, so they need to find the bait first before your bait. Moreover, water crashing against your boat’s hull will create a lot of noise, keeping the fish away.
Pick a Lure Based on Depth
At the surface, a fish can see more clearly. When your cast goes below 50 feet in coastal waters, the spectrum of colors becomes narrower. Hence, we recommend using colorful baits when you are fishing on the surface and darker or white baits in deep water/
Red Color Fools the Fish
Clumps of grass, stumps, and wood are shallow covers, where you can use spinnerbait in pink or red hear or a red hook with crack bait to attract fishes. This color makes the fishes assume that the bait is injured, making them eager to take the bite.
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