Best Tackle For Boat And On-Shore Fishing

No matter where you travel, there's always going to be an ideal fishing tackle of choice. When you have the right tackle setup you can ensure your best chances of reeling in the big one. One of the biggest factors to consider when discovering the right tackle is where you will be fishing at. 

Boat Fishing Tackle Suggestions 

There are two different way to fish from a boat. These include casting and trolling. Each one of these requires a different tackle to be used. When you are planning on casting from the boat, you will want to get a longer 'whippier' rod that has a heavy spinning reel. This will ensure you can make those long casts that you need. This setup works best for redfish, tarpon, and striped bass. 

If you just plan on trolling, basically dropping your line in and opening the reel, then a different tackle will be better suited for those conditions. You want to opt for a heavy reel and line paired with a shorter rod. This type of tackle is best for catching wahoo, marlin, and tuna. This works quite work for dropping a jig when you are anchored to go after amberjack, grouper, or sharks.

On-Shore Fishing Tackle Suggestions 

On-shore fishing can be done a couple different ways. Anglers can opt to fish from a pier or from the beach. The difference in your ability to get to the deep water will decide on which tackle will work best for your fishing experience. 

If you are planning to fish from a pier or jetty, you will benefit from a longer 'whippier' rod. This will give you the leverage you need to cast out for fish like sheepshead and black drum. 

Fishing from the beach is much different. You will need to cast much farther out then you would need to from a pier, so you need a tackle setup that accompanies that. For beach fishing, you should opt for a long rod that has a very long butt. Some of these rods can be as long as twelve feet. They give you the leverage you need to load and launch each cast successfully far. 

If you are not sure what type of fish will be in a new area that you are trying, just stop by one of the local bait and tackle shops. They will be able to inform you of the types of fish that are out in the surrounding waters. Many will be able to recommend the best tackle setup that has been proven to work in that area. 

While you are at your local bait and tackle shop it's always a good idea to verify what the fishing regulations are. They will be able to give you insight on the fishing license you will need to fish legally in the ocean in their area. Remember that finding the right tackle is all about knowing what type of fish you are targeting and how you will be fishing them.
Joshua Keaton
Joshua Keaton

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