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Big Game Fishing|5 Areas to Improve in Doing Tarpon Fishing &
Marlin Fishing Successfully
Big game fishing, which includes marlin fishing and tarpon fishing, is one
of the more challenging
sportfishing activities, due to
the size of the game you are
trying to capture. Depending
on the waters that you are
trying to test, plus the gear
that you brought with you, it
is very possible to catch that
big fish, if you know how to
use your skills, rod, and bait
correctly. Here are five areas
to work on (and how to improve them) to have leverage over that saltwater
giant that you want to reel in.
Locating the Fish
 Tarpons and marlins like warm saltwater. The best time to do tarpon
fishing is during their mating season (around May), and August and
September months are the best to do marlin fishing.
 Tarpons are easier to catch in beaches and under large bridges, while
marlins are often group travelers
in the deep.
 The best way to locate
them is always to have a good
captain that would guide you
where they are normally found.
It is also a good idea if you want
to travel in other waters such as
Costa Rica and Mexico to find
them.
Using Your Bait
 The best natural baits would be the threadfin herring, shad, and crabs.
Tarpons are not picky when it comes to baits though – they would eat
anything, dead or alive, that you place in the water near them.




Marlins are best fed when they try to eat the bait. It is also wise to use
fewer baits to be sure where the fish would go.
Make sure that you watch your teasers and the bait. The idea is to
have the rod in your hands before the fish touches the bait. These
fishes act fast, and they can put up a little fight when caught, so be
prepared.

Buying Rods and Reels
 Most rod manufacturers would provide you specs that you could
choose from when it comes to big game fishing, but it is important
that you anticipate the weight of the fish that you would reel in.
 Big game rods normally have stainless steel roller guides, which makes
them ideal for stand-up fishing and trolling, while reducing stress and
friction on the lines during a fight. The longer foam grips on these rods
would also make them ideal when handling heavier fish.
 To make sure that your rod would not break, make sure that you use
composite rods, which is sensitive and tough, thanks to its fiberglass
and graphite materials. It is also flexible enough to prevent breakage.
Fish Catching Skills
 When you hook up the
fish, you may feel that
screaming drag in your
hands. Don’t reel the fish
in so quickly – make use
of the elasticity of the
nylon and the length of
your line. Chase the fish to
a more open location and
enjoy the fight.
 If you released other baits, watch them first and see if there are other
fishes that would get caught in them. That’s the time to get to a chase
and try to reel them in.
Catching and Releasing Right
 Make sure that you are using circular hooks, instead of J hooks. That
would lessen the injury in the fish.



Avoid fighting or chasing the fish too long. Take note that if you are
fishing in the deeper waters, lurking sharks may be watching the fight,
too. Catch and release the fish quickly for it not to be too exhausted
upon release.

The Ultimate Newbie Fishing Guide | 6 Tips on How to Fish like a Pro
Fishing like a pro is not rocket science – you just have to have the right set
of gear and skills to help you have leverage over the fish that you want to
catch. This fishing guide would not only teach you how to fish, but also
help you get the right gear and experience of a pro
1. Choose the right rod.
Normally, rods are made with graphite, fiberglass, or composite (the
combination of both materials). Composite rods would lend you the strength
of the fiberglass and the flexibility and sensitivity of graphite, but they
normally would cost
more. However, it is
wise to choose the
more expensive but
better quality rods –
you would be surprised
how much you would
be spending if you
keep on choosing
lesser quality rods that
would break easily.
2. Choose the right hooks.
If you intend to catch fish that you would like to take home, it is okay to buy
J hooks. However, if you want to catch and release the fish afterwards,
choose circular hooks or any barbless solitary hook, since these would not
injure the fish.

3. Research on locations of different fish, or hire someone who knows them
best.
The Internet is home to a lot of resources of known gaming fish locations,
whether they are freshwater or saltwater dwellers. However, if you want to
fish locally, make sure that you keep a record of where and when you would
see the fish.
If you want to fish in a
lot of areas in the
Atlantic using a boat, it
would be wise to hire a
good captain that can
bring you to ideal fishing
locations in different
waters.
4. Work on your footwork.
All kinds of fishing guide are active and a small disturbance in the water
can immediately drive them away. When walking through river, be careful to
not create too much noise. At the same time, refrain from talking too loudly,
or operating any noisy machinery.
5. Check the weather before heading out.
The weather is the ultimate
guide when it comes to
knowing if it would be safe to
head out, and what you should
wear. While there are people
who actually prefer to fish on a
bad weather, it might not be
wise to follow suit, especially if
you are not familiar with the
waters yet.
6. Select the right bait.
Yes, there are baits created to lure different kinds of fish, and there are
fishes that are quite picky when it comes to baits. Earthworms are universal

baits when it comes to freshwater fish, but leeches would attract more fish
at once. Artificial baits would also do the same trick, depending on what type
of insect or fish they imitate.
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5 Reasons to Read the Fishing Report | Know When to Do Trout
Fishing
What is a fishing report?
This report would tell you how likely it is to catch anything, based on other
fishermen’s experiences. Based on what other anglers tell about how they
think different factors
affected their fishing, it would
tell you if it would be ideal to
go trout fishing for the day.
Reading it would save you a
lot of time and money, and it
would allow you to prepare
better for your day near the
waters. Here are the reasons
why:
1. It tells you if you would catch trout today.
It is very frustrating to wait all day by the river or lake, and then feel like
there is no trout likely to show up at any time. Reading the report would
allow you to prepare different baits and tackles that other anglers
recommend. Note that there are sites that do hourly reports, and it would be
ideal to stay tuned to know what kinds of fish are likely to bite during your
fishing time.
2. It would help you know what kind of clothing you should wear.
The report would also tell recommendations about the ideal clothing gear,
and reading it would tell you what to wear while you are out there. Being
dressed right would allow you to stay by the water more comfortably, and it
would allow you to fish for longer hours.

3. The sun and the moon have impact on fish activity.
You may have known the
universal claim that fish
breed and feed mostly during
dusk or dawn, and it is the
perfect time to catch trout.
However, certain solar and
lunar activities also have
impact on fish activity. The
report would tell you about
these astronomical activities
and let you know how likely it
is to catch the fish of your
choice when they happen.
4. It gives information about water clarity.
You may rely on the drag to tell you if you were about to catch a trout, but a
better angler would rely on his eyes. The report would tell you about the
clarity of water in your area, and if you think it is muddy, you would have to
find the statistics on the chances of fish travelling to clearer areas. This
would help you in finding the best position to cast your lines. With our luxury
fishing service at http://royal-safari.com you will get the best access to all
fishing places all over the year.
5. It tells you about the seasonal patterns and trout activity.
The report also acts like an almanac of some sorts which tells you about
trout activity in your area – like any living animal, trout reacts to water
temperature, pressure, salinity,
and everything else that would
happen in their natural habitat.
Not only does the report help you
know the best tactics in catching
trout, it also helps you
understand the fish’s behavior
better. That prepares you well in
fishing in other areas to catch
other kinds of trout.

5 Tips on Catching Fresh Water Fish | How to be an Angler in Rivers
and Lakes
Freshwater fishing is one of
the things that you could
enjoy by yourself or with the
rest of the family. These five
tips would teach you how to
get started with this
recreation, and how to catch
more fish in a single fishing
day out.
Get the ideal angling gear
The right rod would depend on the type of fish that you intend to catch, but
having a composite rod, which is made of mixed graphite and fiberglass,
would allow you to have a rod that can take on majority of fresh water
fish. At the same time, you should also prepare a bait bag, which you can
fill up while you are scouting for the right location.
Choose the right bait
When choosing the right bait for fresh water fishing, make sure that you
are selecting the ones that
are most attractive to the
fish that you are trying to
lure. The most accessible
bait is the earthworm,
followed by grasshoppers
and leeches. You can also
choose artificial baits that
would look like insects to
attract fish.
When attaching bait to the hook, make sure that your hands do not smell
that can repel to the fish, like smoke. This would improve the chance that
your bait would indeed attract the fish.

Read fishing reports before you head out
These reports are very ideal to read because they don’t only tell you about
the likelihood of getting a particular fish in your area, they also tell you when
fishes are most abundant, depending on several factors. These reports are
heavily relied on by anglers, beginners or pros alike.
Look for the direction of the wind and water
Note that it is also very important to note where the wind is blowing and
where the body of water flows, because baitfish or insects are normally
blown to the downwind area of the body of water. Where these animals go is
where the game fish would swim to feed. Shores are also excellent locations
– you get more bites there. Mossy areas are also ideal for casting baits,
since fishes also go there to hunt for food. For salmon fishing, head towards
the surf, or the gut at the river mouth.
Make sure you bring something to help you keep your patience
You may not get a bite immediately, so it is very important to be patient.
Take a book or a radio with you to help you while away time waiting for fish.

5 Tips on Saltwater Fishing | How to Do Tuna Fishing like a Pro
Angler
Fishing in saltwater is done on the shore, boat, or pier, and the type of gear
that you need to have would
largely depend on the type of
fish that you want to catch.
However, the way you handle
your resources and catch
your fish would define your
skill as an angler. Here are
some ways on how to make
sure you would always get a
good catch.

Keep Your Live Bait in Good Shape
If you prefer to use live bait in saltwater fishing, it is important that it is in
the best condition possible to make sure that it would do the job of
attracting fish. If you use aquatic bait such as minnows, an aerator that
would keep the right oxygen level in the bait tank would help.
Get a Good Spot
Location is one of the most important things that you need to know,
especially if you are trying to get a particular type of fish. Fishing maps can
be useful, and if you are particularly interested in tuna fishing, it would be
important to know what type of ocean structures they frequent form
breeding and feeding. You won’t need to buy these maps – there is plenty of
free research on the Internet.
Practice Knotting
A knot would often separate a
catch from a runaway fish, and
it is important to secure your
fishing knot that can retain its
full strength. Mastering the
bimini knot would allow you to
get that result.
Talk to Locals in a Fishing Area
The best resources about tuna
fishing activities would be the
fisherfolk. They would guide you on the best shops for tackle and the best
bait to use for a particular fishing season. They would also guide you on the
best chartered boats in the area, with a good captain that can bring you to
the best locations for hunting tuna. While you’re at it, you may also want to
join angling clubs to help you cut cost by fishing together in a boat.
Make Sure You Treat the Fish Right
You get to experience the best saltwater fishing in certain territories
because of responsible anglers, so make sure that you follow their lead. To
do that, avoid using hooks that would injure the fish, which would make it
vulnerable once you release it back in the water. Use circular hooks instead.


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