Fishing at the beach is an excellent recreational activity as long as you remember to bring your sunblock. In this article, I’m going to give you some other tips to use when you are planning a little fishing the next time you are at the beach.
One piece of equipment that you are going to need is a good fishing pole. If you are taking your fishing game onto a pier, then you are going to want a pole that bends less because you are going to be taking the fish pretty much straight out of the water rather than pulling them in at a wider angle.
You will also need weights for your fishing line and some different types of hooks. You can try to determine how much weight you need to put on the line by how much the current is moving. Obviously, the quicker the water is moving, the more weight you are going to need to pull the bait and hook to the ground.
There are several different types of baits that you might want to use. Most fisherman use other types of fish as their main source of bait. Crab, squid, and ragworms can also be used as bait. If you don’t know what bait to use, ask a local bait store because they will usually have all of the insider information on what is making the fish in that area bite the most. The most important thing to remember is to keep your bait in a bucket because that will make sure it stays fresh.
Another point about bait is that you are going to have to check your line often because other sea animals might eat the bait or it could get eroded away by the waves and other floating debris.
Knowing about the tides is a good idea also. You can usually get information on the tide cycle from beach information offices. Starting on an incoming tide is a good idea because the fish tend to come closer to the shoreline during that time.
With these tips, I am sure that absolutely anyone can begin to beach fish. You will probably pick up more advanced techniques and information along the way as your fishing hobby flourishes. Fishing is relaxing and fun, so grab your pole and get to any fishing hole (or beach).