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A Beginner’s Guide to Deep Sea Fishing While on Vacation

If you have never been deep sea fishing before and have only watched popular shows like Shark Men or Deadliest Catch, then you need to experience the thrill of what deep sea fishing is all about. The biggest allure of deep sea fishing over freshwater fishing is what might be on the end of the line. The ocean water is not as rough as the reality TV shows portray them to be, in fact, the ocean can be very calm and relaxing. If you want a new and amazing experience, hiring professional fishing charters is the best way to go, especially if you’re on vacation and this is your first deep sea fishing experience.

Deep Sea Fishing World Wide

One of the best things about deep sea fishing while you’re on vacation is the fact that you can go anywhere worldwide and get a new unique experience no matter the location. For example, Bar Harbor, Maine offers half-day fishing trips for your entire family and it’s a place where you can see porpoises, seals, osprey, ducks, seagulls, and eagles. You get an amazing view of Acadia National Park and 20 miles out to sea might provide a cod, cunner, cusk, school pollock, mackerel, redfish, sculpin, bluefish or maybe even a Mako shark on the end of your line?

Are you planning on taking a European vacation? Ireland has some of the best deep-sea fishing in the world and anglers love Donegal Bay. There are a lot of favorite spots in this area and Trabane is a very popular spot where you can fish on the shores of the beaches or at the mouth of the streams. You could end up with a mackerel or dogfish on the end of your line at this beautiful location. Some other species that you might catch are cod, pollock, bluefin tuna, pouting, and a maybe even a blue shark! This location provides fly fishing as well as deep sea fishing and it’s always a good idea to hire a small boat no matter where you go.

What You Need to Know About Charter Fishing

One of the first things you want to do when you board the boat is to find a place to store your gear. Don’t put your gear on the deck, it gets slippery and the crew needs room to operate. You should sign the ship’s manifest and get to know the crew members by introducing yourself. If you are asked if you want a fish bag, the answer is yes. It usually only cost a couple of bucks and you will get a number for your fish bag.

Deckhands will help remove the fish from the hook and place the fish in your numbered bag. Sometimes, jackpots are offered on deep sea fishing trips. A small entry fee is required and whoever catches the biggest fish, wins the jackpot. It’s a fun way to enjoy the experience of deep sea fishing and the challenge makes it even more exciting!

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