Deep sea fishing is hard core. From the huge tunas and marlin to sharks and other deep water creatures, landing “the big one” can be an exhilarating challenge. Deep sea fishingoccurs in water over 30 meters deep where predatory fish and other large animals thrive. Deep sea charters provide an opportunity to meet the monsters, get one on your line and reel it in. So, what do you need to know before hitting the water? Deep sea charters experts from Scott Bruce Tuna Charters can provide a peak into what one expect on your next outing.
Be prepared for motion sickness
Out in the open ocean, waves can be very large and can mean much more turbulence and boat rocking than inland anglers are used to. If you know you are prone to motion sickness, you should consult your doctor prior to the trip about preventative options.Try dramamine, prescription patches or ginger to help combat the symptoms of motion sickness. Rough waters can cause water to be sprayed higher up and around the boat. Proper apparel including water and wind resistant clothes can make for a more pleasant experience, even if you’re soaked.
The gear is a bit different
Saltwater fishing requires corrosion resistant materials and the strength to withstand hours fighting a huge fish. The hook, lure and rod are all formulated for the strength and stamina of fish like marlin and tuna. By understanding how your lure looks in the water, and how to move the rod to attract a bite, you’ll have that much better chance at catching something great! Practice make perfect so take the gear out for a test on the dock before getting on your deep sea charter. Having tried casting and reeling from the dock, you will be more confident on the boat. Most deep sea charters are staffed by experienced anglers so no need to worry about learning knots to attach new hooks and lures.
Finding where to fish can be tough
Experienced, local anglers will have an idea of where to fish but it’s impossible to say for sure where the fish will be. Deep sea charters are on the water daily so trust their judgement when deciding where to drop your line. Once it’s in the water, sit back and relax – this could take a while.
Patience can be the difference between a frustratingly uneventful day on the water and a day enjoying the sun, waves and friends. In the 30+ yards of water below your boat, any number of fish could be swimming and attracting them is never easy. Deep sea charters will usually pick a place and set a time limit for a bite – none within an hour and they move on. Other anglers may be persistent and will stay in one place the entire day waiting for a bite. Picking a spot can be a challenge but patience can
Deep sea charters offer a new fishing experience, especially for inland anglers. The gear, boat and catch are likely new and maybe even a bit intimidating, especially to non-fishers!Scott Bruce Tuna Charters offers deep sea charter fishing trips off the coast of Canada. Private charters are guided by experienced crew members and can be booked for an entire day or simply an afternoon depending on your preference. Whether you are looking to reel in a big bluefin tuna or simply hoping to catch a glimpse of one, Scott Bruce provides the gear, tackle and knowledge necessary for all to have a memorable time. For more information about our deep sea charters, click here.