Basic Tips for Big Game Fishing

Basic Tips for Big Game Fishing
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Are you going to be fishing for big game in the near future? If so, then there are a few tips and advice you’ll want to keep in mind, especially if you’re a beginner. With that said, below are a few simple big game fishing tips that you’ll want to consider.

1. Know Where To Look
You want to know where to look for big game fish, and you also went to know how much is too much time in a spot. Generally speaking, if it’s been 30-50 minutes and you haven’t had a bite at all, then it’s time to move spots. As for where to actually find big game fish, the best places tend to be near reefs and shipwrecks, which means you’ll want to have general knowledge of the region you’re going to fish in. If you can locate reefs and/or wrecks, the chances are there will be big game fish in the area.

2. Use The Right Equipment
The equipment you use can make all the difference in the world, and can either result in you catching a lot of big game fish or not catching any fish at all. What you want to do is stick with fast-trolling lures, as they work the best for catching tuna and other types of fish that are fast. Also, make sure the fishing pole you’re using is suitable for big game fish, otherwise it could end up snapping on you when you hook a large fish. Quality equipment might be expensive, but it is worth buying.

3. Use A Fish Finder
If you want to find big game fish, besides knowing where to look, there is something else you can do. You can use a fish finder or a GPS device designed to help find fish. Trust us when we say this makes finding fish much easier.

You don’t want to use outdated and very old GPS gear. The latest navigational gear is what you want to use, and many sports fishing boats will have them. Nonetheless, it’s still a good idea to bring your own GPS equipment.

4. Fighting With The Fish
Finding big game fish is one thing, but what do you do when one actually bites? If you’ve never baited big game fish, then you might be in for a shock. Many big game fish will snap your line if you don’t know what you’re doing.

One strategy you can use is gaffing, which is when you use a gaff to snatch up the fish after it bites the line. Using a large net might come in handy too, but make sure that this is allowed by local law. Another option is to pull the fish up as close to the surface as possible, and then pulling it onto the boat with your hands.

It doesn’t matter what type of big game fish you’re aiming to catch, the above tips can help. Sure, they may seem like commonsense tips, but they can come in handy and make all the difference in the world. Good luck if you decide to implement the above tips.

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