Saturday, July 18, 2015

Great Cape Cod Deep Sea Fishing

By Eula Clarke

For something different on your vacation, try angling some tuna or marlin and get some whale watching in at the same time. The fishing is great at Hyannis Barnstable Ma and along the New England coast line. You may be an expert at casting your line from the river bank or lake but fishing the deep sea is very different. For an experienced angler or first timer here are some Cape Cod Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Newbies.

Fishing Charters are expensive so if you can, go with a group of people you know. That way everyone can chip in and it will be fun for everyone. If you are going alone, just know that there will be strangers on the boat so expect to mingle, unless you can afford to hire the boat for yourself.

Where ever deep-sea fishing is available, there will be charters for hire. But it is a popular sport and vacation activity so book your trip early. Most charters are booked weeks in advance.

You can still probably find one when you get to your vacation location. One good way to do so, is to take a sightseeing tour on a boat or walk the docks and ask for recommendations from the vendors. It is possible to still find a trip at a reasonable cost.

While booking your trip, ask what you need to bring. Usually the charter will provide the necessary licenses, life jackets, rods and bait. Do not take it for granted though and ask. Also, find out if you should bring your own food and drink.

While preparing for your trip be sure to take along your sunglasses and sunscreen. People do not realize just how the bright the sunlight is when reflecting off the water. Things to not bring are jewelry or anything else you do not want to lose or have get soaked. The cloths you wear should be layered as your trip will probably last all day and it gets very cool on the water once the sun begins to sink.

The crew on board is going to be knowledgeable and helpful about the best spots for catching fish and on technique. Pay attention and ask questions when you have them. Let them show you how to bait your line and follow their advice on reeling in your catch. One thing to remember though is if the Captain gives you an order, follow it because they are always in charge even though you hired them for the day.

It is a good idea to keep your eyes on the horizon as it is steady. Doing this will help keep you from getting seasick. Drink lots of water. Even if it is an overcast or cloudy day, you are probably going to dehydrate quickly without realizing it. This is especially true if you are drinking alcohol on board.

Take lots of pictures so you can prove you really did catch a big one. Put your catch on ice so you can get it home fresh. Also, obey the legal limits and do not keep any endangered fish.

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