Fishing Tackle

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Fishing was one of Mankind’s earliest endeavors to find food and since them we have relentlessly pursued that initiative by fishing in fresh water and in the high seas. There has never been any reluctance on our part to take it as a food source as fish is edible and a great source of protein and freely available in almost all bodies of water and easily catchable but with a little bit of patience, guile and ingenuity, that is needed. There are many ways of catching fish and commercially it is fishing nets that are employed in the high seas where shoals are identified using modern technology like sonar and digital thermal imaging using satellites to cast the nets at the appropriate locations. Netting fish commercially is a very sophisticated operation carried out in the high seas employing technology at its best, like Global Positioning Systems and state of the art trawlers, so that it would be economically viable.

Traditional fishing challenges

The traditional or sporting initiative is to give the fish too an equal chance and that is by employing the fishing tackle which is a complete contraption where at the extreme end under the water is the hook with the bait on it. The fish has the opportunity to ignore the bait and swim away but if it decides to be move towards the bait which it would generally do because it would observe the fishing lure and decide to investigate. Closing in on the fishing lure it would then see the bait, which would be a very juicy worm waiting there for eating and eat it will and bite hard on the bait, then it would have met its waterloo. This sequence of events is what takes place away from our sight and for which we attach the sinker just above the fishing lures onto the fishing lines and it is when the sinker dips into the water violently that we know the fish has been deceived and bitten on our bait. The fishing lines are attached to the fishing reels which are in turn fixed onto the fishing rods which would be in our firm grip and then begins the challenge where we would need to pull the fish towards us and if it is a big catch then we would need to struggle to get it ashore, into the boat and wherever we would be. This being generally the standard, it would need different approaches to be initiated in different places like the inland fresh water bodies and closer to shore which is referred to as inshore fishing also away from the shore which is called offshore fishing and surf fishing of which to be successful different strategies would need to be employed. The proper equipment is necessary to take with you when you intend to take up the challenges in the different scenarios and if you fail to do so you could come back home, empty handed. Whether you fish in the sublime waters of inland rivers and lakes or the rough sea far away from the shore or even closer to shore whatever the case may be you would need to have the best equipment because in fishing it is that what matters most.

Fresh water fishing

When you fish in fresh water it is imperative that you select the appropriate tackle because the fish you find it fresh water would vary from the fish you find offshore. Fresh water fish species would be limited to trout and fish of that size and weight, which would be about 20 pounds or so and to catch them you could use any fishing tackle that would hold up to a maximum of about 30 pounds. The fishing lines that you would attach could also have a tensile strength of around 30 pounds to marry with the fishing rods that you would be taking along with you. Fresh water is devoid of salt hence you could ease off by using normal fishing tackles but you would need to select the right bait. In the case of fresh water and the fish that you would find it is live bait like worms, and other baits similar would be ideal and have brought rich results for anglers. There are ample species of fresh water fish and using the best bait that they would like to bite would be the experience you would gain when you go along learning the finer points of how to fish and where.

Inshore fishing

When you fish closer to the shore it is fish that would be a bit larger than fresh water fish that would be your adversary and hence your fishing tackles should be able to take a bit more weight, which would be up to about 60 pounds, The fishing line should also match the same weight to be able to sustain any catch you would take in which is really a battle of the mind to be able to come up with the right combination for the job at hand. Inshore fishing would need anti corrosion equipment if you are to sustain your fishing tackle to last for sometime if not you could have your fish swimming away with your hook, line and sinker. You will need to contend with some very strong fish especially in the seas they could give you a good run for your money and it would be a fight to the death for the fish hence it is going to put all the strength it has to release itself from its predicament and you would need to better that if you are to reel it in. You may need a long and strong line too because if you bait a large fish it could draw your line deeper into the sea and you may need to let it go before you could reel it again.

Offshore fishing

This is the ultimate test where you could catch some very big fish but for that it is imperative that your get your combination right. The choosing of the right fishing tackle with the right attachments depending on what type of fish you would be hoping to catch is very important. Some big fish like the Tuna, Salmon, Sword fish etc can be quite a handful if you don’t get your equipment right especially to sustain the weights when they are at the end of the line or terminal tackle. It is also necessary to select corrosion free equipment for longer lasting use when you are out in the high seas looking for the big fish which are much stronger than fresh water fish, hence if you don’t match their strength you could lose you fishing tackle for good. Here is where the heavy weights are and you would need to get everything right and nothing could be left to chances if you are to successfully get the best prize catch. Remember that fish in the high seas are in their natural habitat and it the wild as far as they are concerned and they are very familiar with the surroundings and would do everything within their power to extricate themselves and swim away. We need to reel them in giving them the line and pulling back again till it tires itself out and for that your should have a strong fishing line and a sturdy fishing rod.

Surf fishing

You should again select a corrosion free fishing tackle which would also have the right balance between the fishing rod and the fishing line with the fishing reel able to take the strength that you would need to contend with when you have successfully got your fish to bite your bait. If you are either on a pier or shoreline you should be able to five the fish at the end of the line to pull itself out to sea and then bring it in and for that you need a line with a good tensile strength. The fishing rods that you would take along should be strong enough to take the catch in and it becomes a test of strength between your equipment and the catch. Casting the line in surf fishing, it is to be carefully noted that you get the right weight of sinker, as it would need to be furthest as possible from the shoreline to get the bigger fish out there rather than the little ones closer to shore. Choosing the right bait and hook is important too as it should be the right size for the fish you intend catching as a small fish would bite away on the bait and a larger fish biting the bait would not have any effect on it. Hence the right bail and hook for the right fish is very important and only then could you expect to catch those real big ones out there. Surf fishing is very interesting and if you have the right equipment you could really catch some great fish and closer to shore you get just what you would want.