Monday, April 27, 2015

Off Shore Fishing Has Become A Global Favorite As A Pastime

By Alta Alexander


For many fishing is a boring and a waste of time sport. The majority do however find it a very relaxing past-time where being out in nature will help to sooth the nerves and clear the head. Others still love the thought of being out in the ocean miles from shore and tackling a big fish. Off shore fishing is very popular by many all around the world and is still a growing sport.

The electronic equipment that is used is also different as the closer to land one is the easier it is to attract someone's attention if something happens. It is still a very good idea to have a tracking device for both in-shore and off-shore methods. For further out to sea seventy four mile open radar as well as a XM Satellite Radio and Weather and a Chirp Sonar is highly recommended.

The variety and sizes of fish will also be different as the closer to shore one is the smaller they will be. The ones that are generally caught close to shore are the Flounder, Redfish which include the Sheepshead and the Dum as well as the Speckled Trout. The further out to sea one goes the bigger fish tend to be. The Yellow-fin, Marlin, Snapper, Cobia and the Mako are only a few that can be caught in deeper waters.

The deeper waters off Cape Point are one of the best areas worldwide that have the Yellowfin Tuna. They come from an undersea canyon about forty miles off-shore and are plentiful in October until late June. They are how ever being caught year round and weight a massive twenty five to one hundred kilograms. They have gained a reputation as being one of the strongest fighting fish in the ocean.

The Synergy double kayak is very stable and can be manoeuvred with ease. This one has two seats and with a smaller third centre a small passenger can also enjoy the ride. If one is fishing alone the middle seat is the perfect place to be as controlling it will be easy. There are four drains that enable any water to be drained and are also fitted with four handles for easy carrying.

To catch shark many use the Mako Magnet that sends out frequencies to attract them into a certain area. These are proven to attract shark and can be attached to the battery of the boat and then place the transducer into the water to activate. This sound can be heard a minimum of one mile under the surface. If one is more into catching Marlin and Tuna, specific magnets can also be bought for them. Each of these magnets will set one back three hundred and fifty dollars.

The in-shore waters have many different smaller but same size shoals of fish. The prized Sothern Yellowtail which migrates for hundreds of miles from New Zealand to the Namibian Boarder is plentiful. Their sizes range from fifteen to forty kilograms and are mainly caught with the trolling method.

Having durable and very strong hooks is the key to catching any prey and they must be very sharp as well as reliable. There are many different kinds to choose from varying in model and size. They are all however finished off with Duratin and come in packs of ten. The prices do vary from twenty to eighty dollars.




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