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According to a report offered by the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation (FHWAR) in 2006, there were nearly 40 million anglers in the US. The fishing industry offers employment to one million people and contributes $125 billion to the nation. In fact, as a hobby choice, fishing is said to be one of the bigger favorites of the Americans when compared with the total number of golf and tennis lovers, (which is, 34.8 millions). So, if you have decided to take up fishing as a hobby, there are some beginners' tips you must keep in mind when aboard fishing charters
Fishing Charters: Beginners' Tips
An amateur needs a lot of guidance and tips before he sets foot on the boat. These are a few things you must keep in mind when you book fishing charters for the first time:
- Be Patient and quiet Noise scares away fish. To be good at fishing you should be able to sit quietly (without any vigorous movement) for long periods of time. It is suggested that you spend at least 30 minutes at one location and try to spot fish in the vicinity. If after half an hour of wait you are still not able to spot any fish, move into a new location and start the scrutinizing exercise again.
- Make a to-do list Go well prepared for the fishing trip. Make a list of all the equipment, such as fishing rod, bait, fishing reel and hook, you need to carry in case your charter does not offer them. You also need to be properly dressed for your fishing endeavor. It is recommended that you wear rubber soled shoes and layered clothing. Do make sure that you carry a sun block and some snacks just in case if you get hungry.
- Select your location and season with a lot of thought This is the reason due to which researching is of prime importance. Book your fishing charters keeping in mind the kind of fish you want to catch. Decide on the place you wish to go fishing and the season those fish can be found in plenty. For example, the best time to fish cod is in the autumn and winter months, whereas spring is the best time to fish haddock.
- Be very attentive You will need to understand the sounds and sights in your vicinity as these will help you to catch fish. Pay special attention to birds and their movement. If you see too many birds diving at a particular spot, there is a high probability that you find a large number of fish in that place. Fishing is all about being instinctive and no one can train you in that. However, it is recommended that you hire professional fishing charters with an experience of at least seven years. Experienced captains can help you gain a deeper insight into fishing.
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What does a fishing charter have going for it? Many people love to fish. Going fishing conjures up visions of relaxation, peace or a sporting good time with friends. Why would a chartering a boat be any better than fishing from land?
One advantage of going on a boat is the increased access to all of the fish. On land, a fisherman would only have access to the fish in the area where he or she is standing. On a boat, you can travel into regions of the water that are simply not accessible any other way.
A charter is run by a captain and his crew who know all the ins and outs of fishing in that locale. They are able to navigate channels that are stocked full of fish to catch. An experienced captain will know exactly where to go and what is biting that time of the year. They will know which waters in the region will most likely be supporting large populations of fish.
When the fish are caught, the crew will be able to clean, dress and pack the meat for the fishermen and women to take home with them. This may be included as a part of the boating package or may require an additional fee or gratuity. All fees should be included in the paperwork completed upon sign up and check in.
When it's time to select it is important to take care of reputation. Advertisements may be found on the dock, the internet or in sporting and tackle shops in the area. It's important to have a reputable, licensed captain manning what you select.
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Deep Sea Fishing
One of the perks of living in Pinellas County is the convenient access to the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, Lake Tarpon, Tampa Bay and Lake Seminole. If you are a boat lover or enjoy a day of fishing on the water, you are in the right place. There are many boat ramps, parks, and private residences to launch a boat from.
To access Lake Tarpon, many people use facilities such as John Chestnut Sr. Park, and Anderson Park. With some of the best freshwater bass fishing in the area, you can also jet ski and even see an occasional sea plane from the water.
And don't forget about Tampa Bay. Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor has a small boat ramp, and there is a larger ramp off the Courtney Campbell Bridge. Closer to St. Petersburg, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge has a separate fishing pier for those wishing to fish from the shore. Tampa Bay is a great place to boat, water ski, and fish for the day. When you fish near the bridges or in the open water in Tampa Bay, you're sure to reel in a few great catches!