It’s summertime, and the fishing can be easy. Increase your chances of reeling in the big one with these summer fishing tips.
Keep it cool
You don’t like the midday sun, and neither does that kingfish. He and his kin are sensitive to water temperature changes. Thanks to that bright mid-day sun roasting your boat and everyone in it, you can forget about finding easy pickings. You’re much more likely to get a bite on that hook if you fish in shaded areas. Time of day makes a huge difference in summer fishing success as well. That saying the early bird gets the worm is correct – especially when the late bird is fishing in the heat of the day. Rise early – or head out to fish when the sun goes down.
Look for the intersections
Temperature breaks in water are famously ripe with possibility. That’s where you’ll find baitfish huddled together to avoid the warmer surrounding water conditions. Some of these breaks are easily visible, so seek them out. Those that are less obvious to the naked eye can be detected with a simple water temperature test. Simply dip your foot in the water to deduce where the temperature differs.
Just as you retreat to the recesses of your living room and the comfort of the air conditioning when it’s hot and humid outside, so too do fish find their perfect spot. Here’s a hint: it happens to be deep underwater. There, they find respite from the hot waters above. Take note, persistent fishermen and women who insist on fishing at high noon: you’re likely to only find bites in deep water at this time.
Always wear SPF and drink plenty of water
You can’t catch fish if you’re laid up at home with sun poisoning. Those SPF-laced shirts are one of the best products to ever catch on with the fishing set. Buy a few and keep them handy. Reapply sunscreen as necessary. Stay hydrated so you can be ready to fight the big one out there on the water.
Before you head out with your bait and dreams of a big catch, make sure you’re adequately insured for the voyage. The marine insurance advisors at W3 Marine would love to be out fishing with you; in the meantime, they’ll settle for binding the best policies. Don’t be surprised if you see your advisor out on the water before or after work, following these summer fishing tips and waiting for the next big bite.