As the old saying goes, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. This old adage has been determined to be an understatement according to the recent findings of some scientists. So, how does this relate to having an enjoyable and smooth deep sea fishing experience? It will explained to you shortly.
A study that was published in the journal called Nature Communication noted that the mesopelagic fish, which reside at least 328 feet below the surface, account for 95% of all fish in the world. These fish is representing a total biomass of about one billion tons or at least 30 times more mass than what scientists thought at first.
The World Fishing Network reported that most dep sea fishermen adhere to that 30 to 40 feet depth. However, even at those levels, swordfish, sharks, and giant tuna can still be reeled in. Listed below are three tips to make sure that you are prepared for your upcoming deep sea fishing trip.
Tips For Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Pick A Method
You can choose from two ways if you want to go on a deep sea fishing trip. You can take your own boat or you can take a chartered boat. The last one is the most logical choice for beginners.
Determine how many of you are going and set a maximum budget. Overnight charters could cost more than $500 while party boat charters could be as low as $50 per person. You have to decide whether you want have a private charter for your group or you prefer a shared charter. Don’t forget to research the boat’s crew and captain as they will significantly affect your overall deep sea fishing Myrtle Beach experience.
In case you plan to use your own boat for your fishing trip, be sure that you are aware of all the local laws. You also need to have the needed licenses before you head off to the waters. Some places will permit you to take your catch with you while others require anglers to throw back their catch.
You should also be mindful of weather patterns and if needed, postpone the trip if there is an upcoming storm. You should also have a satellite phone so you will have a way to communicate with others who are on shore. Don’t forget to test your vessels and the lifejacket before you heat out to the sea.
You are more likely to get seasick on a small vessel than on a large crew ship. As a matter of fact, motion sickness is, most of the time, mental. Some say you just have to think of something else and not focus on feeling disoriented or nauseous. Just to be prepared, don’t forget to bring Dramamine or scopolamine with you on your fishing trip.
You should also be prepared for the unexpected. If you would like to bring in a shark, you should bring graphite fishing rods because they are durable and will most likely not break.
Don’t forget to research the kind of fish that are most likely to encounter in the area where you plan to fish. Knowing this will help you choose the proper lures.
Call Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises if you are looking to go on a deep sea fishing trip in Myrtle Beach.
Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582