If you have never been on a deep sea fishing trip before, you can only refer to TV shows such as Shark Men and the Deadliest Catch. But if you’re not new to boarding boats, part of the excitement when going on a fishing trip is that you will never know what you may catch. In most cases, your day on the ocean water will be more relaxing than you’re used to seeing on television. But before you go on your trip, there are a few things you need to know.
Tips When Going On A Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Look for a place where you can store your gear once you get on the charter fishing Myrtle Beach boat. Don’t just leave your things on the deck because when it gets wet, the other anglers and the crew need to have a place where they can move around. Don’t forget to sign in on the manifest of the ship. Talk to the crew and introduce yourself. Be sure to ask for their names. You will also be asked if you want to have a bag for your catch for a minimal fee. Always remember your number. Once you catch a fish, later on, the deckhand will take it out of the hook and ask you what bag number to put it in. You also have to decide if you wish to join the jackpot. You need to have a bag of your own if you decide to join.
Once the boat is on the move, the captain or the deckhand will give some announcements over the intercom. You should listen because you’ll learn where the safety equipment is stored. You’ll also get an idea of what you can expect during the deep sea fishing Myrtle Beach trip. If there are things you don’t understand or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
It will take you about 30 minutes up to an hour before you reach the fishing grounds. The deckhand will set up your rental gear and give you some instructions or rules to follow. Be sure to listen.
When you reach the fishing grounds, you should stay calm. Look for an open spot on the rail and then wait for the captain to give you the green light to drop the lines. If you don’t wait, you may end up getting tangled up or needing to reel in and drop the line again. If your bait is a squid, you can bait your hook early. But if it is live fish, you should not take it out from the handwell until you’re all set to fish. If you bait too early, your live bait will dye and it won’t attract any fish.
When you’re fishing, you don’t need to change the bait until it is gone if you’re using squid. If you’re using live fish as bait and it’s no longer active then you should reel it back in and then pin on a brand new bait.
Once the fishing trip is over and you’re on your way home, the deckhand will tell you if it’s time to weigh in for the jackpot. Get your biggest fish and have them weigh in. Once that’s done, the crew will begin cutting your fish and you’ll have fresh fish to cook and eat when you get home.
Call Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises now if you’re thinking of going on a deep sea fishing trip in Myrtle Beach.