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3 Types of Saltwater Fishing: Their Advantages and Disadvantages

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There are many reasons why people love sport-fishing, from experiencing a new adventure to participating in fishing tournaments, all reasons are valid and there are always good options to fulfill everyone’s fishing needs.

But what if your only interest is to have a really nice fishy dinner with your family and friends? Well, we’re glad to inform you that there is also a type of fishing that works best for that purpose, but first, let’s review the types of fishing available, their advantages and disadvantages.

1. Surf fishing

Surf fishing is a type of fishing technique that is done from shore, in a sandy or rocky beach but always from shore. It is a great activity if you want to have a good time with family and friends and catch some (but not much) fish.

Although surf fishing is fun, catching something can take a while, and sadly, sometimes you’ll only catch a can of soda. It takes lots of patience and depending on the area, the fish you’ll catch will be from small to medium size.

2. Deep-sea fishing

Also known as offshore fishing is the best way to fish a nice amount of fish and also to catch big game specimens. It’s also excellent if you’re looking for a fun sport-fishing experience that will give you an adrenaline rush. It is best recommended that you hire an experienced sport-fishing charter company to take you fishing to ensure you are safe at all times. If you want an adventure, a challenge, fun and a good dinner this is the best option.

3. Pier fishing

Fishing from a pier is a very comfortable saltwater fishing technique because you don’t have to get wet, you don’t have to fight with currents and you can catch moderately better fish size than fishing from shore. The only disadvantage here is that you will have to find a way to keep your fish protected from the seagulls and from heat, so taking an ice chest is highly recommended.

As you can see, these three types of saltwater fishing techniques require different scenarios, different set of skills, different equipment and also, different goals. If your goal is to catch enough fish to eat with your friends and family, or if you want to have a new adventure, or if you want to go after bigger fish,deep-sea fishing is recommended because if you try the other two with these kind of expectations, you will definitely get disappointed.

At Fantastic II Charters, we are experts in offshore fishing and always enjoy taking our clients to the best spots in the open ocean where they can enjoy the day and return home with lots of fish.

Give us a call to book your next sport-fishing trip in Key Largo.