Quick Tips for Fun and Successful Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing refers to fishing far off the shore, in waters that are several meters deep. You need to plan on hitting these deep waters to find some of what are called game fish, meaning swordfish, tuna, and the like. Deep sea fishing can be a bit more complicated than regular fishing as these fish are bigger and may be harder to reel in, and since you're in the wide open waters, they can also be harder to find. Note a few quick tips for fun and successful deep sea fishing for your next holiday.

Know the signs of where to find fish

Since you'll be in a great amount of open water for deep sea fishing, you need to watch for signs of where to find fish rather than simply trolling and expecting them to find you. Seagulls often feed on bait fish that are dead in the water, and game fish might do the same. If you see seagulls circling an area, this can be a good sign of nearby fish. Driftwood might provide shade for large fish to come closer to the surface to feed, so look for logs or any other type of wood.

Look for dolphins

Some game fish such as tuna will actually school and swim with dolphins. This can give them added protection against their own predators. If you see schools of dolphins, fish nearby as you might find more tuna and other fish with them.

Bring the right tools

Since fishing wire for deep sea fishing is so much thicker than standard fishing line, you need to bring the right tools for cutting through it. This can mean an actual pair of pliers or a lighter to burn through what is called a spider wire braid rope. The pliers can also be needed to take the larger hooks out of the mouths of the game fish you encounter; since their skin is so thick, you may not be able to simply pry it out as you would with standard fishing.

Don't get seasick

You might lose sight of the shoreline when deep sea fishing, and this can cause even more seasickness than with standard fishing. Bring medication with you and stay away from the engine of the boat, as breathing in exhaust and fumes can make the problem worse. Look down at the floor of the boat rather than the water; seasickness is caused when the feelings in your legs don't match up with what your eyes see along the horizon. Taking your eyes off the horizon can cause the feeling to subside.