Monthly Archives: October 2013

Information About Fishing Rod Holders

Fishing rod holders take the inconvenience out of fishing for a variety of reasons.  For one, it is a convenient storage device especially when one is in a kayak.  Rather than holding the paddle in between the legs while fishing, a holder stores the rod in place therefore enabling anyone to carry multiple rods or (if one insists so) carry multiple paddles.  It also makes trolling easy as a holder keeps the fishing rod in place as one travels to a number of spots.  Also, when unhooking a caught fish, rod holders keep the rod secure.  More importantly, they help one catch more fish at the same time enabling a kayak look versatile and extremely well-designed.

Here are some tips that could prove helpful in order to determine the types of fishing rods one should purchase.

To attach or to not attach

There are basically two types of holders, one that could be attached to the exterior of the kayak and one that is put in the flush.  Both have different functions and both work well accordingly.  The choice all depends on what one prefers to use and how.

To those who prefer the attached

If the straight type is used, one is able to keep the fishing rod in the middle of the kayak and therefore works best in keeping the rod in storage.  This straight type of fishing rod holder is good for the Tower and Cobra Navigator model of a kayak.

To those who prefer the unattached

The unattached type of rod holder comes in two forms, the straight and the angled.  Most kayaks use the angled form.  When this type is used, one has a good chance of being able to stroll because the rods veer away from the kayak.

The alternative type of fishing rod holder

There is another type of rod holder that could be placed just above the kayak.  These are usually tubes that are called RAM as well as Titelock.  As the latter’s name implies, it locks the rod in place and usually consists of a male and a female part.  This part difference allows the two to be separated.  Manufacturers that generally make this type of fishing rod are Attwood, Scotty and Roberts.

The home-made holder

One could just as make his or her very own personalized fishing rod holder using common PVC. Or one could also start out by getting a milk crate and attaching it to a kayak with the use of straps.

Ten Deep Sea Fishing Tips

Deep sea fishing is a wonderful and extremely enjoyable activity. Here are some tips that will make your salt water fishing adventure even better.

1. Watch the signs

If you see birds e.g. Seagulls that are feasting on small bait-type fishes, there are probably larger game-type fish below the surface of the water. Also, look for floating wood or debris.  In most cases when you chance upon a large floating wood, you would find a large game fish in the area even encountering dolphin.

2. If you’re looking for tunas, find the dolphins

Yellowfin tuna are usually found schooling with dolphins. So if you see a group of dolphins, chances are there are some tuna in the area.

3. Crabs for full moon

During full moons use soft crab imitations as bait. That’s the time when crabs shed their shells and stripers come looking for them.

4. Stop, Snook and Listen

Fishing for snooks is quite similar as fishing for bass. Snooks like to be around ledges, posts and rocks.

5. Cut and Burn

If you have trouble cutting through a spiderwire braid, try using a lighter or a match.

6. The Circle Hook

Use a circle hook if you would like a higher hook up ratio. These hooks guarantees more catch, because of the minute gap, and the reverse point. They are generally better for the fish since they do not hook in the gut just the lip.

7. Don’t have sea legs

Watch the horizon and stay on deck.  These would generally help you if you’re having trouble with sea sickness:  Stay away from the boat fumes, breathing it only exacerbates the problem.

8. Good Reef

The best place to fish is near reefs since big game fish feed on fish that live on reefs.

9. Anchors away

When your anchor is stuck at the bottom, try attaching a float to it. Return after the tide has changed in direction. This should be enough to loosen the anchor.

10. Fish where the fish are

A lot of fisherman have the idea that they should be catching their live baits over the reefs before going to deep waters. If the live baits are not in the area you’re planning to catch the larger games, then why would you come up with the idea that the large fish are there. Wouldn’t they be in the area where the bait fish are?