Sailing Knots 101

The knots which sailors tie to manage their rigging can be beautiful and elaborate. But form follows function, and being able to tie the right kind of knot which doesn’t slip can make the difference between sailing safely and dealing with hassles or even an emergency out on the water. As a beginner, maritime knots … Read more

6 Best Places to Sail in the World

One of the most exciting things about sailing as a hobby is that it can take you to destinations around the globe. Each can offer you unique experiences on the water and at port. Looking for ideas for where to sail next? Here are some of the top places to sail around the world. 1. … Read more

6 Best Places to Sail in the US

Whether you are planning a sailing trip or you are thinking about relocating, you may be wondering where some of the best sailing opportunities are in the US. Let’s check out some prime destinations, some of them well-known, others hidden gems. 1. Newport, Rhode Island We’ll start with one of the best-known destinations for sailing … Read more

10 Simple Ways to Get Into Sailing

If you want to get into sailing, you may wonder where and how to start, and whether it is even possible for you if you are on a budget. While the world of sailing may appear daunting to you as a newcomer, it is actually easier and more affordable than you might think to start … Read more

Salt Water Bait Tips

Lures are a multi-million dollar industry but bait continues to be the “go to” for many salt water anglers. While lures can be an excellent means of fooling even a wary fish natural bait allows to you to skip the trickery and offer what is already a natural food source. It’s like feeding your child what they already like rather than talking them into trying something new. However, bait does require more care and a slight change in tactics if you are going to be success.

Picking your bait

You want to use bait which is naturally found, and that your target species naturally eats, in the area you will be fishing. The best way to do this is to catch you bait yourself in the same water before heading out for bigger game fish. If you cannot collect your own bait pick some up from a local bait shop instead of bringing it with your from somewhere else. Even if your favorite bait works well at home it may not be the food of choice where you are going. Plus, many areas have strict regulations concerning the transferring of baits from one water to another due to concerns over disease or invasive species.

Next, you should always try to use fresh live bait. Again, this is what game fish are feeding on and this is what will result in the most hook ups. If live bait is not available look for fresh cut bait and as a last resort frozen cut bait.

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