If all you’ve ever done is fish at your nearby stream, pond, river, or even lake, what should you expect when you go deep sea fishing?
A Worthwhile Catch
First, you’re likely to catch a fish or other aquatic creature that could conceivably be bigger than you in some respects. Expect to see long, huge, and/or odd-looking creatures that look nothing like what you’re used to… so it’s no wonder that people bring their cameras along for the ride!
Avoid Getting Seasick
Next, you could get sea sick so it makes sense to prepare by being well-rested before the trip. Perhaps take antiemetic drugs beforehand, like Dramamine, and/or wear an acupressure wristband.
Also, deep sea means you’ll be going out to deep waters where you’ll be quite far from dry land. It takes a bit of time to get “out there,” so don’t expect to be done within an hour.
A Different Type of Boat
Expect to be on a bigger boat that you’re probably used to, as deep sea boats are, by design, larger than boats used for fishing closer to shore. Obviously, the open sea can involve strong wind and waves so deep sea boats are designed to deal with such things.
A Physical Test
If it’s windy and wavy, you might not just sit back and relax on your deep sea fishing trip. Indeed, deep sea fishing is more physical, in general, than other types of fishing. Since fish from the deep sea are larger and stronger than other inshore fish, sometimes it might require more than one person to haul the catch into the boat. You might be using your biceps, triceps and all the other body parts you’ve worked out over the years! Deep sea fishing is likely to make you sweaty, as it’s action-packed. Oh, and you might get wet, too.
Finally, expect to see a variety of fishing poles utilizing tackle that works well in salt water. You’re likely to see multiplier reels take their place on the standard reel– this eliminates friction. Expect different gears as well, allowing for stability and a more powerful hold of the line.