ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Big Game Fishing Tips

Updated on March 14, 2011

If you’re a fisherman with some experience and you want to get bigger thrills on the next fishing level then big game fishing you know requires an amount of previous experience of any type of sport fishing. You don’t have to rig your tackle, bait a hook, cast a line, navigate or get a beer. But know your way to the boats washroom just in case!

In big game fishing, whether at home or vacationing in some coastal country, what you need first of all is money, a good clean boat, a captain that knows his way around good fishing spots and a trained crew! Once called deep-sea fishing in another era, now big game fishing refers to sport fishing for big game fish species. Marlin, sailfish, swordfish, all sorts of tuna and shark are big game potentials. A good captain will know what sort of best rigs to use in his fishing area.

If you have time on your hands, check out their flyer's and see what they have to offer.

Visiting the docks when big game boats return and see what kind of species they are fishing, it will tell you where you´re at.

Talk with the passengers when they leave and ask about their experience, boat management and if they would do it again in the same boat.

Ask how many times they have come with big game fish and how many they have docked empty handed. It does happen at times.

Inspect the boat if you can after a big game fishing trip.

The boat will not look its finest on its return from a day’s fishing trip, mostly smelly and with blood from the catch all over but it will show you the essentials.

But is it clean and well maintained? Does it have proper radio equipment? Long wave and or Short wave radio installed?

Remember that your cell phone out in the blue will probably not have reception.

Does it have life saving equipment and raft? Is it inspected yearly by a coastal authority?

Is the running gear and fishing tackle well kept so they won’t have to deal with it and waist time when you go out?

Differences in costs depend mainly on how far the fishing boat must go to reach main fishing waters, but you can settle that nicely with the captain before you ship off.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • nelson soares profile imageAUTHOR

      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      Thanks for reading my Big Game Fishing Tips jersey!

    • jerseys4kids.com profile image

      jerseys4kids.com 

      8 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok

      Yes, I love the sea as much as the next guy, unfortunately I get sea sick. It has not stopped me from working offshore on the deep sea fishing vessels though.

    • nelson soares profile imageAUTHOR

      nelson soares 

      8 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      You are so absolutely correct. The sea does have a special calling

    • sousadejesus profile image

      sousadejesus 

      8 years ago

      To be at sea, fishing, diving or just to navigate is the best feeling in the world....thanks for the tips

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)