Deep Sea Fishing

By Owen Jones

Even though this term might make you think of ocean fishing, deep sea fishing refers to that which is performed in waters as large as or larger than lakes. Rivers and ponds are not "deep sea fishing" as the water is usually too shallow. Deep sea fishing is carried out in coastal waters where lots of large fish species make their home.

Deep sea game fishing does require a larger boat in order to achieve open sea manoeuvres and store the catch conveniently. Such a boat should have enough room for the crew meant to actually do the fishing and also for the equipment needed in order to catch and store these larger scale fish. It should be the type of boat intended to withstand sea storms and bad weather and to gain easy access to the fishing areas in a fast and safe manner.

The wide range of fish that are caught in deep sea fishing includes marlins, swordfish, sailfish, large tunas and various types of sharks. There are also smaller species of fish captured at the same time with these large ones. However, the former are not part of the plan. These come as by-catch or, if caught intentionally, they are meant to be turned into bait for the larger fishes.

Open sea fishing became a basic occupation in coastal areas, allowing people to earn their living. Later it became a proper business. California, Nova Scotia, Hawaii, Florida, New Zealand are among the most common locations. A big advantage of those areas is that the possibility of catching big fish along the coasts is triple that of other regions where the various large species live in far deeper waters.

There are several techniques of deep sea game fishing of which the first we should mention is trolling, which is a form of angling performed by drawing a baited line through the water. The bait usually consists of squid or other small fish often used for bait and it is thrown into the sea off the rear of the boat. Deep sea game fishing boats have apiece of equipment called stabilizers or outriggers which enlarge the actual fish-catching area. Another technique is 'chumming' or 'chunking' which requires that large pieces of bait fish be thrown overboard in order to attract the larger. more desired species.

It is easy to understand that open sea fishing has been developed commensurately with larger market consumption. Nowadays, more and more people in large cities are beginning to be able to afford to vary their diets to include various sea foods, big deep sea fish have become more popular than ever.

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