How to Saltwater Fish From Shore

How to Saltwater Fish From Shore
There are more options to saltwater fish than doing it from a boat. Don't let the fact that you don't own one keep you from enjoying the sport. In fact, in most areas you'll have a wealth of choices of where you can dip your line into salt water. There's surf fishing, pier or bridge fishing and fishing from the river bank. The fishing techniques are basically the same for all.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Tips on Saltwater Fishing from Shore

Things You’ll Need:
  • Surf Rod River Rod Fishing Tackle Bait Bait Bucket Bucket for Fish Fishing License
  • Surf Rod
  • River Rod
  • Fishing Tackle
  • Bait
  • Bait Bucket
  • Bucket for Fish
  • Fishing License
Step 1
Consider where you'll be fishing so you'll know which tackle to rig your pole with and what type of bait will be best in landing a fish.
Step 2
Go to the ocean and surf fish. You'll need a fishing pole that's about eight feet long, a triangle sinker tied on the end of your line, and two hooks tied about a foot above it. Use clams, shrimp, small fish or sand fleas as your bait.
Step 3
Fish from the shoreline of a local river. Use a smaller fishing pole such as a six-foot rod. Tie a hook or a lure on the end of your line and place a piece of split shot about six inches above the hook, to keep the line in the water. Attach a bobber on your line, if you desire. Use bait such as shrimp, finger mullet, crabs or anything else that the locals say they are catching fish with.
Step 4
Rig your pole to fish from a pier or bridge. Use the same basic rig you'd use for river fishing. Make sure you have enough line installed on your reel to reach the water. Use live bait or lures.
Step 5
Bring a bait bucket to hold your bait, extra tackle in the event you need to rig your pole again, and a bucket to hold all the fish you're going to catch.
Step 6
Check with the local fish and wildlife department to see if you are required to have a saltwater fishing license to be able to fish from shore. Check the local bag limits and size requirements for the fish you plan on catching.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.