Evinrude E-NATION, for those dedicated to water, power, fishing and fun
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Registered: ‎06-26-2019

I suck at saltwater fishing!

For the past couple months I've been fishing around Connecticut hunting for striped bass, seabass or blues. At this point I would just like to catch something since I have been skunked 6x in a row now. I finally figured out my hooks were too big so I grabbed a couple rigs that had smaller hooks and I used the right bait last night but even though everything was right, I **bleep**ed up. I couldn't set the hook. How do I get better?

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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: I suck at saltwater fishing!



I'm a tech, not a pro fisherman but I would suggest that you join a local fishing club and talk with the bait shops for advice on what rigs and lures to use. Chances are the salesperson at a big-box store may not be the most knowledgable on fishing, but the small privately owned bait shops usually share the info that you need.




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Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: I suck at saltwater fishing!

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I know no one likes dropping cash, but maybe consider going out with a guide for even just a couple hours. What you learn will set you up and get you over that learning curve.


Another thing I have done in the past when in an area I don’t know is going in to the local tackle shop and asking if any of the tackle guys want to go out fishing. I have always had a ‘taker’.  Most of those guys look for excuses to hit the water.