If you're considering a deep-sea fishing adventure this summer, making a few adjustments and gear modifications can help you successfully land big fish like Marlin, Tuna, or Halibut.
Here are some Marlin deep-sea fishing adjustments and gear modifications you should make before your trip.
Marlin fish are among the most powerful and tenacious sport fish in the ocean. Before your Marlin deep sea fishing adventure, you might need to make some modifications to your existing fishing gear.
- Gloves: fishing gloves can prevent the painful blisters and cuts that make fighting a Marlin more difficult and painful. Because Marlin are notorious for making long runs and requiring extreme endurance, standard fishing gloves can be insufficient. You can fortify your standard fishing gloves with an old pair of jeans and a little glue. Begin by tracing the outline of your fishing gloves on your jeans. Next, cut the outline out and complete the fortification by gluing the jean cut-out to the pad of your fishing gloves. Allow the jeans to bond with the fishing gloves for several days. This extra cushioning can pay huge dividends when fighting Marlin on deep-sea fishing charter trips.
- Extra Padding: most Marlin deep sea charter boats supply clients with belts to secure the butt end of the fishing rod during a prolonged battle with a big fish. Although these belts can reduce the strain placed on your arms and shoulders, the material can be tough on your waist. One modification you can make is adding a layer of padding to the base of the rod holder belt. Duct taping a small neck pillow or foam pad can often be the easiest way to make the modification on the boat. You can make your padding more secure, however, by gluing the sections of a pool noodle to the base of the rod holder belt.
Marlin deep sea fishing adventures are unlike other fishing trips. If you try to reel in a big Marlin as you would another sport fish, you're likely to become exhausted.
- Drag Adjustments: most angling tactical designed to handle a trophy Marlin are equipped with stout drag systems. During a protracted fight with a big Marlin, it's critical to increase your drag. By increasing your drag during the fight, you're less likely to break the line or pull the hook when the fish is fresh while tiring the fish out more quickly at the end.
For more information, contact a Marlin fishing trip company.