If one is looking for a different type of vacation to unwind with friends or family, then a salmon fishing vacation is an interesting option. Of course one needs to have an affinity towards fishing and a boat to enjoy a fishing vacation. Again, salmon fishing is not just any type of fishing but a highly specialized hobby in itself. One needs to have enough information about the fish, its habitat, behavior etc. This is a popular sport in Alaska, which has a good population of salmon fish.
The whole aim for deep sea fishing for profit is to catch as many fish as possible, usually by the netting procedure. What usually happens is that you will go out on a trailer boat, usually with a friend or two and then you will ride out into the deep waters where you know the fish are going to be. You will then stop the boat and haul the fishing net into the sea. Wait a while and then pull the netting up with the fish inside.
How many times have you heard people say, “I’ve got the best fishing tips for you” only for them to provide you with a lecture on moon phases coupled with a range of weather conditions, a variety of obscure types of bait to use, and their opinion of the best brand of rod and tackle? Answer, too many times! Fishing tips circulate among anglers in high abundance and while some tips have great merit others should be taken with a grain of salt. It is worthwhile to take note of some fundamental fishing tips that may be considered generic such as the choice of bait and lure and fishing equipment, when to fish, as well as the choice of location to go fishing and where to cast your line when you get there.
Although there are a number of different fish known as snook it is the common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) that is best known to anglers. The species can be found in the western Atlantic and Caribbean and farther south on the east-coast of South America as far as Rio where it may also be known as Róbalo. This should not be confused with the species Eleginops maclovinus which is also known as Róbalo but is only found in icy waters around the southernmost areas of South America. In Australia snook refers to the species Sphyraena novoaehollandiae, which is also known as ocean pike or Australian barracuda.
Whether it is silver flashing through crystal water, or rainbow colours jigging around the edge of a coral reef, or furry flies buzzing back and forth across a trout stream, any angler can be lured by the use of a lure. In effect, the lure is mimicking the colour and shape of a natural food source for a fish but you will still need to work with the lure to ensure that it also mimics the right behaviour. Fishing with lures can remove the need to obtain fresh bait and can be both a challenging and rewarding experience, but it may require the development of new skills and techniques.
A shoreline or jetty can provide easy access for fishing but may not necessarily yield good results. As the more accessible areas become saturated with anglers it becomes much harder to catch a fish of a legal size or to even catch one at all. On the other hand, boat fishing can provide access to areas where you can fish undisturbed by others, have access to different fish habitats and can still find a rich variety of fish life. If you intend to choose boat fishing then you will need to consider a few things before you begin such as the cost of hire or purchase, the license and registration requirements for using a boat, and the choice of fishing gear especially if you are venturing out on the ocean, and the presence of restricted areas such as conservation zones.
It has become something of a cliché to hear about someone that has gone on vacation and left a note, which reads simply 'Gone fishing!'. Whether it is that one great trophy fish you've always dreamed of or sharing a fishing experience with your best buddy or family or just being in a great location, a fishing vacation can be one of the best memories you will have. Your vacation is a time to relax and let your worries disappear and what better way to do that than to go fishing.
Anyone that has ever hooked a salmon will talk about the rush of adrenaline they felt when it leaped from the water thrashing its head from side to side and threatening to break the line and at any moment to swim free. Whether you try your hand at fresh water or salt water salmon fishing, you can be guaranteed that it is one of the most exciting fishing experiences you will find.