Fishing on the continental United States is a prolific pastime for many. There’s something about going out on a boat for an entire day or even a weekend and spending time with nature, often times getting to take part of that nature home with you. It’s a pastime passed down from generation to generation.
Although some may have spent a good amount of time fishing on lakes in the United States, many fishers don’t get to fish in the ocean, unless they live in a state that borders it. Ocean fishing, although it’s the same general idea, is very different. The following points explain how charter fishing in Hawaii is drastically different than lake fishing:
- You use different equipment: The different scenarios require different equipment. For lake fishing, you often cast fish in using a reel, while in deep sea fishing, you often cast in fish using a spinner. In short, deep sea fishing uses much more sophisticated and expensive equipment, while lake fishing isn’t an expensive hobby.
- The fish are different sizes: The more sophisticated and expensive equipment is often well worth fishing in the deep sea. Deep sea fish are way bigger than lake fish, hence why you need the heavy equipment. Bigger fish may mean more to eat and a bigger prize to hang on the wall, but it also means you’re going to have to work at it. The fish that are caught in deep sea are hard to reel in alone, that’s why charter fishing is helpful. The more hands, the better. Some people in the Midwest spear sturgeon, which are long, heavy fish that are hard to get out of the water alone. The deep sea experience is very similar.
- The bigger ocean may have an effect on you: If you’ve just gone swimming in a lake and then later in the ocean, you’ll find that the experience is very different. The lake, for the most part, is calm and steady. It doesn’t take too much effort to float or tread water. In contrast, the ocean has constant waves, and with high tide and low tide, sometimes those waves can take you by surprise. It can be difficult and it takes much more effort to tread water in the ocean. The lake and the ocean are two different animals in a boat too. A boat remains mostly steady on the lake, while a bigger boat bounces around in the ocean. Even if you find that you are comfortable on a boat, you might get seasick from the bouncing around on the ocean.
All three of these factors are something to consider when thinking about charter fishing in Hawaii. Do you have the right equipment to fish in the ocean? Are you willing to spend money to get the right equipment? Will you have someone with you on the boat, or will you experience the fishing charter? And perhaps most importantly, will you be able to handle yourself on a bigger boat in the middle of the ocean?
Ocean fishing is a great experience, but being prepared for it is a necessity. For the best charter fishing in Hawaii, visit Sea Wife Charters in Kailua Kona!