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5 Tips for First-Time Anglers

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5 Tips for First-Time Anglers

There are tons of fun experiences you can have when you vacation in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the soft, white sands of the beach, head to the Boardwalk to shop or dine, or explore the area’s nature preserves. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you might want to go fishing in Myrtle Beach! But what if you’ve never been fishing before, or you’re teaching a younger angler how to reel in their first catch? We’ve got five quick tips to get you started.

1. Choose Your Lure Carefully

When you’re choosing a lure, you have many different color options. You can find countless colors, but it’s often best to start out with a lure that matches the color of the water you’re fishing in. So, for instance, if the water is clear when you head out, you may want a white or pearl-colored lure. If the water’s green, go for green. You can always change out your lure if you find the fish don’t like the color you picked.  Check out this guide that goes into detail on all the types of lures out there!

2. Go Early or Late

You can make the most of your fishing trip by going either early in the morning or late in the day. There are multiple benefits here, but first and foremost, these times of the day are when many fish species are most active. On top of that, you’ll be much cooler and more comfortable, especially if you’re fishing in the summer. If you do go fishing in the middle of the day, try to look for a shady spot or choose a day when there’s some cloud cover.

3. Double-Check Your Hooks

This next tip might seem like common sense, but it’s something that many anglers don’t think twice about. Your fishing trip will go much more smoothly if you have a sharp hook. So, either use a new hook or sharpen your old ones. With a sharp hook, you have a much lower chance of letting your fish get away once they’ve latched onto your line.

4. Practice Your Cast

If you’ve never been fishing before or haven’t been in a long time, it’s worth it to practice your cast before you get out on the water. Discover what techniques and grips work for you to get your line where you want it in the water. You might want to enlist the help of a seasoned angler or fishing guide so you can perfect your cast before you head on your Myrtle Beach fishing trip.

5. Have Fun!

Last but not least, have fun on your excursion! At the end of the day, fishing should be an enjoyable experience with the ones you love most, regardless of whether you bring home a catch at the end of the day. Take your time, bring along a few drinks, and let yourself enjoy the day on the water.

On your next Myrtle Beach vacation, take a day to dedicate to fishing. The entire family can get involved, and you’re sure to make memories you won’t soon forget. Contact Crazy Sister Marina today to book your fishing charter!

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