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How to Improve Your Fishing Skills

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Whether you’re new to fishing or consider yourself an expert angler, there are some incredible fishing opportunities in Myrtle Beach. Crazy Sister Marina in nearby Murrells Inlet is one of the most trusted local businesses for boat rentals and fishing charters, perfect for guests of all ages and skill levels. But before you hit the water, there are a few simple things you can do to improve your fishing skills.


Do Your Research

Before embarking on your excursion, do a bit of research. Myrtle Beach has great fishing conditions all year long, but you might find different fish species depending on the season. See what’s in season while you’re in town and learn about the types of bait they prefer or the best times to go fishing during that season. You can research on your own or talk to one of our staff members for answers!


Keep a Journal

While you’re on a fishing trip, it’s a good idea to keep a small journal with you. Keep records of the fish you reel in and the techniques and gear you used to pull off the big catch. With time, your journal will become a valuable resource you can return to again and again. You’ll be able to reflect on what fishing skills worked and what didn’t and will have a better chance of recreating those successes in the future.  You can find examples like the one here on Amazon.


Think Ahead

When you feel a fish start to tug on your line, it’s easy to get panicked and filled with nervous energy. So, before you head out with boat rentals or fishing charters in Myrtle Beach, take a few minutes to visualize what you’ll do when you get that tug. How will you react when you hook the fish? What’s your technique for reeling in your fish and landing it successfully? A little bit of forethought can help keep you in control when the big moment comes.  A cool, calm and collected demeanor is an underated fishing skill that no true angler should be without.


Practice Your Cast

There are many aspects of fishing that you can practice, but one of the most crucial is your cast. Remove the hook from your line and practice your cast until you feel like you could do it in your sleep. The good news is that you don’t need water for this step! You can practice your cast on the shore before you head on the boat or even in your own backyard when you’re not actively fishing.


Stay Positive

Even the most talented anglers have days when they come back to shore empty-handed. Sometimes the conditions just aren’t right or the fish choose not to cooperate. The solution? Keep a positive attitude. At the end of the day, fishing should be a fun pastime you enjoy by yourself or with your loved ones. Staying positive and remembering to have fun will let you have a successful day on the water every time, no matter how many fish you bring home.

Ready to book your next fishing trip? Contact Crazy Sister Marina to learn more about our Myrtle Beach boat rentals and fishing charters!

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