Enjoying Competition Sport Fishing
from Niall Pesci

What is the sport of fishing?
You could be competing for a trophy or you may be looking to catch the largest fish of all of your friends. Competitions are by far the most popular reason for sport of fishing. You can go both still fishing or fly fishing. You'll have a specific time frame and depending on the weight and the species that you catch, you may just bring home the big one. The type of line that you use is also important here. The heavier the line, the fewer points you'll get.

There are different types of sport fishing: Bass fishing, shore fishing, fly fishing, big game fishing, troll fishing and ice fishing are some of them. Each competition is based on the group of anglers, conditions and type of fish they are after. There is a wide range of options out there. You'll be able to catch fish like marlin, walleye, salmon, shark, tuna and a wide range of others.

The equipment you need depends on what type of fish you are after as well as what type of fishing you are doing. You'll need to have the basics of rod, reel and tackle. Some will allow you to bring along your fish finder while others will not. Make sure you take a moment to see what the rules say.

You'll need to take with you're the bait that works for the fish you are after of course. You can go from simple things such as lures and spinners to wet and dry flies, shrimp or live fish and other live bait.

Understanding Fishing Line

The type of line used in these tournaments is often lighter than the force that the fish applies to it. Why? It's more of a challenge of course! You should purchase a high tech drag mechanism on your reel to compensate for this. This will keep the right tension in the line when the fish takes off. Only when the fish gets tired of running will you have the ability to land him. It can be quite challenging but that is what makes it so much fun!

How To Fight The Big Guy

There are several methods that are used to fight hooked fish. One is the use of a game chair. The fisherman sits there and places the butt of his rod in a gimbaled mount. You'll need quite a long rod for this and it needs to be bent correctly to fit properly. This is not an easy task and you'll need experience to get it right or, you can go with the stand up method. You'll use a harness this time around. You'll need to eat your Wheaties for this one though.

Ready to give it a try? You may find yourself shocked by the price of it all. It can cost you up to $25,000 if you purchase everything. You can take advantage of charter services though which will cut down on the supplies (especially your boat!) and you'll get everything that you need. Take the time to learn with a professional to help you to make the most out of every tournament you enter. Winning the prize can help to lower these costs and make it all well worth it!

Niall is a keen fisherman always looking for new tools to help him catch more fish. Visit Fish Finder Review for more information and great deals on GPS and Sonar Marine Navigation Systems.

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