Originally Posted by BigCliff
I just want the best advice from some of the group out there.
I think my tip would be to learn how to Strip Strike effectively. This includes reacting quickly, striking powerfully, and having your hook sharp enough and knots strong enough to hang on to the fish.
The mouths of saltwater fish are generally tougher than their sweetwater kin, and I know this skill will help those with only freshwater experience. Need to practice?, both Bass and Panfish provide ample opportunity to do so.
If you are new to the salt, Invest in a good guide/teacher! $500 per day is better than years of flailing around clueless. Interview the guide prior to booking... make sure they have the right temprament and your personalities seem to mesh.... check references.
The other is preparation. Long before you hit the water... sharpen all your hooks, dress your lines, double check your knots.......
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