Saturday, May 31, 2014

An Islamorada Fishing Report and Other Tips for Snagging Blackfin Tuna

Take the time to check a fishing report from Islamorada before planning your fishing trip. As soon as you see that the number of blackfin tuna is increasing, charter a boat through reliable services like Islamorada Fishing Source. Make this a habit as some fishing reports provide exact locations where the tuna are biting.

Blackfin tuna fishes have incredible eyesight, allowing them to see extremely well in poor light conditions. Take advantage of this and schedule your trip to start at first light or last light. The tuna will be able to see your bait much faster during these times than if you started fishing at 10AM.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Learning the Snorkeling Basics with Quality Islamorada Boat Rentals

Many first-time snorkelers rush to the water as soon as they get their gear on. Such moves often result in leaky facemasks and tube flooding due to improper attachment of the snorkel. Boat rental providers may share information about diving and snorkeling shops that provide the finest equipment. The authors recommend renting a dry snorkel, which has auto valves that close when you go underwater, as well as fins that suit your feet size.

The charter captain of your boat rental service can brief you on the best snorkel sites in the area, as well as the water conditions, but do not head out unless you’ve fitted your rented snorkel gear and had it checked for comfort. Piehl and Atkins suggest going to a nearby calm beach to practice your swimming techniques, especially in learning how to blow hard and purging the water out. Snorkeling requires gentle strokes to stretch your energy.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Getting the Hang of Wreck Fishing in Islamorada with Leading Charters

Marking range and bearing is a cardinal rule when going out for wreck fishing in Islamorada, and a charter skipper can teach you how to do it. You can start by marking the wreck site via GPS, and letting the ship drift on neutral, depending on the current and wind speed. Determine the rate of drift by marking your bearing to the site and applying the 200/25 rule (add 200 degrees minus 25 or subtract 200 plus 25 if your original bearing was at least 180 degrees).

It is possible that your charter ship is not the only one hanging around the wreck site. Do not attempt anchoring down-drift of another vessel and keep your distance from everybody else. Stay behind and up-drift of them to prevent collisions; Herum says it won’t do any good to interrupt somebody else coming on a good catch.