Sunday, May 24, 2009

Galveston Deep Sea Fishing - A Fisherman's Paradise

By Abhishek Agarwal

Those wondering what's so great about Galveston, are the uninitiated ones who are perhaps unaware of the numerous treasures of the deep hidden in the abundant waters of this Gulf Coastal Region. Known all over for the rich and varied opportunities for deep sea fishing, the area is visited by tourists for this exciting sport as much as it is revered by locals because in enriches their way of life in many ways too.

The best known variety of sea-life known in Galveston's Gulf strip are the hundreds of shrimpers that are open to view from early daylight hours till the afternoon sun bids a bye; bigger charters and other fleet of ships getting on with their sea-faring are also up for viewing towards day-break as are the smaller fishing charters that follow a similar pattern of setting out on a morning voyage only to sail home at night. At times, the tourists of the adventurous kinds may hire charters to explore the underwater delights contained at Galveston, where the big and exotic sea-forms may lie awaiting their interaction with divers, fisherman and people from different walks of life. All in all, this is guaranteed to be a lifetime opportunity and a thrilling one at that!

The three best time periods for visiting Galveston for deep sea fishing is covered by us for all you avid anglers: we begin with the January to March holiday season for fishing for the Wahoo. The catch may range from 50-75 lbs. and take some effort for reeling in while the Yellow Fin Tuna (weighing in the 100 lbs. region) is sure to call on all your energy levels for the heave-ho it'll require - if you're lucky to catch one! These are among the best fodder for winter fishing tales anyone can hope to get in Galveston deep sea fishing holidays!

Come summer (April to September), Galveston deep sea fishing crew charters will help guide you towards the bounty of their region: king mackerel, Dolphin, red snapper, amberjack, cobia, ling and grouper are chief among these. Night fishing trips gives you a chance to tell bigger fishing tales as the larger varieties of Mahi Mahi and Wahoo besides Blue Marlin are up for grabs when the sun goes down while the Dorado also seeks Galveston?s warmer waters so deep sea fishing is the most popular Texan sport during this time!

When autumn sets in here (during September through December), Galveston deep sea fishing scope is at its peak: with numerous chances to reel in Wahoo, Red Drum (redfish), red snapper, mahi-mahi and grouper; though the Gulf of Mexico remains mild, (an ideal fishing location all year round) this is the best bet for deep sea fishing holidays with high head counts (of the fish you catch, that is!) So, if you intend visiting the Texas Coast, Galveston deep sea fishing is something you can?t do without if fun and exciting is what you crave!

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Deep Sea Fishing – Fishing Rods for the Big Ones

By John Gibb

Lighter fishing rods are usually fine for fishing in rivers, lakes, or even from the ocean shore, but when it comes to deep sea fishing for larger fish, you are going to need a much stronger rod. Fishing for marlin, shark, large sea bass or giant halibut takes a strong rod – one that can take the weight of the fish, and that can also withstand the time it takes to land one.

Many deep sea fishermen tend to find graphite to be the best material for a heavy duty deep sea fishing rod. Although graphite is not as flexible as fiberglass, it is extremely strong despite its relatively light weight, which means that it can stand up to the weight of a large fish such as a marlin or shark, and will not be so heavy that a fisherman gets tired too easily when fighting a fish for a long time. Although graphite is used to make all kinds of fishing rods, such as lake fishing rods or fly fishing rods, it is still a good material for a deep sea fishing rod – the rod simply needs to be longer, wider, and denser. Graphite is not the only material used to make deep sea fishing rods, but it definitely is a popular choice.

Fiberglass rods are also used for deep sea fishing, and their greater flexibility means that they can also withstand the fight between a fisherman and a big fish. Though not as durable as graphite, therefore not as long lasting as graphite rods, fiberglass deep sea fishing rods will still last for an acceptable length of time, and will be able to provide a lot of good deep sea fishing hours before they wear out.

One of the best places to look for a good deep sea fishing rod is, believe it or not, the Internet. Even if you don’t end up buying a deep sea fishing rod from an Internet web site, you can still find out a lot of information on the different types and styles, compare prices, and find out what accessories you need to go with your rod once you purchase it. Research is a key factor when you are buying something as important as a deep sea fishing rod; you don’t want to go on that deep sea fishing trip you’ve been waiting for all your life and then find out that you purchased an inferior rod. Take advantage of the information that you can get on the Internet, as well as the information that you can get from experienced deep sea fishermen and personnel at stores that specialize in fishing equipment – especially ocean fishing equipment.

Experienced cooks will tell you that one of the secrets to getting a good deep fried turkey is what you put on it before it goes into the fryer. Do some research and you will find a myriad of recipes for turkey rubs, and once again, which one you choose is a matter of personal preference. The bottom line is, though, that if you put a good rub on your turkey before you deep fry it, you’re going to get a finished product with better flavor.

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