Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Success
Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Success
If going on a deep sea fishing charter is in your plans for the new year, check out our deep sea fishing tips for success. We want to make sure that before you come aboard one of our private charters you make the most out of your visit. We are so fortunate to have beautiful weather year-round that allows for our team to work with guests every week. With the ability to go out on SO many charters, our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience not only with deep sea fishing, but also specific to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. Our team has collectively put together our top deep sea fishing tips for success!
Communicate & Ask Lots of Questions
Always communicate with your captain and ask as many questions as you’d like. They are the professionals who do this day in and day out. If you want to catch a specific type of fish, tell them beforehand so they can help determine the best fishing spots to help you make the most out of your trip.
Understand the Fish and Seasonality
While our team will certainly do their best to ensure you get the catch of your dreams, we also want to be realistic and make sure you understand which fish are most likely to be caught depending on the season. We have a helpful cheat sheet that explains which fish are most likely to be caught per month. You can check out that cheat sheet here.
Many people do not realize they even get seasickness; however, when you are out on the water for a full day private charter, anyone can experience mal de mer. There are several medications available such as Dramamine that provides motion sickness relief. Don’t let something like this ruin your day out on the water.
Stay Hydrated & Wear Sunscreen
There is no surprise that it gets HOT here in the Caribbean. While that makes for beautiful days and a great time on the water, it can also present possible overheating. Be sure to stay hydrated and wear plenty of sunscreen to beat the heat.
Don’t Book Your Private Charter On Your Last Day
Because no one can predict the weather, especially during hurricane season, we recommend booking your private deep sea fishing charter on your first or second full day on vacation. If the weather conditions are not favorable for us to make the trip out, we always try to reschedule you for a later day that week. If you book your charter on the last full day of your trip, it won’t be possible for us to push your charter back if need be. Plus, we always recommend saving the R&R beach or pool time for your last day on vacation.
Eat What You Catch
Fresh-caught fish doesn’t get any better – especially when YOU are the one who caught it. We highly recommend taking your catch to the local Mango Reef Restaurant, located right next to us at Turtle Cove Marina. They will prepare a nice dinner for you and you can enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Maximize Your Downtime
Similar to touring on an African safari, you’re not going to see animals in action the whole trip. A good amount of the trip is spent traveling to our fishing spots, waiting for bites, talking with your captain, and reloading your reels. During this downtime, you can get to know your captain as they get to know you, enjoy lunch, use our onboard restrooms, crack open a beer, or just relax. After all, you ARE on vacation!
While the weather will most likely be warm, things can quickly get cold when you’re on the water. We highly recommend wearing waterproof layers that ensure you stay comfortable during your full charter. The more adjustable, the better! Sunglasses and sun screen are also good layers to have on!
Learn How Deep Sea Fishing Works
While our experts onboard will show you the ropes, our deep sea fishing tips continues with learning a little bit of what to expect before arriving. Common deep sea fishing methods include chumming and trolling. Chumming is when you use baited lines to lure multiple fish at once whereas trolling means you’ll drag the line through the water to attract the fish’s attention.
While our crew members are not professional photographers, they are VERY passionate about capturing your family and friend’s special moments onboard with us. We have teamed up with a company called Fotaflo to grab snapshots of your family (both candid and intentional) so you can relive these moments for many years to come. And who knows… you may just end up on our Facebook page where we post #TrollerThursday photos of our past guests with their catches!
Use the Best Equipment
While there are many wonderful water sports companies in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, what sets our private charters apart is our top notch, clean and well-maintained equipment. Between our dedicated fleet vessels (Angler Management, Wahooter’s, and Shady Grady), fishing gear (hooks, reels, etc.), and comfy shuttles that pick you up from your hotel (extra cost), we take a lot of pride in our work and want our guests to have the best chances for a successful private charter. We will provide you with recommendations for which bait will work best for what you are trying to accomplish.
Come prepared with what you’ll need for the day such as comfy layers, Dramamine for possible seasickness, and a sense of adventure! If you plan on tipping our crew members, which is always highly appreciated, be sure to come prepared with cash. Most importantly, our team cannot control things like the weather, so please be a little flexible as we work with you to make this a memorable private charter experience. We hope when leave the dock for the day, we leave a lasting impression and hope you’ll come back and see us!
We hope you found our deep sea fishing tips helpful! We look forward to welcoming you out on the waters in beautiful Turks and Caicos. Don’t forget to check out our relevant blog posts ‘A Day in the Life – Turks and Caicos Deep Sea Fishing’ and ‘What to Expect on Your Fishing Charter.’