Saltwater Fishing

Whether it’s fishing in small bays, trolling the coastal flats or heading offshore for the thrills of big game fishing, saltwater fishing offers great sport for anglers of all levels and abilities. In fact, in 2004, anglers made nearly 82 million fishing trips to the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts in pursuit of their passion.

Selecting your saltwater fishing gear

Seawater or saltwater is a general term for water that has a significant concentration of dissolved salts and solids, generally more than 30 parts per thousand (ppt). Saltiness varies widely from place to place and over time.

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Pro Tip

Circling gulls and birds are an excellent indicator of where fish may be.

Boating Stories

Finding out how to get a boating license is a great first step towards getting out on the water as a responsible boater. Boating license and education requirements vary by state, but most courses and tests can be completed online. 

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