Juliana Garofalo recently explained the basics of saltwater fishing and how it differs from fishing in freshwater.
NORWALK, CT / JAN, 2023 / For Connecticut locals like Juliana Garofalo, memories are made by the sea. She and her family spent countless summer days fishing in the ocean, along the shoreline, and often, far out to sea. Garofalo recently discussed the basics of saltwater fishing and how it is different from fishing in lakes and rivers.
5 Types of Saltwater Fishing
There are five main types of saltwater fishing, including pier fishing, deep-sea fishing, bay fishing, surf fishing, and backwater fishing. Choosing a type of fishing is only a matter of location and preference. Heading to the beach or pier with a fishing pole is often easier than embarking on a deep-sea fishing journey.
Pier fishing is a relaxing form of saltwater fishing that’s easy to do. It only requires a medium to heavy fishing rod. Live bait is also best.
Deep-sea fishing is one of the most exciting forms of the sport. It involves heading far out to sea in search of game fish. A medium to heavy-action offshore fishing rod is necessary. Juliana Garofalo fondly recalls heading miles out to sea with her family in search of mahi-mahi.
Bay fishing is similar to pier fishing in that it is a more relaxing style of the sport. However, it does require some fishing experience, as the fish are generally around hills, reefs, and shallows. A heavy-action rod is the best tool for reeling in lots of fish.
Surf fishing is convenient because it simply involves heading to the beach with your rod and bait. Shrimp, squid, and mullet help reel in a good catch when fishing from the beach. Surf fishing requires at least a 12-foot reel and a large reel.
Backwater fishing is another style of fishing via boat. However, it doesn’t require heading miles out to see. Similar to bay fishing, some of the best backwater fishing spots are around hills, shallows, and reefs. This style of the sport typically requires a heavy-action fishing rod.
Saltwater Fishing Vs. Freshwater Fishing
Juliana Garofalo grew up fishing with her family and friends. She is an avid outdoors woman who enjoys fishing in all waterways, including saltwater and freshwater.
Garofalo explained that freshwater fishing is ideal for beginners while saltwater fishing is a bit more advanced. New fishermen can head to freshwater to get their bearings. It also doesn’t require the heavy-duty fishing gear necessary for saltwater. The fish living in saltwater are generally much larger than those living in freshwater.
Garofalo encourages anyone interested in the sport of fishing to head to their local tackle shop to learn about the best local spots for bringing home a big catch.