Archive for June 2017

Preparing Yourself for a Trout Fishing Trip

Call Get Bent Galveston To Book Your Fishing Trip Today Affordable Rates – Call Now: (832) 532-2022 Visit Us At: There aren’t many fish quite as exciting as sea trout. Oh, dolphins and whales you say? Well, they’re mammals, and therefore don’t count! sea trout can grow up to two feet, often put up a fight, and can feed a whole family – and that’s why so many of our clients book our fishing charter services here at Get Bent Galveston. We know the bay area like the back of our hand. Actually, who really knows the back of their hand these days? Okay, we know the coast, the bay, and the ocean like one of our own children; in fact some parts even give less attitude! When fishing for sea trout we like to help our clients to prepare themselves as much as possible, and in this blog post you’ll find a host of useful information. Preparing yourself for your next trout fishing trip If you’ve never fished for trout before, then boy oh boy do we have some information for you. And even if you have, you might still learn a little something. For example, did you know that trout are notoriously violent when they are hooked? If you’re planning on using plastic or rubber worms and they get shredded; don’t worry too much, as the shredded parts can still be used! trout don’t care what they eat, just that it’s an easy meal Okay this next one might surprise you, but did you know that red tones can actually fool trout? If you’re fishing in shallow cover then a spinner bait with a red or purple head can trick a trout into thinking that it’s injured; and we all know how much this species of fish enjoys an easy meal. Red hooks can do the same, and this is why you’ll sometimes see them in tournament scenes. The redder the better they say Finally we have another gem for you – and we’re sure that you might even reconsider when’s best to actually book your fishing trip. Did you know that trout spend plenty of time near their fishing beds in the spring? During these times most mothers will only pop out of their hiding places for food – and that’s exactly what you’ll be offering (in a way). Just remember to fish shallow at this time of the year, and keep your hooks sharp, to snare them first time And that brings us to the end of our post. We hope that you enjoyed it and who knows; you might be feeling a little more prepared for your next trout fishing charter. If you’re passing through the Galveston area then why not get in touch with us? We’ll show you some of the best fishing spots in the area, and you might even land the catch of your life – so what have you got to lose? On a side note, if you are in the…

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Are Homemade Fishing Baits Worth Taking?

Galveston Fishing Charters For Everyone Call Get Bent Galveston To Book Your Fishing Charter Today Affordable Rates – Call Now: (832) 532-2022 Visit Us At: Here at Get Bent Galveston, we make a point of offering some of the most enjoyable fishing charters in the region, but over the years we’ve found plenty of our clients asking us one simple question relating to their fishing adventures – and that’s if homemade baits are worth taking on their trip. This can be a bit of a tricky question, especially as different baits will contain varying ingredients, but we wouldn’t be fishermen if we didn’t at least try to offer an answer! What makes a bait? Well, pretty much anything that produces a scent underwater. You might be wondering why some fishermen use bread as bait – the truth is that although it can be pretty scentless to people, underwater it’s a different story. The yeast can be pretty appealing to a fish, as can the flour, and as most crumbs will soften and create a little bit of motion; they can be quite attractive visually as well. That’s why live worms can offer such great results when used as bait – their scent and movement can often compel a fish into action, even if they aren’t overly hungry. When you’re on one of our Galveston fishing charters we’ll take care of your baiting-needs; we rely on some of the most effective on the market, but are they the be-all and end-all when it comes to a catch? Recognising a good bait when you see one Beyond the scent and sight, you will likely want your bait to last for a good while – especially if you’re deep sea fishing on one of our vessels. Some fish take a while to grow confidence, while others might already have come face to face with a hook – and in these cases, bait durability can be a priority. For example, if you’re thinking about bringing your own homemade bait to attract fish then the chances are that you won’t want it to break apart as soon as it hits the water. That’s why we recommend using a binding agent of some sort – especially one that might offer its own appeal. Egg yolk for example can be useful, as it’s sticky enough to hold ingredients together while being pretty affordable. Then there’s milk – but this isn’t anywhere near as reliable at lasting underwater. You could always use oil, especially the type from olives, which can be a little more appealing to fish – but as long as your bait holds together for long enough to attract a little attention, the results should start to speak for themselves. So, what’s our final opinion? If we’re honest – bait is bait. It’s designed to serve a purpose, and as long as it does that then is there really anything to worry about? We sometimes use homemade recipes, but other times we turn to products from…

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