The general rule of thumb is to use the lightest sinker that will keep the bait in the feeding zone. Saltwater fishing sinkers are just as specialized as hooks and rigs. Most are made out of lead, but some anglers are experimenting with biodegradable sinkers made with pressurized iron oxide, and even clear models made from silica crystal. Regardless of size, shape or content, using the right sinker will put your bait in the feeding zone.
Fishing hook size is measured at the gap between the point and the shank. When considering what size and shape hook to use, consider the size and shape of the bait and the fish. Fish with small mouths will require small hooks. If you are using small pieces of bait or live bait, even for big fish, you may still want to use a small hook, as a larger hook may be difficult to hide in a small piece of cut bait, or could hinder the action of a live bait.
Today’s saltwater fishing line is strong and subtle, capable of casting a long distance, transmitting the slightest tap, resisting abrasion and stopping a big fish. Learn different types of saltwater fishing line available.
One of the biggest debates in the fishing world often plays out between monofilament and braided fishing lines, between the old veterans who have been using mono all their lives to the up-and-coming anglers who claim that braided fishing line breeds better catches. Certainly, both types of line have their pros and cons and you will have to decide which is best for you based on your own fishing preferences and on what characteristics are most important to you in a line.
Laws and Regulations are enacted to protect our natural resources. Though these laws are local in scope, they are often informed by international consensus on the best conservation methods available. From local legislation implementing Multilateral Environmental Agreements, like CITES, to our Marine Parks Regulations, the Cayman Islands has a variety of laws and policies. All are designed and implemented for the preservation of Cayman’s Natural Environment and everyone should make themselves aware of them.
Dolphin (mahi mahi or dorado) fishing is a summer time blast along the banks of the Cayman Islands. They are one of the world’s most popular gamefish, and it’s no mystery why that is. They are spectacularly colored, fight hard and jump when hooked, and taste delicious.