The 10 Most Essential Offshore Fishing Gear

Before you start conquering the deep blue seas and start offshore fishing, you want to be sure that you have all the saltwater fishing equipment you need for every scenario, regardless of what fish you want to catch or techniques you want to use. Here is a list of the ten most essential offshore fishing gear items you need to have successful fishing trips.

1.) Fishing Rods And Fishing Reels

The most essential items amidst all of your offshore fishing gear are certainly fishing rods and fishing reels. Sure, this one is a little too obvious, but this is the core of all the fishing gear and tackle that you need. No matter how much extra stuff you have, you won't be able to fish without any fishing rods or fishing reels. We carry a wide variety of brands and styles, so you can find the perfect match for your fishing needs.

2.) Landing Nets

Eat My Tackle has a wide selection of nets to make landing your big fish easier than ever. Most fish in the ocean can be easily dealt with using your usual fishing equipment, but for the larger and heavier fish, hauling them on board can be quite a challenge. Having landing nets make it so much easier to scoop them up, it's quite effective and also much safer for both you and the fish. Eat My Tackle nets are strong and durable, perfect for the heaviest of fish. And because they're made with high-quality materials, you can be sure they'll last you for many fishing trips to come.

3.) Buckets

There are tons of ways a bucket could come in handy when you're fishing in the middle of the ocean... One of which is filling it up with water to put baitfish in to keep them alive. Another use would be to flip it over and use it as a seat or use it to hold smaller fishing equipment. A bucket can serve so many purposes, so it is a must-have.

4.) Long-nose Pliers

Eat My Tackle Long Nose Pliers are the perfect tool for removing hooks from fish. They are made of high-quality stainless steel and feature a comfortable grip that makes it easy to remove the hook without harming the fish. The pliers also have a built-in line cutter, so you can easily cut the line if necessary. If you're looking for a quality pair of long-nose pliers, Eat My Tackle is the way to go.

5.) Fishing Lures

When it comes to essential offshore fishing gear, lures are just as obvious as the fishing rods and fishing reels and are just as important. Because it is almost impossible to attract and catch a fish without the use of some sort of fishing lure or bait. Eat My Tackle has the best selection of lures for every fish imaginable, so you're sure to find the perfect lure for your next big catch.

6.) Binoculars

If you're new to offshore fishing, Eat My Tackle has a great selection of essential gear to get you started - and one of the most important items on that list is a decent pair of binoculars. Experienced anglers know that one of the best indicators of a good fishing spot is a flock of seagulls - and with a good set of binoculars, you can easily spot those areas from a distance. Not only will this help you find the fish, but it will also help you avoid areas that are already crowded with other anglers. So whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned pro, make sure you have a good pair of binoculars in your tackle box.

7.) Ruler

As any good sailor knows, following the rules and regulations that govern fishing is essential. One of the most important rules is that you must return any fish to the sea that is below a certain size. This is where a ruler comes in handy, as it can help you to quickly and accurately measure the fish. It's important to know the size limit before you go fishing in certain areas so that you don't accidentally keep a small fish.

8.) Basic Tool Kit

Eat My Tackle is a trusted name in the world of offshore saltwater fishing, and for good reason. We offer high-quality, durable products that are built to last. However, even the best equipment can sometimes fail, and it's always good to be prepared. A basic tool kit is a wise investment for any fisherman, as it can help to perform small repairs in a pinch. Whether you're makeshift fixing a broken reel or performing routine maintenance, we have the tools for any job.

9.) Braid Scissors

Because of the ubiquity of modern braid fishing lines, they can’t be cut anymore by the side cutters on pliers, special cutters are required, but if you can’t get one, braid scissors could also get the job done.

10.) Lip Grippers

Eat My Tackle sells a variety of fishing supplies, including lip grippers. Lip grippers are designed to clamp a fish's jaw shut so you can control and hold them safely. Many of the saltwater fish you will catch have sharp teeth, and regardless of experience level, a pair of lip grippers is a tool every angler should keep on board. Eat My Tackle lip grippers are made from high-quality materials and are designed to last.

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