Preparing Yourself for a Trout Fishing Trip

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Trout Fishing with the right gearThere 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 Galveston area, stop by the bishops palace.  Its a historical landmark if you’re a fan of architecture.

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Are Homemade Fishing Baits Worth Taking?

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Fishing, Boy, Fishing Rod, Child, MaleHere 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 suppliers that we trust. We’re clearly doing something right, because just look at the size of some of the fish that we’ve brought on board over the years! Don’t forget to stop by the Moody Mansion if you’re also on this side of town.

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Getting The Basics Of Fishing Right

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There’s no question fishing is one of the most beloved past times of outdoor enthusiasts throughout the years. If you’re new to the hobby, read about three questions to ask yourself to start off on the right foot!

What Type of Fishing Are You Interested In?

Fly fishing, freshwater fishing, and saltwater fishing are all very different in many ways and require different equipment and expertise. Even within one type like freshwater you have crankbaits, jigs, bobber & bait setups, and more. There are many different techniques that different anglers used based on the water, fish species, and weather conditions. Try out several with friends who already fish and see which are the most fun for you.

What Kind of Fish Is Available Locally?

This is a big limitation in some places. You might love fishing for northern pike or walleye but if you live in Florida, you’re going to have to look at bass or saltwater fishing. Are there many trout streams near where you live? Are there big lakes and rivers or is it more of a lot of small ponds and creeks? You can’t fish for species that don’t exist in the area. While it’s never a bad thing to plan an out of state fishing trip for you and the family, to fish frequently you will have to go after something that is in your state and location.

What Fishing Equipment Do You Need?

Fishing equipment can get expensive very quickly, so especially on a budget a new angler needs to look at their options and budget very carefully. A couple good fishing rods, at least one or two good reels with fishing line, a handful of lures, and a net are often enough to get started. This list can change a bit depending on the exact type of fish you’re going after, but make sure to get the basics so you can start off right. There’s always time to accumulate more in the future!

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Paying skilled fishing guides for their proficiency can conserve you time.
Its constantly excellent to fish with a recognized fishing group.

Working with an expert fishing charter is among the most efficient methods to capture fish.
Fishing team from charter fishing explorations understand where to discover the fish.
Knowledgeable fishing guides can take you right where the fish are.

Man holding fish

Fishing expedition are constantly more effective utilizing expert fishing guides.
A few of the very best fishing experiences were finished with expert anglers.
Deep sea fishing is constantly best made with a skilled captain and his team.

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Charter Fishing In Galveston with the Get Bent Crew

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Charter Fishing in Galveston with The Get Bent Crew

boy-fishingConsider working with a fishing charter the next time you decide to fish.
Paying skilled fishing guides for their expertise can conserve you time.
Its always good to fish with a recognized fishing group.

Employing an expert fishing charter is among the most efficient methods to catch fish. Fishing crew from charter fishing explorations understand where to discover the fish.  Skilled fishing guides can take you right where the fish are.

Fishing expeditions are constantly more successful utilizing professional fishing guides.  A few of the very best fishing experiences were finished with professional fishermen.
Deep sea fishing is constantly best done with a skilled captain and his team.

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Fishing Charter Whispers

man-fishing-on-a-lakeI’m an avid salt water fisherman, however, I read the following article in an old fishing magazine and thought it would be an interesting share.  I think it applies to fishermen everywhere ~ Captain Mike ~:

The age old question among fisherman…”What’s better; a fancy bass fishing trip to some exotic location or simply sitting out in your boat on a quiet waterway somewhere in the States?”

It’s a tough question. Hardened bass fisherman will usually go with the latter as the experience of sitting on a quiet lake somewhere with only the sounds of nature to worry about and then to have the silence broken by the thrashing of man’s greatest foe, the bass is unbeatable.

Taking Bass Fishing Trips

A bass fishing trip to exotic places however, are hard to beat especially if you want guaranteed success. Mexico offers some excellent fishing options in the way of guided tours and the promise of snagging the biggest bass in the world. That’s pretty hard to say no to.
The old school bass fisherman will say living in ritzy hotels for a week and going out on guided tours getting waited on hand and foot is not the way to enjoy the thrill of catching bass.

We say…”hold on guys and gals…whatever you think is a fair thing then stick to it!”
Phew! We’re glad that little argument is over. Or is it? One of the attractions of a bass fishing trip is the ability to put a boat in the water.

Devoted bass fishermen will tell you it’s not the same when you are taken out on a fancy craft and told where to thrown your line.

The Serenity Of Being In Your Own Boat!

When you are able to put your own boat in the water you are in control; you need to seek out the good fishing spots but above all, the tranquility of the setting you choose makes all the difference.
Then your peace gives way to excitement, and rightfully so. You are here for action, and there is no greater action in the world than the battle and the struggle between a man and the fish on his fishing line. Without this struggle, a bass fishing trip would be meaningless and frankly, life would be meaningless to many of us.

For many, taking a fishing trip is not just another weekend away; it is a rite of passage and a religious experience.
Just a man and his greatest enemy, the bass. That sounds pretty good to me.


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Galveston Fishing Charters And Boating Fun

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grilled fish after charter fishing in GalvestonLately I have been thinking a lot about how I prepare the meals that I cook. To tell you the truth, I find it interesting how so many different men love to fish, but they don’t necessarily love to cook.

In this post I am going to break down my process step by step.

Step One:
Catch that fish dinner. I’m not going to go too deep into this one. There are lots of other articles on this website about this topic and I feel I have beaten it to death.

Step Two: 

Make sure you have the right knife to fillet a fish.  There are plenty of different knives on the market and I am certainly no expert. However I do recommend you check out this site about finding the right knife for this type of thing.

Step Three:

make sure your knives are nice and sharp. You’ll like have to buy a sharpener for this one, but I can assure it is totally worth it. There is nothing worse than having a knife that doesn’t cut well, once you go sharp, you can never go dull again

Step Four:

Now that you have caught the fish and got all the gear you need, you will have to slice that fish up. If you’re new, I suggest you do this outside. There is something about fish smell that is impossible to get out of your house.   If you’re in an apartment, do this part by the dock or fishing spot before you get home.
It is also not a bad idea to invest in a good sharpener, their nothing worse than using a dull knife to fillet your fish. If you are not sure what to get go here and read about sharpener reviews. There you will find lots of information about the best knife sharpener for your fishing adventure.

Step Five (optional):

Marinate that fish baby! Personally, I love to let my fish sit in a marinated for at least a few hours. It totally improves the taste, but I suppose it really depends on how you’re like your fish.   Many folks just like them fresh out of the water.

Step Six: BBQ, bake it, or fry it up.

BBQ: This is my favorate method for cooking my fish. I like to use a coal grill and there is just something about the coal that adds flavor to the fish. It almost feels smoked up, just amazing.

Bake: You can bake your fish as well, I only do this when I am feeling lazy or feel that the fish needs to sit in the marinate longer. Not my favorite method.

Fry: When it is raining outside, I really enjoy throwing the fish on a frying pan. I’m not sure what it is, but I just feel like a great chef whenever I do this. Just a cool feeling I guess (that is followed by a great mean   )

That’s it.

In short, that is pretty much how I go about cooking up my fish. I really recommend getting a good knife that is super sharp. I’m telling you, you will never regret it.   That about wraps up this post, I wish you happy fishing and even better cookin’.

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