Updated on July 15, 2022
Do you want to catch fish that are bigger, deeper, or stronger? If so, you need to start using heavy tackle. Heavy tackle is perfect for catching the biggest and toughest fish species. Here, we will discuss the different types of heavy tackle, how to use it, and fish species that can be caught with it. We will also provide some tips on how to get started fishing with heavy tackle.
Heavy tackle can be divided into two main categories: baitcasting and spinning. Baitcasting heavy tackle is typically used to catch larger fish, while spinning heavy tackle can be used to catch smaller fish. Both types of heavy tackle have their own benefits and drawbacks.
Baitcasting is a fishing technique that uses a rod and reel to cast bait or lures. The bait is attached to the end of the line and the lure is cast into the water. Baitcasting heavy tackle is usually more accurate than spinning heavy tackle, making it ideal for catching larger fish. However, baitcasting heavy tackle can be more difficult to use than spinning heavy tackle. If you're just starting out, we recommend using spinning heavy tackle.
Another type of heavy tackle is spinning. Spinning is a fishing technique that uses a spinning reel to cast bait or lures. The spinning reel is attached to the end of the line and the lure is cast into the water. Spinning heavy tackle is easier to use than baitcasting heavy tackle and is perfect for catching smaller fish. However, spinning heavy tackle is not as accurate as baitcasting heavy tackle, making it less ideal for catching larger fish.
Now that you know the different types of heavy tackle, let's discuss how to use it. When using heavy tackle, you will need to use a heavier line than you would if you were using lighter tackle. The heavier line will help you to better control the fish.
You will also need to use a heavier rod and reel when using heavy tackle. The heavier rod will help you to better control the fish, and the heavier reel will help you to retrieve the fish more easily.
Some of the saltwater fish species that you can catch with heavy tackle include bluefish, striped bass, tuna, and shark. There are tons of big bucket list fish out there that can be caught with heavy tackle. When fishing for these fish species, it is important to use the proper bait or lure. The type of bait or lure that you use will depend on the fish species that you are targeting. Just ask your local tackle shop or one of our incredible guides for advice and they will set you up for success.