Jetty fishing can be a very fun and effective way to fish in the Jersey Shore area. The only problem is that it can be very dangerous, and even deadly, if you are not VERY careful. Below are some tips on making your jetty fishing experience fun and safe.
Ocean City NJ Jetty Fishing Tips
- It is HIGHLY recommended to use spiked shoes or to buy spike attachments for your shoes. Jetty rocks can be extremely slippery so this way your shoes will have a safer grip. Even with spikes, a worn down jetty can still be dangerously slippery.
- If you have never fished on a jetty before, it is not recommended to do it at night. Like any other fishing spot, you have to learn all the elements of a jetty to make it productive and safe. Master your jetty during the day and especially at low tide when you can see all of the submerged rocks and holes. That way you can be successful at night.
- Fish along the whole jetty. Although the fronts have generally the deepest waters, that doesn’t mean that deep water is only at that section. There are plenty of holes and troughs on the sides and back as well.
- Have a fishing buddy. Jetty fishing is dangerous, especially for beginners. It’s a good idea, no matter how safe a jetty looks or how experienced you are with jetty fishing, to fish with another person so that you can look out for each other.
With proper precautions and practice, jetty fishing can be an awesome experience in the Ocean City NJ area. Fin-atics offers a wide assortment of fishing rods, fishing reels, fishing line, and anything else you may need both in store and online. Come check out this awesome Jersey Shore bait and tackle shop.