Saltwater Sportsman - - Essential Skills -

Chan­nels — whether they run un­der bridges or breach ad­ja­cent shal­lows — make nat­u­ral path­ways for game fish. At­trac­tive as they are to an­glers, it’s crit­i­cal to ex­er­cise good sense when set­ting up to fish them. Never an­chor in a chan­nel, which is akin to set­ting up a camp­site in the mid­dle of the street. Pick a spot off to the side, so as not to hin­der traf­fic. This also puts you in the best po­si­tion to fish. Con­sider set­ting a sec­ond an­chor to pre­vent swing­ing into the chan­nel. Bait and preda­tors hunt the edges of the chan­nels any­way, es­pe­cially dur­ing low light, so keep­ing clear of the thor­ough­fare of­fers safety and pro­duc­tive fish­ing.

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