- Smoother and shorter casts. Maneuver the boat directly on top of where the fish are biting. You might have better reach when you are closer. Long, forceful casts leave more room for inaccuracies. A smooth cast is achieved through short calm casts.
- Sitting vs. standing. Depending on the type of boat you’re in it may be safer and more stable to sit versus stand. For instance, pontoon boats allow you to move about more easily as they are more stable. However, smaller boats like canoes may be more stable if you sit.
- From the front. Have your new anglers fish from the front of the boat. This way you can keep an eye on them in case they need help with unhooking or rigging. Also, the front of the boat there are less obstructions for casting.
- Be aware of others. When you have inexperienced boaters or anglers aboard make sure you always maintain awareness of them. Make sure everyone has plenty of space when casting to avoid tangling lines.
- Tweak your technique. If you find yourself in tight space try a side art casting technique versus the traditional overhead cast.
Do you have any other questions about boating without owning or the Carefree Boat Club Stafford location?