Reef Fishing – It’s easy for novice anglers to enjoy and it’s fun. Chances are you’ll catch a fair amount of fish, and most of them will taste good, too. There’s more to this type of fishing than a relaxing day on the water, though. In addition to small, colorful bottom fish, reefs are teeming with prestigious predators that will give even the most experienced fishermen a run for their money. All in all, reef fishing is a pastime for anglers of all ambitions. (Thank you to Fishing Booker for this information.)
What is Reef Fishing?
Reefs are permanent underwater structures, usually consisting of rock or coral, where a variety of species find shelter and food. These structures can be found anywhere, from lakes and coastlines (fringing reefs) to the deep sea (barrier reefs).
Many environmentalist groups work in tandem with local governments to construct artificial reefs, which can be made from cement and PVC. Artificial reefs are also constructed by repurposing old vehicles and sinking them. These structures attract lots of sea life and improve the health of fish populations. Artificial reefs, combined with regulations, help various species to bounce-back after being overfished.
Some extend the definition of artificial reefs to include offshore oil rigs, gas platforms, and other man-made structures which serve a similar function. Anglers employ the same techniques when fishing near any of these structures which fall under the category of “reef.”
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