Game Fishing: Salt Water vs Fresh Water.

 Before we start on the differences between salt water and fresh water game fishing, you should know what is game fishing. There are two types of game fishing, game fish and non-game fish. Game fish is where you catch only saltwater fish while non-game fish is where you catch only fresh water fish. Every year my cousin and I go out on fishing trips to game and non game waters to get away for a little bit and feel relaxed. When he isn’t stressing about his company Plumber In West Palm Beach he’s out fishing.

 For gamefish, there is also something called big game fish which are fishes that are boney saltwater fish like tuna and tarpon. You can eat the fish after you caught it. People mostly hunt for salmon around the world.


Non-gamefish is catching of the freshwater fish only. Did you know that the temperature also affects the fish caught? This is also one of the difference from gamefish, catching of saltwater fish. The temperature found for fresh water fish is 65  to 75 . This temperature if altered, would affect many fishes living in the sea so even when you catch a fish, it would most likely be dead. Different temperature fish lives in different areas. To know what kind of fish you’re looking for, it is recommended that you search up it up online first before going to catch it.

Cold water and warm water fish

This is two different categories when you are game-fishing. Cold water fish and warm water fish. These two categories splits up saltwater and freshwater fishing also. The saltwater fish would live mainly in the colder water and the fresh water fish would live in a warmer water. This can also be a tip when you’re going out for fishing next time! Remember this as a tip to yourself and also the temperature for the different types of fish when you’re going out to fish. You would want to catch something good rather than something you aren’t expecting.

Different types of fish caught 

As one of the main differences in saltwater and freshwater game-fishing, it is the type of fish you can catch. It actually all depends on the temperature of the day and the season. An example would be the Bass(warm water species) fish where it would mostly be found during the summer. So if you’re looking for that specific type it would be best to go during the summer.

Saltwater fish

The saltwater fish gamefish can be categorised into 3 different parts for the different types of fish. Mainly Billfish, Tuna and Sharks. The fish that is mostly caught would be the BillFish and Tuna. Why? Because tuna can be found in all in the oceans in world so catching one would not be difficult at all. Billfish includes many other fishes like the swordfish and marlins. Some BillFishes are hard to catch but it is still possible to do it with the right equipment. Sharks, on the other hand wouldn’t be a main catch for people. Because sharks are a dangerous fish and there are people that have died while fishing for sharks so not many people would fish for sharks as there is a high chance that you might lose your life in the process of game-fishing.

Living in different environments 

Some of the saltwater fish and freshwater fishes are actually suitable to live in both saltwater or freshwater but some isn’t. It actually depends on the amount of salt the fish can handle. For example, some fishes like the goldfish would not be able to handle any amount of salt so it can only live in freshwater. If a fish that is not suitable for saltwater is living in saltwater, it might affect its overall performance activity. The fish caught then would be too salty because the fish contains a high amount of salt after being in saltwater.

Fishing techniques

There are different requirements of fishing techniques for the saltwater fishes and the freshwater fishes. It is also dependent on the type of fish you want to catch. Some fishes are heavier and larger also you would need a different type of fishing technique. One of the saltwater fishing technique is a moving bait. This would attract a lot of fishes depending on which one you want to catch. A moving bait would look like a live food to the fishes and thus it would attraction a lot of attention. Like an animal, it would want to eat something fresh and moving rather than something dead and rotten. For freshwater fish, you would only need a fishing rod or pole to fish. It is not recommended that you use any kind of explosive materials to catch the fish.



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