5 Useful Fishing Techniques



Fishing is a sport. It’s competitive, thrilling, relaxing, and productive all at the same time. It’s safe to say that no fishing technique is better than the other. Some angling methods are used to catch specific fish breeds or, overall, change your fishing experience for fun recreational fishing. If you’re a fishing novice, getting to know the most common types of angling techniques will give you a head start before you venture on a fishing expedition with your choice of fishing charter in your area.

Saltwater Fishing is a popular sport and recreational activity in Miami that can be explored with all types of fishing techniques and methods. People of all ages and genders use Miami Inshore Fishing Charters’ services to experience the joys of angling. We give our customers the assurance of safety and the convenience of a fishing charter that provides all the necessary materials to make your trip worthwhile.

Learn more about the most common fishing methods below.

What are the types of fishing?

The five most basic fishing techniques are bait fishing, fly fishing, hand lining, trolling, and spinning. These angling practices can be used in fresh and saltwater fishing, with fly fishing made popular during the 20th century. No matter where you’re planning to go or what you’re planning to explore, mastering these angling methods is essential in your fishing learning journey.


What is the easiest fishing method?

Though the concept of “easy fishing” varies from person to person (some people consider certain fishing practices easier than others), the most common and straightforward fishing technique is bait fishing. It’s the oldest and most universally used and known angling technique. That doesn’t mean you should settle for bait fishing as your primary fishing method. Here at Miami Inshore Fishing Charters, we encourage you to try all the techniques you can and find the one you feel the most comfortable with.

Common Fishing Techniques: An Overview

We’ve listed the five most common fishing techniques below:


Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a practice that uses a lightweight lure or artificial fly to catch a fish using a rod of about 7 to 11 feet in length. The concept of fly fishing relies on the fly lure resembling familiar food sources for the fish in the area, facilitating the process of catching them by looking and acting like an aquatic insect. It’s commonly used to catch fish like trout, grayling, salmon, pike, bad, tarpon, and snook. However, this technique isn’t limited to the fish mentioned above. You can fly fish for any fish in any body of water.



Also known as handline fishing, this is one of the oldest techniques today. It consists of holding a fishing line with your bare hands — all you need is a line, a hook, and bait. Some people enjoy the thrill of catching larger fish during handline fishing. However, it’s a method best suited for smaller prey. This method is primarily used in freshwater fishing since panfish and walleyes seem to be the most sought-after species, but you can practice it on shores anywhere. If you want to try handlining, we recommend buying gloves for the occasion. 



Trolling is a thrilling fishing technique consisting of pulling a lure or a bait behind a moving boat based on the type of fish, its habitat, and its size. It’s one of the most effective ways to catch fish nowadays. It can land you exciting big catches like Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin.


Bait Fishing

This angling practice is also called still fishing or bottom fishing. It is the most universal method of fishing out there, and it’s used to catch what we call coarse or rough fish like bream, barb, tench, dace, and other nongame species. An angler sets a hook on a bait by raising the rod’s tip when the fish swallows it. Various bait types, like worms, maggots, small fish, bread paste, cheese, and even vegetables and grain, can be used.



Spin fishing is an exciting and versatile angling technique that uses a spinner bait, a type of lure with at least one freely rotating blade. With this lure, anglers can entice fish to bite by spinning it around in the water. By making waves in the water, a spinner can elicit a territorial response from predatory fish, leading them to strike the lure. Spinning can be used to catch trout, salmon, perch, chub, bream, pike, walleye, bass, mackerel, coalfish, and other smaller saltwater species.

No Fishing Technique is Superior to the Other! 

The important thing about fishing is enjoying the experience. Whatever common fishing technique you try, Miami Inshore Fishing Charters encourages you to find the method that works for you. Most importantly, to branch out and decide which one fits you best. From beginners to experts, any fishing enthusiast can enjoy all types of angling techniques.


Book a Fishing Charter in Miami Today! 

If you’re in the Miami area and are looking to venture into the high seas and explore some saltwater fishing, get in touch with us! Miami Inshore Fishing Charters will be more than happy to fit you in and help you explore the wonders of fishing in Miami. Call us or fill out our contact form and ask about our charter trips! We’ll be in touch.


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