Covering 70% of the surface of Earth, the ocean is the home to thousands if not millions of fish species that are fished by anglers. As such, saltwater fishing is the most diverse among all genres of fishing since techniques, climate, and fish species vary greatly depending on region.
Saltwater fishing can take place from coastlines to the deep-sea, proper equipment and knowledge are crucial for catching the desired target. Furthermore, many saltwater gamefish grow far larger compared to any freshwater species, some even reaching to be over 1,000 pounds. It is for this reasons that saltwater fishing is arguably the most challenging genre of fishing.