ABCs and Other Goodies for Saltwater Anglers.   Some of these things are nice to know while others are need to know


    Is a thinner fishing line better?   All things being equal, yes it is.   For a Fishing Line Diameter Comparison of more than 100 popular monofilament, copolymer, fluorocarbon fishing lines and braided superlines in tests from 6-pounds to 600-pounds, see our
    Line Diameters page.   Updated for 2016!

    For a listing of over 400 common, accepted and scientific names of fish species found in the Western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters,
    see our Fish Names
    page.   How many of these fish have you caught?

    Got a big one?   Then check out our list of New Jersey Saltwater Record Fish

    Need tide information for places other than Sandy Hook?   See our Tide Conversion charts

    Did you know that the Sandy Hook, NJ Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse in the USA?

    How hard is the wind blowing?   The Beaufort Scale is a method of determining wind speeds by direct observation

    Don't know which marine VHF radiotelephone channel to use?   Then see our Marine Radio Channels page

    Do you fish during the spring, fall and winter months?   See our Cold Water Consequences page to understand the results of an accidental dip in cold water and your chances for survival

    Ever wonder where old weather sayings come from?   If you want to know why a red sky at night is a sailor's delight, see our Weather Insights page

    This list of goodies wouldn't be complete without including Samuel Taylor Coleridge's wild and crazy The Rime of the Ancient Mariner