Check out Floridian angler Bren Segaria’s answers to our five fishing-related questions below.
Fishing with family
Who taught you how to fish?
Fishing is truly a great activity to pass on to the family. For Bren, it was her dad that brought her into fishing when she was younger.
Go-to fishing spots
Where are your go-to fishing spots?
Bren didn't mention any particular favorite fishing spots. “Anywhere offshore,” Bren answered.
Live bait or artificial lure? Why?
Bren has different preferences depending on the method of fishing she’s using for the day. When bottom fishing, Bren prefers using live bait, while she likes to use artificial bait if she's trolling. You can check out this article by Fisher Mel to learn more about the best bait to use in freshwater or saltwater fishing!
Saltwater vs. freshwater
Saltwater or freshwater?
When asked whether she prefers saltwater or freshwater more, Bren answered, “Saltwater, hands down.” This article can help you distinguish between saltwater and freshwater fish so you can decide which suits you better.
Biggest or heaviest fish that you've caught?
We also asked Bren what the biggest or heaviest fish she's caught is. “I’m not sure on the weight,” Bren said, “but definitely a bluefin tuna or sailfish.” There have been reports of Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing up to 1,500 pounds in weight, while sailfish can weigh up to 220 pounds!
What are your favorite fish to catch? Why?
Bren enjoys catching a variety of fish because, in her words, "all subspecies are fun.” She said firstly, “My favorite fish to catch are tuna.” She described how she enjoys catching yellowfin and blackfin, as they can “give you a fun fight as they torpedo through the water.” Additionally, Bren said that she enjoyed catching bluefins, saying that they "can have you reeling for hours.”
The angler from Florida has various different hobbies aside from fishing, like hunting, weightlifting, and traveling. If you’d like to see more of her, check out her Instagram profile here. You can use her code BREN20 for 20 percent off on Baitium fishing apparel!