Methods of sea fishing

The choice of method for sea fishing depends on local conditions and the topography of the bottom. One of the methods of sea fishing is fishing from a drifting or anchored vessel. Fishing from a drifting boat is used for both sea fish and bottomless dwellers. This method is especially useful if the bottom is covered with sand, stones, gravel and has varying depths that attract different kinds of fish. Some fish pre-feed.

The current and the wind can make fishing from the drifting boat quite difficult. The bait moves too fast for the fish to catch its gloss or smell. In this case it is necessary to anchor. When the boat is anchored, only a limited area can be caught.

In fact, only the site under and next to the boat. On the other hand, it makes it possible to catch fish, which usually do not take the moving bait. The anchorage site should preferably be selected in areas with reefs, chaffs, banks, the skeleton of a broken ship or on the edge of an underwater slope or ascent.

Sea fishing trolling

Trolling - a method that allows you to catch a large area of ​​the sea than other fishing methods. It can be carried out on the surface or in deeper water. You can use the downrigger.


These are special lead-weighted devices on which fishing lines and baits are attached by means of the release mechanism. When the fish takes the bait, the fishing line is released, and the fish can be fought directly by the rod and reel.

Trolling is a common form of sea fishing from the western American coast where salmon are caught, to warmer marine regions where many species of fish are attracted by baits working at the surface and up to the Northern waters, where mackerel and mackerel are caught.

Bait and artificial bait for sea fishing

Among the most common baits for sea hunters are the "Norwegian pirks", "diamond jig", and similar jigs and soft plastic artificial worms. For easy fishing, you can use spoons, spinners and spinners. The Norwegian pirks is a metallic imitation of the natural fish food.

Norwegian pirks

Made of lead or copper. Pirks is sold in most special stores selling gear in the weight range from 25 grams to 750 grams. Mainly, it is used for jigging. The bottom is fenced by a smooth descent or pulling the pirks up and down, with a small amplitude of motion, just above the bottom, on the drifting boat.

Fishing with a drifting boat

Fishing from a drifting boat among the stones is usually made with artificial bait. They catch, as a rule, fish from the cod family. Pirks is especially popular in the northern waters. It is excellent for cod and pollock. It can also be used in warmer regions for fishing on reefs of fish that rely on sight for food hunting.

Body pirks, surface and design are individual. The larger its surface compared to its weight, the more it moves in the water. Norwegian and Swedish peaks for decades serve as a model for several types of pirks, sold on the world market.

If the fish is attracted to the pirks, its color comes into effect. In shallow water, red and yellow pirks are very effective. In deeper water, it is best to catch bright and bright colors on a shiny metallic pirks.

Some fish species that react to the pirks also take small artificial soft plastic imitations. Feather flies and other artificial baits, which are placed above the pirks. Use 1 to 3 artificial simulations, depending on the type of fish you are hunting.

When small simulators are used above the pirks, it often happens that several fish sit on the hook at one time. Such imitators are a painted hook with a plastic edge, rubber, feather or hair. They can also be imitations reminiscent of local fish species.

Among small artificial baits, we can note the Norwegian bait for mackerel, widely known throughout the world. The depth of the water determines the color of the color of the bait or feathers. Red, white, yellow and silver colors are effective for fishing in shallow waters.

For trolling, you need a bait with an integrated motion model. Which should be adjusted in relation to the speed of trolling. Neither the pirks nor other artificial lures and feathers satisfy these conditions.

Live bait for sea fishing

Live bait is used mainly for catching those species of fish that, when hunting, are guided by the sense of smell. Also for those who rely equally on smell and vision. A living bait can serve all. Fresh strips or fish fillets. The whole fish is dead or alive. Also shrimp, crab, mussels and other shellfish.

Worms are very effective baits. The bait should be presented to the fish in such a way as to seduce her with a smell and movement. To make the necessary movements, the bait must be placed properly on the hook. The hook must be closed so that the fish can swallow it.

Boat at anchor

To effectively catch on sea fishing with a natural bait, you must put the boat anchored. Especially if fishing in a limited space, for example, a sunken ship.

Fresh bait works better than the old one. The longer the bait lies, the less it attracts. In the water, the smell is gradually washed out of it. A replacement for fresh bait is required soon.

sea fishing

Mackerel, sardines and herring have a very strong, far-spreading smell. For this they are considered to be excellent baits throughout the world. Shrimps, crabs or mollusks are excellent for bottom fish, which they usually eat. Squids are used in the form of strips or entirely.

The pulp of the mussel emits a particularly strong smell, but it is difficult to hook it on. Use something like a hair net to hold the flesh of the mussels. After the small ball rolled from the pulp, wrap it with a hair net and attach it to the hook.

Fishing for live fish is effective everywhere. The live bait entices not only its appearance, smell and consistency, but also its movements. This can be extremely productive in waters dominated by real hunters: cod, shark, grouper or tuna variety. Please note that this type of bait is prohibited for use in Norway.

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