Deep Sea Fishing

tell me everything i have to have and do deep sea fishing

Deep Sea fishing covers a lot of territory. My advice is to charter a trip with a good service first. They will furnish you with the correct equipment. Then you can see what you need, and if you are going to like it. Deep-sea equipment can be rather expensive. There are several types of deep sea fishing. One is trolling, for tuna. Another is trolling for billfish. Then, there is long-lining, and bottom fishing. For deep sea bottom fishing, you will need a very stiff salt-water rod and at least a size 40 reel. I would not use less than 30 pound test line. You will be dropping heavy weights a long way down. Targeted species are usually Lingcod (West Coast), Bocaccio, Cowcod, Various species of Rockfish, Yellowtail, and Giant Sea Bass. Sole and Halibut are sometime targeted as well. Trolling is the most common method of deep sea fishing. Most deep sea fish are fast, large vicious predators, and will not usually not hit stationary baits. You will need the services of a substantial sea-worthy boat that can maintain a speed of around 6 knots for extended periods of time. Chum is often used to attract predators. Targeted species are fast moving blue water fish such as tuna, wahoo, sharks, albacore, atlantic salmon, marlin, sailfish, and swordfish. Usual methods are to troll a string of jigs at a fairly fast speed until a fish grabs one. Then, the boat is usually stopped until the fish is landed. Then, the engines are staretd up again and the hunt continues.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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