When heading offshore it should come as no surprise that the more tools you have at your disposal the more success you will have. Sure, there are some who choose to push the limits of safety and sanity fishing offshore in kayaks and skiffs, but to really hit the blue water jackpot you need all of the odds in your favor.
When Traditional Enticements Come Up Short, Competitive Crews Look To Dredge Teasers To Pick Up The Slack.
With sailfish season in full swing, you’ve likely already connected with a few of these majestic predators. And while your typical trolling techniques may be producing, why not spruce up your spread with a lifelike baitball?
Bad connections are the leading cause of lost fish. Isn't it time you perfect your knot tying skills?
The worst feeling any angler—novice or pro—can experience is loosing a quality fish due to some sort of tackle failure that could have easily been avoided. To be more specific, I am referring to poorly tied knots. The most common problem is that improperly tied knots simply slip and part. Even if the knot doesn't immediately fail, a bad connection can reduce the overall breaking strength of the line.
Create Your Own Double Lines For Extra Strength & Abrasion Resistance.
As the old saying goes, "If you can't tie knots, tie lots." This couldn't be stated any better, as practice definitely makes perfect. However, becoming proficient in knot tying requires not only a firm grasp on the procedure; proper knot selection for specific applications is equally important and essential in your quest to becoming a well-rounded angler.
If you're an offshore angler looking to enhance your presence throughout the water column then you should become familiar with downriggers. Although there are several other methods that effectively place your offerings well below the surface—such as planers and trolling weights—they are accompanied with lots of guesswork in regards to the exact depth of deployment. Downriggers are precise and also enable anglers to fish with light tackle outfits.