Angling - using natural bait

Introduction

Angling (using natural bait) is a vertical type of fishing that is without a doubt the most accessible technique for beginners. It is fun, effective and can be practiced anywhere, in any type of weather, using all sorts of bait. A wide range of species, all shapes and sizes can be caught using this technique.

The basic idea is to fish vertically from the spot you will have chosen: A wharf, a cliffside or a boat or even from the rocks if the water is deep enough there. All you will need is: a line, a few sinkers and hooks – most of the time you don’t even need a rod.

You will discover the different types of angling such as boat hand angling or angling using slider rigs and you will learn how to setup and to choose the appropriate technique according to the current, the target specie or water depth.

You’ll also find a few cooking suggestions and easy recipes to prepare all sorts of fish, from sar to gilt-head sea bream.

List of species for this type of fishing
Kelp bass or Calico bass

Kelp bass (paralabrax clathratus), also commonly called calico bass, which is found along the Atlantic coast of North America from Baja California (Mexico) to Washington (US).

Winter flounder

Winter flounder (pseudopleuronectes americanus) is a right-eyed flatfish native to North Atlantic coast. It can be found from Labrador (Canada) to Georgia (US) but it is less common in the south of Delaware Bay. This species is the most common near-shore flounder you can find from Newfoundland down through Massachusetts. Its maximum weight is around 2,25 kg and it can reach around 61 cm length but larger species are found on Georges Bank where their body can reach 70 cm and 3,6 kg. Many fisherm

Striped bass

Striped bass (morone saxatilis) is a fish of the Moronidae family found along the Atlantic coast of North America.

Marlin

Marlin is a fish from a large family called Istiophoridae, which includes about 10 species. The most popular species include the blue marlin (makaira nigricans), the striped marlin (kajikia audax), the white marlin (kajikia albidus) and the black marlin (istiompax indica).

Tuna

Tuna is a popular and prized fish during recreative fishing games. Here is some useful information about Bigeye and Yellowfin if you want to fish in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean.

Wahoo

Wahoo (acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish you can find in all tropical and subtropical seas. It is also known as “peto” in many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and in Central America. A lot of sports fishermen make it a prize game fish because of its speed and high-quality flesh

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