Deep-sea fishing

What is deep-sea fishing ?

Fishing in the deep sea is, as the name suggests, deep-sea fishing. Practiced at anchor or drift, this vertical fishing allows to prospect underwater pits beyond 200 m and up to more than 1000 m. This technique allows to poke a wide variety of fish not very well known and inaccessible in classic fishing, this exciting technique makes the unanimity among many amateurs. Indeed, within the reach of all boaters, deep sea fishing has the advantage of being able to be practiced both on a semi-rigid boat and a small boat.
Basically, deep-sea fishing is for everyone, no matter what the boat is ! Nevertheless, it requires adequate equipment and knowledge of suitable positions. What if we were to study the subject further ?

Where can you go deep-sea fishing ?

Everywhere ! On all the seas of the world, close to the coasts, breaks, pits, deep falls, etc., this technique has the particularity to allow you to explore positions untouched by any fishing pressure, far from the din of the pelagic hunts. However, it is not a question of launching blindly: a deep knowledge of the seabed is essential. Before any outing, think of studying carefully the seabed maps, to provide yourself with a good sounder and a GPS.

When can you go deep-sea fishing ?

This technique is practiced all the year, simply you have to be previously warned of the meteorological conditions because of the remoteness from the coast, an accident can happen quickly ! You will also need to take into account the currents: depending on these, it is interesting to know how to wet the boat and choose the sealing of your line.

Which species can you expect to catch while deep-sea fishing ?

Beltfish - conger - orange roughy - octopus - blackspot seabream - whiting - halibut – pargo - capon – wreckfish – scorpionfish - dentex – wreckfish - hake – rockfish - jack mackerels - dogfish - grenadiers - ray - shark etc.

What equipment do you need for deep-sea fishing ?

Cane
With a length of about 2 m, a cane of 20 to 50 Lbs allows you to handle it more easily in order to manipulate deep-sea fishing mounts.


Lead
Opt for a lead of 500g to 2kg. The choice of its weight depends on the depth and strength of the currents: remember that your line must remain in an upright position under the boat.


Electric windlass
A reel able to withstand 400 to 500 m of braid is quite adequate.


Stromboscopic lamp
In the darkness of the depths, flashes of light and sound fool the fish that think they are dealing with potential prey: they then come much closer to your line !


Hooks
From 20/0 to 4/0 depending on the fish you are looking for.


What setup to opt for during deep-sea fishing ?

Prefer multi-stack fishing leader lines and end-leaded stackers. Ready-to-use fluorocarbon lines on the market are also good. In any case, the assembly must be strong and must not become tangled during the many trips between the bottom and the surface.

List of species for this type of fishing
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