Big Game Fishing

BIG GAME FISHING

Big-game fishing, also known as offshore sportfishing, offshore gamefishing, or blue-water fishing is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large fish such as tuna and marlin which game fisherman regard as having “sporting qualities”.

Big-game fishing started as a sport after the invention of the motor boat. Charles Frederick Holder, a marine biologist and early conservationist, is credited with founding the sport in 1898. He went on to publish many articles and books on the subject, noted for their combination of accurate scientific detail with exciting narratives. Purpose built game fishing boats appeared early in the 20th century.

TECHNIQUES

OF SEA FISHING

Drifting

Drifting is consider as basic fishing technique for big game fishing in the Adriatic. It is most effective for catching Bluefin tuna, shark, sea fox, luc, rainbow warrior. Drift fishing generally means fishing without a motor, although in some cases a small outboard may be used to slow down or speed up your drift.

Bottom fishing

Bottom fishing refers to the most common way of fishing techniques, used to catch fishthat are found near the sea floor, for example on sunken boats This technique may seem like a lazy way of catching fish but it requires the utmost drifting and anchoring tactics. Large predatory fish like the Grouper, Halibut and the Red snapper are found by the reefs, buoys and the wrecks. And the best way to reel in one of them is using the bottom fishing method.

Trolling

Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. This may be behind a moving boat, or by slowly winding the line in when fishing from a static position, or even sweeping the line from side-to-side, e.g. when fishing from a jetty. Trolling is used to catch pelagic fish such as tuna, luc, jack fish-gof, dentex.

Vertical Jigging

Jigging is the practice of fishing with a jig, a type of fishing lure. A jig consists of a lead sinker with a hook molded into it and usually covered by a soft body to attract fish. For successful jigging, the jigger needs to use a rod which is good for feeling a strike, and needs to stay in contact with the lure and get it to where the fish are. Most fish caught by jigs are on or near the bottom. The most often catch are tuna, dentex, red porgy, amberjack and luc, jack fish- gof.

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