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Old 16-01-2013, 14:31   #1
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Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

Hi would love to know your thoughts and practices for fishing and hauling in palagics while under sail , cheers.
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

i fish using a mexican style rig--only the 200 pound test and a good lure. when i catch a fishie, my slipknot breaks and i hand over hand the fish into my boat. yum. i use nop fancy bs items--my way is sooo simple it has to work, and does....
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:01   #3
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

ive done it the same way Zee and I have used a fishing pole- both work , a
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

Was amazed the amount of people in this years ARC race that were catching Mahi-Mahi not knowing what they were and wondering if they were edible? Go figure!

We use an olde game rod around 6 ft long with a Penn Senator, works a treat and is also good for bottom fishing on reef. Many a meal has been winched in with him, were using hand lines with a rubber ring (ex toilet seal) as a shock absorber however the cut fingers damn hurt!
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

Hitler's Tips & techniques for trolling

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Hitler's Tips & techniques for trolling

great- i have to re-use this one
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Hitler's Tips & techniques for trolling

Jokes with Hitler are never funny, only proved bad taste and strange sense of humor....
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

same way as Zee, only use old bicycle tire tube for shock load........happy catching !!
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Jokes with Hitler are never funny, only proved bad taste and strange sense of humor....
So they are funny if you have a strange sense of humour?
Is that what you said?
Then it is funny?

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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

If you can troll successfully in pelagic waters, your boat is too slow.
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If you can troll successfully in pelagic waters, your boat is too slow.
I have pulled Spanish mackerel and wahoo at 10+ knots on many occasions
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

[QUOTE=cat man do;1131790]So they are funny if you have a strange sense of humour?
Is that what you said?
Then it is funny?

Oh yeah, well done!
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

I tie a 100' length of parachute chord to a stern cleat and then tie a 50' length of 100lb test line to the end of that with a leader on the end.

I take up about 6' of slack on the parachute chord and tie a bicycle innertube to it to act s a shock-chord when the fish strikes. The tube sets the hook without ripping the fish's lips off.

I let the fish fight the chord tied to the boat for a couple of minutes then I just pull it in.

It is a lot easier than you would think to just pull a 20-30lb fish in on a hand line. I always figur I could use a winch if it was too big but I've not had that problem yet. s easy as it has been to haul in the fish I've caught so far, I figure I will cut the line for any fish that would require the use of the winch.

This has been quick and simple. Not very sporting but it put's dinner on the table.
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

There are some really good fishing threads here on the CF if you do a google search for them. My only advice is that one sure way to not catch them is never put the line in the water. I had heard that almost no one caught tuna in the Med anymore so we didn't fish for two months. Finally threw the lines in and caught two within 4 hours.
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Re: Tips & techniques for trolling under sail

And an excellent fishing reference book for cruisers:

The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing: Scott Bannerot, Wendy Bannerot: 9780071427883: Amazon.com: Books

Also, easy to make up your own trolling lures. I keep a stock of hooks, swivels, SS leader, silicone skirts of various popular colors (green/white, blue/white, ...), old bits of frayed line and small plumbing parts. Some of these "Home Depot Specials" have proven quite popular.
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