Deep water fishing

Started by Simon G, June 21, 2006, 22:13:02 CET

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Simon G

Hi guys
yesterday we went out deep water fishing about 6 miles out of gnejna
It was quite succesfull we caught 4 cippulazz and a dog fish unfortunatly we lost a few nice ones
the most attacked bait was squid slices with a lumi bead or starlite 3 feet above the bait

Simon G
maxxon 420 with 30hp tohatsu
profesional aquarist and under water photographer
semi profesional spearfisherman

skip

Hi Simon,

Was that during the day, or at night? And how far down were u fishing?

fin

Hey simon,

i am interested too, i have nearly all the gear at night but want to catch something on a bigger scale,

any hints or tips or better still locations?

FIN
Lets put MALTA on the map with our fishing knowledge.

ciappinu

Yes me too.....I'd really be interested. Let out the secrets! What depth do you fish in? The only things  I catch from the bottom are Tracni, Morini and Serran!
Seabrave 14 e-Tec 50hp

Simon G

basically i look for ridges at between 100-300 mt deep mainly straight of gnejna cos it gets deep quick.
if you are finding tracni etc etc you are in shallow water 30-60mt
once you go below 100mt no sunlight penetrates so you need to attract the fish using lights
a good tip is to add a bait trail
this can be done by stuffing a feeder or onion sack with bits of fish and sardine oil.  This creates a scent trail that fish chase
i usually use an onion sack which is tied to the lead, that way when you drift you always have the fish chasing!!!!

Good luck boys
maxxon 420 with 30hp tohatsu
profesional aquarist and under water photographer
semi profesional spearfisherman

ciappinu

So If I use an onion sack with sardine oil, I wouldn't need lights right? Do you usually let lights down 100 metres or so? How can you do that?

Thanks for the great tips.....mostly appreciated.
Seabrave 14 e-Tec 50hp

skip

Electralume's are the best lights you can get for night fishing and can go way way down! Otherwise for attracting baitfish and swords etc something like the swordlight.

http://www.electralume.com/
http://www.swordlights.com/

Skip

Simon G

good tip skip
i use starlights or chemical light which i attatch 3mt from the bait
using both (light and burly) will increase your chances 10fold

good luck
maxxon 420 with 30hp tohatsu
profesional aquarist and under water photographer
semi profesional spearfisherman

Simon G

might be launching some long lines next week will keep you posted
maxxon 420 with 30hp tohatsu
profesional aquarist and under water photographer
semi profesional spearfisherman

Simon G

we caught 4 bazuk and 2 sargi which where 500g and 3 pagell 300g+ in 60mt outside tuna farms on 200 hook long line
maxxon 420 with 30hp tohatsu
profesional aquarist and under water photographer
semi profesional spearfisherman

deepsea

i use an electric reel (got it through internet) and fish at depths between 330 - 400mtrs.  We once landed a grouper of 10kgs and, up to last year, many bazuk....attached a pic of a good catch!  This year bazuk landings diminished, however we get good strikes from morrun and hniezer.....difficult to land from 400mtrs though....we use shrimps and 'lacci' as bait and also lights to attract fish......planning to go next Thursday  ;D

skip

Nice catch, which make/model electric reel are you using and what do you have it spooled up with, line wise. Also approx how far out are you going?

Skip

deepsea

yep...was a nice catch.

i have the Miya Epoch CX6.  I bought it from an Italian fish-tackle supplier.  It is spooled with 1000mtrs Rosa Rekord soft low memory dakron lifting up to 70lbs (0.30mm).  I got both the reel and the line at a very good price (compared with maltese prices). Especially the line, which costs around lm100 for 1000mts here in Malta.  I got the 1000mtrs for lm50.  We have a couple of good ridges off shore about 20nm off filfla.  If you have a good fish finder (reading over 500mtrs) then you can find good reefs ranging from 200 - 400mtrs (I landed best catches from these depths) in the SW/WSW area.  However, we never used any bait trails.   ??? Any tips of how I utilize bait trails?.....cheers....

deepsea

sorry, found the bait trails trick further up thanks to Simon.....

deepsea

went deep sea fishing yesterday. it was a good one, caught 2 cintorini (one of them was about 5.5" long -  2.5 kgs), about 8 sawrell tal-imperjal and about 6 good sized bazut (from 0.8 - 1.5kgs).  We had extreme strikes and had our cable-wire rigs torn a few times;   Also one bazut had an eye piercing as I found a small hook below its eye....had good fun and will hope to do it again before we close season...