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« on: August 07, 2010, 17:03:04 CET »

hello, maybe someone can explain what i was doing wrong:

i went fishing at marfa, sea is quite deep there so i was expecting to catch some decent fish: i fished from around 10am-12pm, using a small rod and reel: i used ragworms (dried) and size 6 and 9 hooks (the treble hooks you buy from shops). caught nothing on the 6, and a burqax and a smaller fish (no idea what it is) on the 9...

any ideas? thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 20:31:08 CET »

First of all you fished in the worst hours,second marfa isn't much deep and it's not so much productive.You have to find a place were it is less fishrd.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 07:57:35 CET »

thanks for the reply...i guess there is reason for the proverb "min jorqod ma jaqbadx hut"!

actually i was boat fishing in the area between marfa and comino...i would have thought it should be quite deep.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 12:11:41 CET »

That's another story boat fishing is different and between marfa and comino is deep enough.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 12:29:25 CET »

usually,between marfa and comino there would be strong currants. be sure to add a heavy lead to the leader so that the bait would be truly at the bottom. if the boat is moving to fast put a bottom or floating anchor.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 15:04:26 CET »

it's a kayak, and the weight was heavy enough...i think spitec was right, probably the timing was wrong.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 21:48:13 CET »

Treble hooks for bottom fishing?? You should be using normal hooks.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 03:02:27 CET »

You might find that Fresh bait work better that Dried bait.
Don't be discouraged, get out there and have another go...look forward to hearing how you go
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 08:24:06 CET »

thanks for the encouragement: fresh bait as in shrimps or worms?

whya re normal hooks better than treble hooks for bottom fishing?
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 09:16:51 CET »

Treble hooks are far too bulky for the purpose and are generally used with trolling lures. They are definitely not suitable for baiting with worm or shrimp for light bottom fishing.
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 15:17:56 CET »

thanks Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 01:32:05 CET »

If you are fishing from a Kayak you should also try light trolling or spinning from it! Something i saw on the net and not sure if its practised much in Malta or who does it. If it wasn't for the lack of time and cash I would love to give it a shot hehe Wink

Re the worms, if you get a box of Korean worms its quite practical and easy to use. Then there is also the Bibi and Americano worms you could get from various fishing stores. If these are not available, then fresh squid is always an excellent option - yet one that breaks my heart as when I catch noting I always regret not cooking the squid in the first place. With worms this doesnt happen hehe Wink  Also keep in mind the type of hooks should match the type of line, bait and fish you are targeting. Also the different knots to tie the different hooks.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 02:49:17 CET »

thanks for the encouragement: fresh bait as in shrimps or worms?

whya re normal hooks better than treble hooks for bottom fishing?

Fresh prawns or small baitfish on a 'J' or Circle hook, not a trebble hook as mentioned


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTS_Uz0kc_o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTS_Uz0kc_o</a>


Then you can go on to this.....but it all comes back to basics. Learn them first and enjoy the many experiences as you progress

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqVEvNocKTA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqVEvNocKTA</a>


good luck on your next trip
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 15:11:03 CET »

Thanks guys, very useful info.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 00:51:18 CET »

Now that knot he makes at the end whilst rigging the prawn is one hell of a good idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

The kayak fishing vid is amazing Smiley

All the best Smiley
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