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Started by sg, August 07, 2010, 15:03:04 CET

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sg

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

SPITEC

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.
FISHING IS THE BEST HOBBY AND IT'S GREAT FOR RELAXING

sg

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.

SPITEC

That's another story boat fishing is different and between marfa and comino is deep enough.
FISHING IS THE BEST HOBBY AND IT'S GREAT FOR RELAXING

caldaland

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.

sg

it's a kayak, and the weight was heavy enough...i think spitec was right, probably the timing was wrong.

lazyfisherman

Treble hooks for bottom fishing?? You should be using normal hooks.

twoutes

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
We're here for a good time...Not a long time

sg

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

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

lazyfisherman

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.

sg


jean

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 ;)

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 ;)  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.

twoutes

Quote from: sg on August 09, 2010, 06:24:06 CET
thanks for the encouragement: fresh bait as in shrimps or worms?

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

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





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




good luck on your next trip
We're here for a good time...Not a long time

sg

Thanks guys, very useful info.

jean

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 :)

All the best :)
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