Trolling dead bait

The fishing method of trolling dead baits is one of the most popular sport fishing methods used to chase fast pelagics and billfish not only in Australia though throughout the world.

Used by sport and game fishing fanatics this style of fishing involves effectively rigging and presenting a dead fish in a way that when trolled through the water it acts like a frantic live bait, entices fish from the deep to raise to the surface to attack the bait.

Like other types of trolling methods, this method of fishing is fast and exciting to watch. Species targeted by this fishing method include Sailfish, Spanish Mackeral, Tuna and the illusive Marlin.

Trolling for Mackerel

Rigging a swimming Garfish

Marlin hitting a dead bait underwater!

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