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Trolling_drawingTrolling, or trolling fishing, is another common method of fishing. It is most frequently used when fishing from a boat, but can also be applied effectively by those fishing from the shore. Trolling fishing is similar to jigging, in that the angler tries to mimic the motion of his or her target fish’s prey by moving the lure or bait in a certain way. Trolling is a highly successful method of fishing, but there are of course certain techniques that must be followed, and caveats that should be avoided.

You can use live bait or an artificial lure to troll for fish. If using live bait, you must let your line out long enough that the prey fish can swim about as normal. You should also pay attention to movements on your line as a result of the prey fish’s motion. For example, if larger fish are in the area the motion of your live bait will be faster and more agitated. If using an artificial lure, it is important to choose your equipment carefully. You do not want your lure to be too light, as this will cause it to float too close to the surface, or to bob unnaturally. When choosing the weight of your lure, you should take into account how deep you want your bait to be. This depends on the type of fish you are intending to catch, and the depth at which they typically lie in the water. You should also consider the surrounding conditions. If the water is relatively shallow, you will want to adjust the weight of your lure accordingly. If there are strong currents or winds you will require a heavier lure, so that it is not blown about excessively.

When trolling, you should attempt to make your bait resemble a fast moving fish, so that your target fish will instinctively target it when it passes them in the water. When trolling from a boat, you should adjust the speed of your boat accordingly. You can purchase a special trolling motor for your boat, or you can simply aim to keep the average speed to about 9 knots. If trolling fishing from a bank or a jetty, you should cast the line as far into the water as you can, and then wind it towards you. You can move the tip of your rod from side to side or up and down slightly to better mimic the motion of a fish, if you are using an artificial lure. Some anglers like to mimic dying or injured fish when using artificial lures also. Many lures available today are designed to imitate live bait, even down to the sounds they make. For example if you go trolling fishing with a spoon lure, the shape of the lure itself will cause it to move erratically, while it will also reflect the sunlight like a real fish. Surface lures have ridges cut into them, and sometimes propellers, all to generate a lot of noise and movement to attract other fish. There are many choices available when it comes to artificial lures for trolling, but whatever you choose you should be familiar with how your lure will move in the water and adjust your trolling technique accordingly.

Whether you are trolling fishing from a boat or on land, you can often troll more than one line at once. There are many rigs, such as outriggers, available for boat trolling that allow you to troll several lines at once, sometimes at different lengths and levels. You can then mimic the motion of a school of fish. You can use an umbrella rig when fishing from the shore, which will allow you to troll several lines at the same time, while keeping them separate so that they will not tangle up. When trolling fishing, always keep an eye out for any obstacles or obstructions under the water that may snag your lure or even cause your line to break.