As promised, this is a debt and some of my colleagues have asked me to explain to them how to fish thoroughly from the kayak. Now that I have time I have decided to publish this entry. this is theĀ popular source for getting the information.I will try to explain as best I can the steps I follow when it comes to practicing this technique, I hope it will help those who are just starting out.

Normally this type of fishing I practice as “plan B” in my kayak trips for its simplicity and effectiveness, there are many outputs that I have saved the zero by changing gear for deep fishing. It does not usually give big captures or memorable pieces but it is rare to go to empty house besides being a very entertaining and relaxed modality.

I usually practice it on stone or mixed bottoms looking for rock fish, julies, goats, maragotas, gallanes, bream, are usually the most frequent catches.

In the image you can see from top to bottom: a pair of bream, an opportunistic green (it is rare to fish this species thoroughly), four gallans and a mixture of julies (maidens) and goats.

The equipment to be used has to be light and comfortable to hold a lot of time with it in the hand, it can perfectly serve a spinning or light jigging equipment that has good sensitivity to notice the bites and that is proportional to the weight of the weights that we use.

The weights that I use most are usually between 80 and 100 g and I usually vary it depending on the depth and current. The model that I use the most is the pear or tear type for rocky bottoms and the ball type for sand bottoms.

It must be borne in mind that in this type of fishing on rocky bottoms many leads are usually lost.

If it is practiced in very deep depths (from 20 m) it may be interesting to use finned leads like the one on the left, which descend faster than normal ones.

There are also models of lead primers that incorporate a small deposit in which to put a bit of mass to attract the fish to our equipment and that can sometimes be very interesting. They are quite expensive.

I use two different types of rigs depending on the bottom in which I am going to fish, the one you see in the following scheme is the one I use in rock or mixed bottoms. It is the typical pater rig with two branches and lead to lost. Simple and effective

The lead is always tied with less resistance thread so as not to lose all the rigging with the hooks, I connect the branches with triple swivels to reduce the tangles and avoid the twisting of the lines, besides being more comfortable and quick to change the hooks and the lead in case of losses.

The bait that I use with this type of rig is varied since the rockfish usually eats with desire and it does not disgust at anything, the three that I use the most are: Prawns or peeled shrimp, I cut it into pieces that cover just the hook , is very comfortable and quick to embody but holds less than other baits. Another very effective bait is the Korean xorra, less showy for the fish but cutting it just to cover the hook is very few bites are missed, it is ideal for the julias (maidens). I also like the squid or cuttlefish cut into strips, skewered zigzag covering the hook, is a very good bait for goats and breams and that holds much in the hook.

Both techniques I practice to practice them to the devalo or garete, letting me drag by the current tracing the zones where the picadas are concentrated. Highly recommended the use of the probe to locate the favorable areas and activity.

Well, I think after this bump I explain more or less how I like to fish, it probably will not be the best way but it gives me good results, I hope it will be useful to those who are starting.