Today at we tell you the basic steps to fish trolling the troll, from how to recognize the species, until the acquisition of the appropriate fishing equipment. If you have never caught palometon or any other predator under this modality, our advice will serve you to have the indispensable notions.
About the palometón
The Lichia amia or Hypacanthus amia is a well-known coast predator in Spain, belongs to the carangidae family and is usually sought in sport fishing.
Morphology of the pomegranate
Its body is specially designed to swim distances, the caudal fin is crescent shaped, while the dorsal and anal fins have a large size and are almost identical, giving it a swift and balanced swim. His body is quite compressed and his head small and conical. The denture is composed mostly of incisors.
Color: Silver base with greenish tones on the back and a slightly lighter belly.
Size: They can reach more than 2 meters in length, however finding copies superior to the meter and a half is very difficult.
Weight: The average weight of an adult specimen is between 10 and 30 kilos, and can reach up to 50 kilograms in older specimens, although it is quite difficult to capture one weighing more than 40 kg.
Habitat of the pomegranate
The palometon is a coastal predator, which moves between depths of 50 to 300 meters, but likes to feed in river mouths where they feed on smaller predators.
It can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, very abundant in the Mauritania and Guinea Bissau Strait.
Feeding the pomegranate
This predator usually feeds on mollusks, mackerels, small bogs and smoothies, and also loves to fish on banks of sardines, horse mackerel, anchovies and other gregarious fish known as “grass fish”
Fishing techniques for catching the palmetto
The palometón is a species that can be captured in different modalities, including the spinning, the submarine fishing and the surfcasting, all valid but not too effective or popular, since the most used technique is the curricán. And you can get more fishing skills from the led lighting to the fishing baits.
How to fish the troll?
The first thing to ensure is the boat on a suitable date, between mid-September and early winter, it must be clean and in good mechanical condition, with sufficient fuel, then we will have to load it with the cava and fishing equipment That we will use, taking care of not leaving us anything.
Step 1: Fish the live bait
Although it has been proven that fishing lures can be quite effective at catching a palmetto, live bait can act as an ideal complement to attract our fish with the sense of smell and the lure more easily deceive.
You can go in search of jureles to the zones where these fish proliferate and to tempt them with the methodology of the jigging. When you have already captured enough, you must keep them in a closed cava with salt water until you are going to incarnate them for fishing.
Step 2: Prepare the line bass for trolling palmetto
Bass line for live bait: With a fluorocarbon thread of 0.80 mm a fixed knot is prepared for the large hook, and a sliding knot with a smaller hook, so that the latter is incarnated in the nostrils of the Horse mackerel and the big one is fixed in the dorsal fin without piercing any organ.
Bass line for lure: The same line of fluorocarbon is attached with a knot to splicing lures.
Mounting of the mother line: The line bass will be 1 or up to 3 meters of fluorocarbon of 0,80 mm, followed by 50 meters of nylon of 50 pounds finally spliced by a braid of 70 pounds or chrome dacron.
Counting 50 meters from the fluorocarbon bond a lead of 500 grams to ensure the correct depth of the lure.
Step 3: Attach the rods to the boat
Once the mounts of the line have been thrown into the water, the rods are fixed to the boat in the following manner:
Two fishing rods to starboard and two to port, although if the length is not very wide, a reed in each corner will go quite well. Each cane with artificial lure should go close to another that has live bait to increase the chances of capture.
Care must then be taken to ensure that the trolling reels are properly tightened so that no fish are allowed to go.
Step 4: Change the speed of the boat
This detail is very important since it determines the lure’s swim and the speed at which the pigeon will aim to look for it, also generating the necessary force to tire and collect the fish.
If you go very fast it is possible for the fish to decide that it is not worth chasing you, but if you go too slow the lure could look suspicious underwater or in any case it would be very tiring to fight it.
The speed normally used in trolling the trolling fish is 3 knots per hour.
Step 5: Pay attention to the tips of fishing rods
From this point it is essential to have patience and pay attention to the leading ones, all while you relax and enjoy among friends the good moments of the sea.
If you have chosen a crowded area, it may not be too long until they bite, when that happens, ask someone else to help remove the rest of the reeds and battle without restrictions. We recommend using a good combat belt to support and maneuver the cane accurately.
Step 6: Collecting the palmetto
Although it is not an extremely strong fish, it will swim swiftly to flee from the hook, therefore you must pick up little by little and gently, always continuously until you have it closer and tired. In this way you will not force neither the cane nor the line.
When the palomonist sees the boat he will become more nervous so you must let go a bit and let him get tired to keep picking. At the moment of uploading it to the boat it is indispensable to hook it, because its weight is too high for the reed to raise it.
Fishing equipment needed to catch palmetto
If you were wondering what kind of reed to use or which reel works best for the fishing of the pomegranate, in our online fishing shop we have already solved it for you, our samurai combo Shimano for trolling has all the necessary qualities for this modality.
Shimano Catana BX-STP Shank
A sword fishing rod strong and sturdy, designed for coastal fishing for large predators such as pomfret, has a range of significant action and a sensitive tip. Its base resists the strokes very well and its rings gently slide the thread.
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Reel Shimano TDL Star 15
A very light reel to withstand long, wide coil combats so that the reel picks up the line fluidly. It also has an excellent brake and is fully protected against corrosion.
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Yuki Fluorocarbon Lines
For line basses nothing better than the invisibility of Yuki, which also offers high quality and resistance, this is the most economical and sought after fluorocarbon thread on the market.
Arashi Storm Lures
Ideal appearance, quality, swim and resistance in fishing lures for coastal predators to troll, come in various colors and have an average size of 11 cm, weighing 17 grams.
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