Livebaiting: The secrets for success
Things were looking good really good. The Furuno was loaded up with fish, we had a tank full of livies and the moment we dropped down we scored a double hook up. You ripper, this is what it is all about! But then seconds later things started to fall apart – first my fish dropped off, then seconds later the other fish came unstuck as well.
What had started out so promising turned out to be one of the most frustrating days on the water where we ended up losing several kings in a row. By lunchtime our tally was nothing short of dismal, scoring a measly two fish from more than a dozen bites. Heading home that afternoon with my tail between my legs I stewed over the poor scorecard.
Failure is something no angler enjoys. It doesn’t matter whether it is the loss of a good fish through tackle failure or the dreaded bust-off or even something as simple as a pulled hook, it sucks big time. In this case our downfall wasn’t tackle, instead it was our live bait rigging techniques.
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