Deep-sea fishing is a form of recreational fishing that is done on a boat, off shore, at depths of 100 feet or more. Deep sea fishing requires special equipment, technique and presentation.
The most common deep-sea fishing techniques include trolling, bottom fishing, chumming, popping and jigging with lures. Deep-sea fishing can be done using a variety of fresh baits and artificial lures including squid, live fish, cut bait, jigs and spoons. Using the correct fishing technique and bait is essential to catching most deep-sea game fish species.
Having the right presentation of your bait is also key to a successful deep-sea fishing experience. There are a variety of deep sea fishing rigs that will get your bait in front of your target fish and present it in a natural way.
The deep-sea fishing rig you choose should be determined primarily by your target game fish and the deep sea fishing technique being employed. When selecting a rig, also consider location and water conditions.
Below are the top recommended rigs for deep sea fishing. Review the description of each fishing rig to determine which is best suited for your next fishing trip.