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  • What is the best way to fish the bottom while fishing?

  • In most cases while fishing downtide you need to get the bait down to the bottom and keep it there so the fish can locate it by scent. I like to use as little weight as possible when searching out species. It allows me to bounce my bait back in the tide, well away from the boat.

  • How do I test the performance of my Boat?

  • Monitor the water pressure gauge closely. Each test should consist of a minimum of two (2) runs at WOT, trimming to achieve maximum speed. If the boat begins to handle poorly (chine walk, loss of feel in the wheel, etc.), ease off the throttle and trim down. Repeat the test noting where performance degrades.

  • Do you need a big boat to fish offshore?

  • Most anglers think you need a big boat to fish offshore comfortably, but that’s simply not the case. Smaller vessels from 4-5m can comfortably fish offshore and get you where you want, as long as the conditions are suitable. Big boats have some positives, but also a few negatives.

  • How do I choose the right weight for my Boat?

  • You want the weight balanced and positioned in the right areas so the boat can ride nicely and safe into and with the swell offshore. You don’t want the boat to be too heavily weighted to one side or to the bow or stern as it can be very dangerous and cause the boat to broach, nose-dive, struggle to get on the plane and even flip.