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Me and my friend decided to try a bit traditional fishing since it has been a while after the last time we were fishing with long line. Not so many fishermen are using long line nowadays. Most of the fishing is done by sport fishing gear or with nets.

Idea is to use a long line and attach a leader with a hook to it. We are using approx 300 meter long line and 100 hooks/leaders with 3 meter gaps. Long line is stored on a box which as slots for the hooks and leaders.

Naturally the line will be baited. Bait can be a baitfish or a worm if you like. We like to use Alburnus alburnus which is a small Cyprinidae species fish.

Baitfish

Usually we put out the line at the evening and haul it on early morning. Minn Kota Riptide bow mount remote controlled motor is very handy when you are baiting the line and letting it go.

Baiting the line

Baiting the line

 

Weather was very nice and there was no wind at all.

Evening weather

 

Next morning we woke up early and went out to the bay to haul the line.

 

Line is hauled slowly setting it into the line box at the same time.

siima5

Some times there is some catch too if you have set your line to a good place! This one was just over the allowed minimum lenght. Few zanders were discarded (let go) as they were too small.

 

Zander

Zander

 

After hauling the line it is essential to pack it properly so it won’t get tangled next time you want to set it.

siima7

As a summary it was very nice evening and early morning out on the sea and we managed to get total of 6 fish, five of them zander and one perch. Today’s dinner menu is set!

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