Trolling is a fishing technique where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or natural bait, are drawn behind a moving boat. Trolling can be done both in-shore and off-shore.

The trolling speed depends on the type of bait and the fish species. Where tuna and marlin like a speed of 6 to 10 knots, other species such as dentex or seabass should be targeted with a trolling speed of 3-4 knots maximum.


Equipment required for Trolling

A well-produced rod and reel with an adequate strength of fishing line are required for this technique. You will also need to in a moving object such as a boat, canoe or kayak.

You can use a variety of different styled lures (spinnerbaits, soft-plastics, metal lures) or even fresh bait to troll behind you.

Species to target when Trolling

You can target a variety of different fish species using the trolling technique and it is arguably one of the most used forms of fishing in the world.

Species such as trout, salmon, tuna, marlin, sailfish, barracuda and Spanish mackerel can be regularly caught.

Best Places to try Trolling

As this is a popular fishing technique used around the world it is another style that can be used in a variety of areas around the world. 

You can use the trolling method in saltwater and freshwater.

Best Trolling Fishing Charters

Big One Cape Verde fishing

Big One

5 40,00 ft

Sal Rei, Cape Verde (CV)

From 1.200,00
Blue Water 72 ft Cabo San Lucas fishing

Blue Water 72 ft

15 72,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 2.929,53
Gaelle Nosy Be fishing


4 26,25 ft

Nosy Be, Madagascar (MG)

From 470,00
Isabella Cancun fishing Charter captain William  avatar


6 29,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From 301,75
Full / Half Day Tour Zanzibar fishing Charter captain Zandre Taute avatar

Full / Half Day Tour

3 25,00 ft

Kizimkazi Port, Zanzibar (TZ)

From 215,53
Santa Elena Punta Cana fishing

Santa Elena

7 41,00 ft

Cap Cana Marina, Punta Cana (DO)

From 474,17
Catatude Australia fishing Charter captain Steve Mitchell avatar


6 32,00 ft

Cowaramup Bay, Australia (AUS)

From 143,89
Sedal Javea fishing


7 36,09 ft

Javea, Alicante (ES)

From 660,00
Conero  fishing


3 16,40 ft

Porto Tolle, (IT)

From 250,00
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