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


8 32,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $580
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice


6 28,87 ft

Pico Island, Azores (PT)

From $639
Deposit non-refundable

Peor es Na'

3 18,00 ft

Puerto Mutis, Panama (PA)

From $300
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Triakis 21

4 20,34 ft

Porto Tolle, Italy (IT)

From $373
Deposit non-refundable


8 34,45 ft

Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT)

From $639
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Aqua Adventure I

4 32,81 ft

Panama, Panama (PA)

From $2000
Deposit non-refundable


8 41,01 ft

Puerto Banus, Marbella (ES)

From $533
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


7 39,37 ft

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $1400
Deposit non-refundable

Black Fin 35 FT

6 35,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $1364
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice