Saltwater trolling is very efficient, very lucrative and easy to do, but there are certain things that you should keep in mind while taking part in this practice. First and foremost, you need to check the strength of your wire lead. Once the hook is in the sea, a bite is going to be inevitable thanks to this effective technique that you are using. However, a common mistake that a lot of newbie fishermen tend to make is that they use weaker wire leads because they assume that this is just like regular fishing. These weak wire leads could snap off as soon as the fish takes a bite, leading to all of your efforts being completely fruitless.
Another common mistake that you should try to avoid is not matching your hook size to your bait. If you are fishing for bigger fish, you are obviously going to use bigger bait. When you use bigger bait, your smaller hooks are going to be of no use. With smaller hooks, big bait can just slip off and float to the ocean floor. Similarly, with smaller bait, big hooks can cause too much damage and not leave anything behind to entice fish into getting caught in your hook.
Hence, you need to smart about hook sizes so that you can make the most of the bait that you have. It is all about optimizing your resources in order to get the best result possible. By avoiding these two mistakes you can really improve the efficiency of your trolling motor, allowing you to progress by leaps and bounds. Just remember, slow and steady always wins the race. Don’t try to bite off more than you can chew, build your way up to the bigger catches instead of just diving in headfirst.