Pitch-baiting significantly ups the odds on catching gamefish attracted to your spread. Keep a bait ready on a rod rigged with monofilament line to absorb the shock of close strikes. When a fish pops up, you pitch it out. React quickly enough and you’ll hook more fish, but you have to be dialed in.
Primarily a technique for billfish trolled on teasers, pitch-baiting also benefits anglers live-baiting for pelagics or simply prospecting swaths of ocean for schooling fish the likes of mahi and tuna. More on this in a bit. However, while monofilament lines are preferred for this style of fishing, don’t overlook braid; it will excel in specific situations.
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