How Do You Use Long Line Fishing?

Long line fishing is an effective and efficient method of catching fish. It involves using a long, single fishing line with a series of hooks set along its length, which are baited with baitfish or other attractants.

The long line is set out in the water and left for a period of time, usually overnight, and then retrieved. This type of fishing is used for both commercial and recreational purposes, as it has proven to be an effective way to catch large quantities of fish in a short period of time.

In order to use long line fishing techniques effectively, there are several important steps to follow. First, the angler must choose the type of bait that will best attract the desired species of fish.

Common choices include live baitfish or artificial lures such as plugs or jigs. Once the bait has been chosen, the angler needs to decide on the length and weight of the line they will use for their long line set-up. This step is important as it will determine how far out from shore they can set their gear and how deep they can reach into the water column.

Once these decisions have been made, it’s time to rig up the long line properly. This involves threading each hook onto its own separate section of line and attaching them at intervals along the main body of the line.

If using artificial lures such as plugs or jigs, they need to be attached securely at this point as well. After this has been completed it’s important to place weights along each section of line in order to keep it from floating away from its original position when deployed in the water.

When all these steps have been completed, you are ready to deploy your long line in its designated area. Depending on where you are fishing and what species you are Targeting, there may be different regulations governing how far away from shore you can deploy your gear and for how long you can leave it in place before retrieving it again. On many occasions when fishing with a longer length of line you may need assistance from another person or vessel such as another boat or jet ski to help pull up your lines once they have been deployed.


Long Line Fishing is an effective technique used by both recreational and commercial anglers alike due its ability to catch large numbers of fish quickly without having to move around too much on land or sea. In order for this method to work successfully though it requires careful preparation beforehand such as selecting appropriate bait types for Target species, rigging up lines correctly with weights attached where necessary, as well as following any local regulations regarding deployment distances from shorelines etc., before eventually retrieving your lines after a designated period of time has lapsed.

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Daniel Bennet