Q: For best re­sults for bass when fish­ing from a small boat, should I troll at low speed or drift and cast a lure us­ing a slow re­trieve?

Sea Angler (UK) - - SEA SCHOOL -

JOE HOWARD, ST LEONARD’S ON SEA, EAST SUS­SEX

DL says: Both. A small in­shore boat is per­fect for tar­get­ing in­shore bass and, depend­ing on the area you are fish­ing, both cast­ing and trolling a range of dif­fer­ent types of lure will catch fish.

Top-water lures ar ede adly in very shal­low water, but try some div­ing ones in slightly deeper water.

Trolling live or ar­ti­fi­cial sandeels rigged a few me­tres in front of a bar­rel lead is a ba­sic tech­nique that can be deadly for bass.

Sim­ple trolling tech­nique

Fit a bar­rel lead weight on the main­line, fol­lowed by a bead and a swivel to con­nect the hook­length. Bass beater Live or ar­ti­fi­cial sandeel is when deadly trolled.

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