5 Tips for Ef­fec­tive Teas­ing

Saltwater Sportsman - - Tactics + Tackle -


Se­lect teasers for the in­tended species. For sail­fish, white mar­lin, tuna and dol­phin, opt for daisy chains of bite­size squid, small hook­less lures, and feath­ers. For blue mar­lin, tow a large, hook­less lure or two in tan­dem — mim­ick­ing tuna, bonito or dol­phin — off each outrig­ger.


Po­si­tion teasers close to the boat, in clean wa­ter and clear view, where you can see be­neath them. Bill­fish and large dol­phin of­ten stalk a teaser from be­low and sev­eral feet be­hind.


Al­ways ad­just your trolling speed for max­i­mum teaser ac­tion.


The mo­ment a fish rises to a teaser, wind it up and im­me­di­ately fill that void with a pitch bait or one of the flat line baits.


If a fish fades away with­out strik­ing a pitch or flat line bait, de­ploy the teaser and re­main alert, par­tic­u­larly for a strike on one of the baits far­ther back in the spread.

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