5 Tips for Effective Teasing
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.