Bolentine: simple and fun fishing from the boat


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Back to talking about fishing from the boat: the inshore bolentino is a relatively simple and inexpensive technique, up to certain levels. With a little luck it can give us pleasant and tasty surprises.

Deep-sea fishing from the boat

One fishing technique that we can practice with good success is bolentino, the so-called bottom fishing from the boat. We can practice it if we are anchored in a fairly deep bay and regardless of the type of bottom, sand or rocks, we have a chance to catch some interesting prey in both daytime and nighttime. Simply lower our limbo-equipped fishing system to the bottom, retrieve about a meter of line and wait for the fish to eat signaled by the “touches” on our rod. To intrigue the fish we will have to lift the line off the bottom and let it rest repeatedly.

A gurnard caught boating from the boat

Fishing rod and reel for bolentino

We can choose for a bolentino that does not involve depths greater than 30-35 meters a sturdy spinning rod with power greater than 50g, which is also perfectly adaptable for inshore bottom fishing. The fixed-reel reel can be the same one we use in spinning, possibly loaded with a braided line: in case of depths beyond 25 meters, perhaps with current, it will be easier to feel the touches than with much more elastic nylon lines.

The minimum equipment requires the use of leads of varying weights, for a depth around 25-30 meters, if there is no strong current, 50-gram leads are fine. The final beam will be about 1.5 meters long, multi-stranded with a joint equipped with a micro swivel, the 0.25 fluorocarbon strands, and hooks of varying sizes depending on the bait and prey to be caught. The minimum equipment cost is around 100 euros.

The baits for fishing from the boat in offshore fishing.

In bolentino, natural baits are used: worms such asAmerican, muriddu or corean, or alternatively sardine, cuttlefish or squid and the infallible shrimp. With a few euros of expense we can get bait for our fishing trip.

The prey of deep-sea fishing

Possible catches of bolentino vary according to depth and type of bottom. In the case of coastal bolentine

Prey on mixed, sandy-stone bottom

  • straws
  • bream, bream,
  • tanute

Prey on purely rocky bottom

  • various rockfish
  • bream
  • redfish

Prey on sand

  • soles
  • rhombuses
  • hens
  • tracine
  • combs


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