Reef and Wreck Fishing Videos
Vertical Speed Jigging Basics | Chad Raney
Vertical jigging is one of the most effective fishing techniques you can use when fishing deeper water structure. Wrecks, reefs and oil platforms hold all sorts of desirable gamefish. From amberjack, grouper, snapper, tuna, dolphin and billfish, you never know what will take your jig. Both high speed jigging and slow-pitch jigging are lethal. High speed jigging mimics a fleeing baitfish, one that got lost from the school or is running to cover. This In The Spread fishing video features Captain Chad Raney, as he goes over the basics of speed jigging. He will cover the rods, reels, rigs and jigs that he uses to haul in some down right sizeable fish. Chad uses a simple approach to all of his fishing and has huge success doing it. The smooth demeanor he brings to sharing his fishing knowledge makes learning very easy. He tries very hard to not complicate things and this will pay dividends for you, as you traverse the road to gaining more fishing knowledge. Level up your skill set with this vertical speed jigging fishing video. We can all learn more and having an fisherman like Chad Raney sharing his experience is a benefit.
Total time: 20:08Views: 194
Giant Trevally Fishing Rowley Shoals
When the reef donkey that is the giant trevally rolls up on your popper or stick bait, you better be prepared to do some serious angling. They are no joke. Big spinning tackle with man sized portions of drag is a must. If you want to know more about GT fishing the reefs off of western Australia or are keenly interested in learning how a couple of outstanding giant trevally fishermen achieve so much success, this In The Spread fishing video has all the info you need to catch more GT's. Learn how to catch giant trevally on reef edges now. Ross Newton and Chris Rushford, of Reel Teaser Fishing Adventures fame, will show you how they target these reef bully's in this fishing video. The reef they fish here is on the outer edge of the Rowley Shoals atolls. The waters surrounding the atolls are pristine giant trevally fishing grounds. This experience is unlike any fishing I have experienced. Sitting on top of a double overhead swell casting big poppers and stick baits as far as you can muster into the white wash of the waves is insane in such a beautiful way. There are big fish patrolling the edge. See how these guys catch them. Water safety is paramount with these guys. There is no margin for error. They preach it and are not afraid to show you how they operate out on the reef edge. You will learn what they are looking for when they pitch their presentations out. Always, always be ready. See how they work their presentations and the skill required to muscles the big ass GT's to the boat. Chris Rushford is dialed in on giant trevally fishing. He makes such an excellent instructor with the ease of his explanations. Chris really understands what the GT's are doing on the edge and how to best target them. You can learn so much from listening to his GT fishing tips. He will also break down all the tackle, the types of GT fishing lures he prefers and how he rigs them up for battle with these reef donkey's.
Total time: 51:17Views: 490
Sailfin Snapper Fishing
Reef fishing holds so many opportunities to target a range of gamefish, from ultra light tackle species to absolute donkeys that will damn near rip your arms off. One of the more unusual fish we discovered on our journey to Rowley Shoals is the sailfin snapper. This little fish is an ultra light weight beast. It is their massive tail section and squatty shape that gives this gamefish so much power. They pull hard, are tons of fun and make for great eats. Sailfin snapper fishing does require a bit of first hand knowledge, as they are hard to locate with their perfect coloration for the environment. Aqua blue, whitish silver and gold blend with the sand and water to make them ghostlike. You really have to know where to look for sailfin snapper and then spot them. Ross Newton and Chris Rushford are highly skilled at the light tackle fishing needed on the reef to catch these little donkeys. If you are not familiar with sailfin snapper or blue-lined sea bream, you really should get out and have a go with this impressive fish. They are native to the Indo/Pacific waters, roaming the sandy areas around coral reefs. This beautiful gem of a fish has to be one of the coolest fish that we have ever filmed. Pound for pound the sporting quality of this fish ranks among the best. The guys on Reel Teaser Fishing Adventures spend a load of time reef fishing. They are targeting pelagic fish, reef fish and backcountry fish constantly. Their keen insight and skill derive from fishing, testing, failing, succeeding and rethinking what they are doing to fine tune the fishing program they run to be at the top of the game. All of this translates into outstanding reef fishing knowledge. Fishing with these guys at Reef Donkey Village, which is the name I coined for the atolls that comprise Rowley Shoals, is a never ending learning experience. That knowledge is what we are sharing with you in this In The Spread fishing video. You are going to see how to catch sailfin snapper on ultra light weight tackle. Learn about the sturdy rods and reels they use. See how to rig jigs with tiny soft plastics. Because this little fish pulls like a flipping bull dozer, you need extra strong jig hooks that are well oversized for the soft plastics. They will explain why this combination works. When you gear yourself with the proper light weight rod and reel, this fish is not easy to catch. We will show you all the tackle and angling techniques the Reel Teaser guys utilize to get on with sailfin snapper fishing. They will show you a range of soft plastics that work, how they feed the small soft plastics on the oversized jig heads, the knots used, the line and the leaders required to put the breaks on this mighty fish. You will be surprised with the leaders they run. You will need every bit of extra strength from your line and leader to stop the fish from getting into the reef. Sailfin snapper fishing is not complicated. Having the right knowledge and tackle gives you the edge to come out ahead. Ross and Chris are two of the best fishermen in Western Australia. Learning from guys like this will put you on a course for fishing success.
Total time: 24:59Views: 158
Soft Plastic Jigging Techniques For Reef Fishing
Certain soft plastics rigged on the right jig head can create an irresistible presentation for big predatory reef fish. By mimicking a wounded bait fish that swims up from the bottom before sinking back down, bigger fish cannot help but slam your lure. Knowing the right lures and sound jigging techniques go a long way to helping you catch more fish. Learning from fishermen that excel at reef fishing in different parts of the world is a great way to improve your own fishing. Even though the guys we filmed this fishing video with may not fish the same waters you do, they still have a lot of knowledge to offer you. Reefs provide some of the best fishing in every ocean. Leave yourself open to learn from other great anglers that do this type of fishing at the highest level. Chris Rushford, of Reel Teaser Fishing Adventures, shared with In The Spread his jig fishing techniques, the tackle he uses and the soft plastic lures that put a wide variety of reef fish in the boat. Having the right jig fishing technique is key to getting bitten. You need to have your lure at the right depth and work it there. If you aren't in the zone, you are not catching fish. Chris will show you how he drops for a natural action and then maintains contact with his lure while working it. Big predatory reef fish cannot resist soft plastics presented this way. See how to do it. Chris will present a range of soft plastics that he likes, the jig heads that are ideal to get down to the bottom and how to rig jigs for optimal swimming action. If you do not rig the right way, your jig will spin and never get hit. Learn how he does it. Jigging with soft plastics on the reef is a great way to get slammed by any number of big fish. You need to use to right kind of jig heads, jigging rod, spinning reel, line, leader and knots to handle these fish. It is all in this fishing video.
Total time: 26:10Views: 1034
Reef Fishing Coral Trout
Reef fishing the Indo/Pacific realm is serious business. The fish are all agro and built with big strong tail fins that deliver max drag pullin power across almost all ranges of tackle. One of the more widely distribute species is the coral trout. These fish can reach 25 kg or 50 plus pounds. That is a solid fish to have slam your lure. In The Spread traveled to Western Australia to fish the Rowley Shoals with our friends who run Reel Teaser Fishing Adventures. Rowley Shoals is a chain of atolls that sit atop the continental shelf 150 miles off the coast, in the Indian Ocean. These atolls are giant coral towers that rise from depths over 1000 feet to the surface. The fishing variety there is impressive. What we did was venture inside or on top of the atoll at high tide to fish coral bommies or coral heads that hold a bounty of aggressive coral trout. Chris Rushford and Ross Newton open their playbook to show you how to fish for coral trout their way. They will discuss and demonstrate a variety of fishing techniques, lures and boat operation. You will learn about water movement and how the tides determine when and where you can go. Movement is the key. When the water is moving, you can drift along hitting a number of bommies. When the tide is slack, you may have to use your motor to cover ground. You will hear why this is important. When it comes to lure choice, Chris will show you how to swim poppers and stick baits. You will learn about how varying your cadence and method of retrieval can make a huge difference in triggering bites. The options for lure size and color are myriad. These guys have is down to a few selects. See what they like and why. You will also get the full run down on the fishing rods and fishing reels these anglers use. If you go light, you may get spooled, so having the right tackle is a must. Chris will walk you through what they use, the type of line and knots he prefers and how he rigs for this type of reef fishing. One of the coolest parts of working with Chris and Ross is how much reef fishing experience they bring to the table. It is not just that they do a lot of fishing, it is their ability to explain everything is such detail. These are the type of guys that make learning easy. Enjoy this In The Spread reef fishing for coral trout video and remember, you do not have to be in this part of the world to use the techniques being shared. You can always apply certain kernels of knowledge shared in this video to your own program on the other side of the planet. Watching and listening to great fisherman can help expand your own thinking and help you catch more fish. Go with knowledge and fish smarter.
Total time: 35:38Views: 162
Big Boat Reef Fishing For Giant Trevally
With this In The Spread fishing video you will see techniques for casting lures to a reef edge from a big boat. Boat positioning is critical. You need to get close to put your lures in the zone, but not so close that you get in trouble with the reef. It is critical that you get your lures into the surf. See how. Learn how to dissect a reef system to pinpoint the best areas to focus your casting efforts on. Just know that casting a long way accurately is to goal. You have to enter the lion den. Chris Rushford, from Reel Teaser Fishing Adventures in Western Australia, is going to break down the fundamentals of fishing from a bigger boat. The principles he shares also apply to a smaller boat. Smaller boats just give you more access. He will show you his casting technique and where you want to land your lures to hook up with GT's or giant trevally. Once you are in there, how you work you retrieve plays a big part in triggering bites. GT's are reef bully's. They patrol the reef edge pushing bait up against the edge and smashing it with intensity. This species are bruisers. You tackle better be up to the task, as you apply man sized portions of drag. Chris Rushford is sharing all his tackle, the line, connections and lures. See what you likes to cast and how he tunes it up to handle the beating.
Total time: 44:21Views: 247
Florida Nearshore Reef Fishing
Capt. Patrick Smith has quietly established himself as one the very best nearshore, inshore and backcountry fishing guides in South Florida. He specializes in reef fishing, blackfin tuna, kingfish, snook, bowfin, largemouth bass, peacock bass and gator hunting. He is recognized as one of the fishiest dudes in the area. In this In The Spread fishing video, Patrick breaks down how he approaches nearshore reef fishing. With the third largest reef system running 350 miles along the coast, Florida fishing in the 20-300 foot range is defined by the reef. This can be your go to area for a wide variety of gamefish. Snapper, grouper, jacks, bonito, mackerel, dolphin, amberjack, African pompano, wahoo, sailfish and more are caught on the reefs and wrecks that sit just off the beach. From the bottom end of the Keys to Jupiter, the reef sits very near shore, comprising some of the best action you will find. For Patrick, this is simple fishing and it can be for you, as well. This is basic reef fishing. Nothing complicated is involved. He will walk you thru catching bait that will be used for both live chumming and hooked baits. You will learn where he likes to setup and how to establish a good drift in the current of the Gulf Stream. What position does your boat need to be in for best results? This is not anchor fishing, so understanding the current is crucial. Learn how to use your bottom machine to determine whether you should setup on a spot. If you are drifting across unproductive grounds, you will not get tight. It is also important to know how long to fish a given area and when to move. If you are not catching fish, you may only need to move a very short distance to find more action. Knowing a little bit about this style of fishing will pay off. While there is always a chance of hooking into a donkey, most of the species you will encounter do not require heavy tackle. But, you do need to have the right rod and reel spooled with the right line. Since there a big sharks in the water, you need to be able to put the heat on and get your fish to the boat. Patrick will explain his outfits for Florida fishing nearshore reefs and how he keeps things very simple. Everything he will share is very attainable. See the jigs and poppers he uses in conjunction with live chum. Jigging gets the action going and the chum draws in other desirable species like mackerel and dolphin. You do not need to spend a lot of money on your lures, as several of them will be lost in the process. There is no reason to go out and not catch fish. You may have to adapt your program a little bit, but if you follow the fishing techniques Patrick is sharing, you will catch more fish. Florida fishing on nearshore reefs has never been made easier. Add these fishing techniques and tackle knowledge to your arsenal and go with confidence. The more you know, the more fishing success you will have.
Total time: 52:19Views: 1065
Saltwater Fishing Shallow Reefs
Reef fishing can be both super productive and frustrating. Depending on where you are, you can catch grouper, snapper, bonito, sharks, wahoo, dolphin, amberjacks and on and on. You get the idea. Depth and time of year have a lot to do with what holds on the reef and whether you are meat fishing, fun fishing or have the kids on the boat. It is all there. Capt. William Toney is going to share some valuable fishing tips for how to fish shallow water reefs along the Gulf coast of Floria. William is lifelong fourth generation hunting and fishing guide with a real fishy af quality about himself. The guy just knows how to catch fish. His reef fishing techniques in this fishing video related to boating, anchoring, baiting, angling, catching, how to find good fishing reefs in your area will pay, if you take what he is sharing and add it to your existing base of knowledge. It is always smart to listen to damn good fisherman when they are sharing seasoned experience fishing a specific type of structure. The more you know, the more you catch. Learn from the best and catch the biggest fish.
Total time: 37:44Views: 1566