Sea Fishing: Equipment, Baits and Tips

Sea Fishing: Equipment, Baits and Tips

Sea bass fishing is one of the most practiced in the Mediterranean, we can undermine this sparide in many fishing techniques. In this article we will talk about surfcasting sea bream and PAF (bottom fishing). We will see what are the best bait for bream, the best equipment and conditions for bream fishing. This fish can reach several kilograms of weight, however it is not easy to trap large specimens.

The search for this fish, in fishing from the beach or cliff, can reserve great surprises, devoting a bit of attention to the study of the spot, we will certainly achieve satisfactory results. Sea bass fishing can be practiced in a variety of ways we will limit ourselves to describing fishing from the beach or from natural cliffs.

Sea bass: techniques, best moments, baits and habits


The sea bream (sparus aurata) is a fish that belongs to the family of sparidae and lives in the under coast, we can find it at a maximum depth of about 30 m. On sandy bottoms it feeds on the bottom, looking for small crabs, worms, razor clams and tellines. In the rocky or mixed depths with posidonia it finds more or less the same foods but will also add murici and small cephalopods. The dawn and the sunset are always special moments, but for big sea bream, we will have to dedicate ourselves to this fishing in the central hours of the day between spring and autumn.

In the winter, catches with flat sea will decrease considerably and we will have more opportunities to catch when surfing, when the wave carries a good quantity of food in suspension, like marine worms and small crustaceans, for example. With the rough sea they will enter the pasture more easily. These conditions will be excellent for its capture, in the first part of the fall / winter season when the waters in the lower coast have a warmer temperature. The sea bream will carry out its pastures both on board the shallows and in mixed seabeds, and in sand expanses. However, having mixed with posidonia, ribs and headlands nearby we can record a greater number of catches.

Bait for bream


Crab: when we want to select, close the range and focus only on sea bream, we have few choices, indeed probably only one choice, the crab … In PAF is the undisputed king of bait for bream, absolutely no bait is better for search for the sea bream. It triggers in many ways, the most used is obviously the live crab deprived of the last two legs by inserting the hook in place of them, first in one then in the other so as to make sure it does not come out easily.


Bibi: is certainly more effective with the rough sea, we can use both the selected one, the classic in the boxes that we all know, and the one called “bibi da coffa” of more generous dimensions can be triggered in pieces or whole. The big bream goes crazy for the primes with the whole worm. We always take care not to lose the liquid inside. The bibi is one of the most common bream baits.

Worm of rimini: very used by the cliffs in mixed waters always excellent results. It ‘a worm that can easily reach two, three meters in length and 3 cm in diameter, is very captivating both for the size and for the reflections of light emitted from the walls of the body. To make the trigger effective it is better to start it in pieces starting from 3/5 cm. It is kept alive in sea water, at a temperature ranging from 8 to 12 degrees, it can be frozen without losing its qualities. Even the worm rimini occupies an important place in baits for bream, in fact they go crazy!

Americana: among the best sea bream, considered very valid in any sea condition, both from the beach and from the cliff. If large we can use it safely even surfcasting, better expired than in other phases, but it all depends on the size of the worm.

Cordella: less used (depends on the zones) is a very long and robust worm, suitable to withstand turbulence. We can find it on the market in boxes of two worms at least 30/40 cm long, we will be able to make some pretty good primers.

Arenicola: queen of the beach ledgering, will surely be preferred with the calm sea, for the sea bream a generous trigger is necessary even if, due to its palatability, we risk attracting the minutail on the trigger by finding the clean hook. The arenicola is a very delicate worm, if we decide to trigger it in pieces, we will have to do it by cutting it from the tail.

It must necessarily be kept in the fridge during the summer. In the fridge but not too cold, the beach can not stand strong overhangs, the natural temperature at which it lives is between 16 ° and 20 °. During the summer months it can be kept for a maximum of three days, otherwise in winter we can keep it for a few weeks, changing the water (from the sea) once every seven days or so.

Korean: The Korean is a lively-moving worm. The greater results we will obtain, by slightly loosening the worm with floaters of all kinds, this to allow the vibrations emitted by the worm to propagate more effectively. It can be stored in the refrigerator and can last up to two weeks.

Other bait for bream

Molluscs: mussels, mural, razor clams

Mussel: it is one of the staples of sea bream in port areas, both inside and near the ports can trigger whole and shelled, often shelled and salted to make it more resistant to launch. It is successfully used in rocky bottoms or inside the harbors where it is naturally present along the quays. Among molluscs, mussel with razor clam is one of the best sea bream, available at no charge at the point of fishing.

The razor clams live in sandy expanses, under the sand, we can recognize their “hole” through the holes that we will find on the bottom. The big bream can extract the razor-shell from its hole and feed it by breaking its shell. The razor clam is triggered both whole and without the shell by means of a priming needle, with the help of the elastic thread we will make the whole thing a little more solid. However if triggered alive shelled we can avoid the use of the elastic thread in case of not too energetic launches.

The bream with your function function in same (same with flat, the panels) that can be may be the shell of the shell of the physical shell, a natural token (with shell) may have to be better than for size bream size. For the end of this section on the add for the personal trap, we will provide a your recommended of a recommended of the search and activated a made by it be used by the good but the best of the seacards …

Sea cucumber: the sea cucumber is an equally valid bait in the sea bream, it can be found in the coastal waters, but it is difficult to keep it preserved in good condition, especially in summer. For the trigger opens and you use the pulp inside, you can use any type of primer if a specimen is large you can make a “sausage” primer. It has happened to find small whole oysters in the belly of medium sea bream.

Equipment for fishing for sea bream: rods, reels and beams

The sea bream is a very wary fish, especially in deep fishing we will find the right compromise with the diameter of the terminal and the bait. So we will have to present a balanced trigger, obviously the bait will vary according to the spot. One of the most important roles will surely play the hook, its weight, its diameter and its shape. Here too we will look for a good compromise, a “fine thread” hook that does not open or break easily.

Generally, the shape of the hook dedicated to the bream is of the beack type, if we have to bait lures like crabs, for bibi and other worms it is better a form aberdeen type or however with a stem a little longer than the beack. We will find several brands on the market below we list some hooks suitable for sea bream.

Reels and reeds for sea bream: characteristics

Canne: the fishing rods used in sea bream fishing, are tools with which we will go to seek the distance more often. Rods with launching power of at least 100gr effective, reaching 150 / 200gr for extreme distances or in rough seas. The right length will be based on our preferences and the spot, in principle will be reeds from 4m to 4.50. They must be reeds that are substantially sturdy and of low weight to counteract the powerful leaks without getting tired. The three pieces and the telescopes are easy to transport, we can find thousands of them, divided into two pieces have a larger footprint, but if you use rotating reels they are a must.

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