The first offshore fishing we would like to define is trolling. Offshore trolling trips are fun and exciting for even the most experienced anglers. Trolling is a technique used to catch migratory fish like Mackerel, Crevalle Jacks, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Marlin. This method is used by pulling baits behind the boat at a slow or high rate of speed.
Not everyone fishes at the same time. You take turns fighting fish as they hit or strike. High speed trolling is used going offshore and returning home. These high speed trolling trips produce fast swimming fish like Mackerel and Wahoo. Slow speed trolling is used to catch Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Tuna a nd Marlin. The Marlin, Tuna and Wahoo are usually found further offshore in deep water.
The water depths are greater than 200 feet and gets better the deeper you get. Offshore trolling trips for Mackerel, Jack Crevalle can be accomplished on trips as short as 4 hours in length. Sometimes these short trips stay nearshore or end up 8 to 10 miles out. Trolling trips for Wahoo, Tuna and Marlin are typically full day or multi-day in length. That is because you have to go way offshore to deep seas to get to where the bite is.
The ride out to Wahoo and Tuna country in Cartagena is 2 to 4 hours or more in length, depending on the boat you are on. As you can see, in order to fish for certain fish, you have to spend more time getting to where they live. So, if you’re interested in a trolling trip, please tell us what you would like to do in the reservations’ section of this website. It will help us understand exactly what you are looking for in a trolling charter.