Any experienced fisherman will tell you that choosing a good location is about important as it gets when you’re fishing for a certain type of fish. You can’t catch anything that isn’t there regardless of how skilful you are. There is no point trying to fish for sea bass upstream for example, right?.
So how do you find the best pollock fishing locations? There are a few ways you can determine the best locations and methods for different fish to increase your chance of success. So before setting out you should do your research across the following points:
- Do some research for recommended pollock fishing locations.
- Research the species and understand its living habits and what it feeds on.
- Research what type/depth of water the fish are in at different times of the day and year.
- Find out what bait is most effective.
Do Some Research for Recommended Pollock Fishing Locations
Fishing communities are massive both worldwide and domestically almost regardless where you live. Pollock in particular are only found near certain countries so do your research online or within a fishing community and find out if you will find any near you. This is by far the easiest way to get a clear answer if, and where pollock can be found. But be aware that this will not necessarily lead you to the nearest pollock fishing locations to you.
When you find an area to go and fish for pollock, as a rule of thumb with any fishing trip make sure to do your due diligence. Find out if you need a fishing licence and if there are any restrictions or laws you need to be aware of.
Research the Species and Understand Its Living Habits and What It Feeds On
Pollock are predatory fish, they hunt effectively by waiting in-between rocky areas or reefs then quickly moving on prey when it appears. Areas with deep or dense weeds will always be popular with predatory fish, if you know any locations like this it is certainly worth taking a look there for pollock. Who knows what else you might find too!
Research What Type/Depth of Water the Fish Are in at Different Times of the Day and Year
It’s a well-known fact that pollock tend to swim nearer to the surface around dusk. If this time of day suits you then it might be a good idea to pick up the fly fishing rod and try this method. Winter is a good season for pollock fishing, they breed in the winter and an influx of new fish can be found in schools around low depth rocky water. Decent catches of 4-6lbs can be made in abundance in the right area.
Ok, so you found one of the best pollock fishing locations, now you need the bait to lure them in. There are a wide range of baits for different fish but I can tell you that mackerel, sandeel and ragworm are almost irresistible to pollock. If you need more specific instructions on how to catch pollock with a variety of different methods be sure to read this post.
It’s not terribly hard to catch pollock, and with the right pollock fishing locations and some good bait you don’t need to be a seasoned fisherman to come away with a good catch. It’s an enjoyable catch too with pollock always certain to put up a good fight and give you a struggle to make the catch worthwhile.