Serioles belong to the extensive genus of scads, which, in turn, belong to the perch-like order. Scad fish are represented by a large number of species (at least 200). Among them, one can note both medium-sized horse mackerels and two-meter serioles. Seriolas are a large group of fish of various colors and sizes. In appearance, the fish have similar characteristics: a torpedo-shaped body, laterally compressed and covered with small scales. The first short dorsal fin has several spines and a common membrane. The head is conical and slightly pointed. Serioles are fast growing active predators. They migrate following schools of small fish, but prefer warm waters. Even in the case of summer migrations following flocks of mackerel or sardines to northern waters, after a seasonal cold snap they return to warm seas. Serioles are pelargic predators, preferring collective hunting in the zone of the continental shelf or coastal slope. Keeps in small groups. Some serioles have another name – amberjack, which is used by locals and is also popular among sea fishing enthusiasts. Several types of serioles are found in the Russian seas of the Far East, including the yellowtail-lacedra. In general, sea fishermen are of particular interest to serioles – large amberjack and yellowtails, which are distinguished by an elongated body and a brighter color.
Seriol fishing methods
The most popular way of fishing for seriol is sea trolling. The fish behaves very actively, often breaks down and makes complex maneuvers, which gives great pleasure to anglers. Seriols are aggressive predators, they sharply attack the bait, and therefore such fishing is characterized by a large number of emotions and stubborn resistance of the fish. Amberjacks and yellowtails are often caught on sea spinning. With this method, it is worth preparing for long fights and fights, in which it is difficult to predict the result.
Catching seriola trolling
Serioles, due to their size and temperament, are considered worthy adversaries. To catch them, you will need the most serious fishing tackle. The most suitable method for finding fish is trolling. Sea trolling is a method of fishing with the help of a moving motor vehicle, such as a boat or boat. For fishing in the ocean and sea open spaces, specialized vessels equipped with numerous devices are used. The main ones are rod holders, in addition, boats are equipped with chairs for playing fish, a table for making baits, powerful echo sounders and more. Specialized rods are also used, made of fiberglass and other polymers with special fittings. Coils are used multiplier, maximum capacity. The device of trolling reels is subject to the main idea of such gear – strength. A monofilament with a thickness of up to 4 mm or more is measured in kilometers during such fishing. There are quite a lot of auxiliary devices that are used depending on the fishing conditions: for deepening the equipment, for placing baits in the fishing area, for attaching bait, and so on, including numerous items of equipment. Trolling, especially when hunting for sea giants, is a group type of fishing. As a rule, several rods are used. In the case of a bite, the coherence of the team is important for the result. Before the trip, it is advisable to find out the rules of fishing in the region. In most cases, fishing is carried out by professional guides who are fully responsible for the event. It is worth noting that the search for a trophy at sea or in the ocean can be associated with many hours of waiting for a bite, sometimes to no avail.
Catching seriol on spinning
For catching amberjack and yellowtail, many anglers use spinning tackle. For tackle in spinning fishing for sea fish, as in the case of trolling, the main requirement is reliability. Fishing, also, most often, occurs from boats of various classes. Spinning fishing from a vessel may differ in the principles of bait supply. This can be the usual casting and reeling in horizontal planes or vertical fishing on jigging lures, such as a jig. Rod tests must match the intended bait. When fishing with a cast, lighter spinning rods are used. Reels, too, must be with an impressive supply of fishing line or cord. In addition to a trouble-free braking system, the coil must be protected from salt water. In many types of sea fishing equipment, very fast wiring is required, which means a high gear ratio of the winding mechanism. According to the principle of operation, the coils can be both multiplier and inertial-free. Accordingly, the rods are selected depending on the reel system. When fishing with spinning marine fish, fishing technique is very important. To select the correct wiring, it is necessary to consult experienced anglers or guides.
For catching seriol, traditional sea baits are used, corresponding to the type of fishing. For sea jig, these are various jigs, their weight can vary up to 250-300 g, in addition, it can be silicone baits and so on. Trolling is most often caught on various spinners, wobblers and silicone imitations. Natural baits are also used for this, and experienced guides make baits using special rigs.
Places of fishing and habitat
Serioles are inhabitants of warm seas. The habitat of these fish is located in the basin of the tropical and subtropical zones of the Indian, Atlantic, Pacific oceans. In Russian waters, seriole can be caught off the coast of the Far East, in Primorye and the southern part of Sakhalin. But the best yellowtail fishing is in the Japanese Islands and off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Serioles live in the Mediterranean and Red Seas. In general, these fish include about 10 species of fish, and all of them are more or less interesting for fishermen.
Serioles are pelargic fish with fast growth. Spawning takes place in the summer, spawning is portioned, the cycle is extended. Caviar and larvae are pelargic. At first, juveniles feed on zooplankton, but quickly begin to hunt small fish.