What size of line should I pick up for deep sea fishing?

I really want to catch some mahi! What size line should I pick up? Any tips are appreciated.


  • As with any fishing, line size or test weight depends on the species you plan to target. If you are going after an aggressive fighter of a fish that can get up to 30 lbs, run a 45 lb test line. If the fish isnt as aggressive and 30 lbs, a 20-30 lb test line will work great. I have to say though. I learned at a very young age to actually go down 10 lbs from what you are thinking. I used to always use bigger line than I needed with the hopes of bringing in a monster. But I found that i'm actually deterring more fish this way and lessining my chances of landing that monster.

  • @LifeIsGood Fish near an offshore structure or a weed line. Cast lures or troll with a couple rods out. 5000 series reel, 50lb fluorocarbon line. 3-4' leader with a bucktail jig. Tip your lure or jig with a chunk of ballyhoo. Good luck and go get you a dolphin!

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