Donald with a pair of Giant Golden
The rigs are
also unique. We use what we call a lay down rig and a strip rig. The
bottom that we look for is muddy, I believe they dig burrows in the mud
or around isolated hard bottom surrounded by a muddy clay bottom. Finding
the right soft bottom is key. If you find mud in the right depth
you will find Golden Tiles. The best bait is and cut bait that is
fresh. Fresh is most important, it is dark in their world and
scent is most important.
aggressive hunters, with good size teeth and big eyes. They like
movement and a fair size bait. North current is the most important
element to tile fishing. With out current, you wont find them
feeding. They are hard fighters and are a blast to catch even on
the electric reels.
If you have
been around, and have done lots of fishing, you should try Golden Tile
fishing at least once. Most of my customers get addicted.
Other fish you may catch while tilefish fishing are Grouper, Swordfish,
thresher shark, "Cuban" Night Shark, & Hake.