Palermo Fishing Guide
PALERMO FISHING AREA
The coastal environment includes mostly long gravel beaches that switch to shallow rocky cliffs. Many sand beaches and high cliffs are present as well.
The bathymetric lines changes depending on the coastal shape. In correspondence with a couple of promontories, the water drops to -500m going 3miles offshore. Most of the remaining coast has shallow waters in the beginning; only navigating around 7miles is possible to go deeper. Navigating 20miles from shore is possible to reach deeper bottoms, up to -2000m, everywhere on the coast.
Palermo fishing islands
FISHING USTICA, PANTELLERIA AND LAMPEDUSA FROM PALERMO
Fishing the islands off the coast of Palermo and Sicily
POINTS OF INTEREST
Palermo fishing trips offer the chances to navigate some famous places along the coast. Mondello, Isola Delle Femmine, Natural reserve of Capo Gallo, Capo Zafferano, Porticello, Santa Flavia and even Cefalù are some.
Mondello beach, for a swim and relax, is a perfect stop on the way back from a Palermo fishing trip. Deciding to go Fishing Mondello beach on purpose, surfcasting is the technique. The sandy beach allows going for smaller species, like seabreams. Good to relax seated on the beach with a couple of beers.
The city of Palermo itself worth a visit with its huge amount of sights and monuments. The Street food here is a must as well as Catania.
The points of interest on the islands reachable from Palermo are plenty and of every kind. There, you’ll always have insane scenarios during a fishing trip, giving a special taste, apart from the highest fishing chances.
FISH SPECIES IN PALERMO AND ISLANDS
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Palermo Fishing 2-day islands
This is the best fishing experience in Sicily in our opinion. This short break consists of n.2 Deep Sea Fishing sessions and n.1 night fishing session. Lodging, transportation, guiding in the productive and charming islands around Sicily, included.
Fishing Palermo – full day
A regular 1-day trip, Palermo fishing, off the north-western coast of the island. Deep-sea fishing techniques available for this trip are: Drifting for Bluefin Tuna, Deep bottom fishing, and inshore surface trolling.
Shore Fishing 3-day trip
Great shore fishing trip on the islands, packed with adventure, good food, and the best that Sicily can offer
AMBERJACK IN SICILY
A focus on the Amberjack fishing here would be useful, because of its regular presence in the Sicilian waters. With the scientific name “Seriola Dumerili”, this powerful but elegant predator, is a member of the caranx family. Generally known for their power and ability to break anglers lines!
Amberjack typically prefers late summer to winter months, to show up consistently. The further in the season, usually the bigger are the fish that is possible to target. Some months like October and November are really a must in some specific spots. Average size of fishes, range from 7 to 25kg with occasional fish of +35kg. This fish can accept generous baits, making the research also useful for Bluefin Tuna simultaneously, if they are around. Techniques to go fishing Amberjack are live bait trolling, jigging techniques both from the boat and from the rocks. Light trolling with artificial bait is also good to catch smaller amberjacks.
Often hunts in the middle of the column of water, accepting fast baits , apart from the classic always working cephalopods. Once hooked, this caranx quickly tries to scratch the leader on the rocks if possible. Never stop fighting, putting the angler in very interesting duels and making it a very coveted catch. Very easy to release back into the sea.
Amberjack is the muscled queen of the Mediterranean Sea. With colors ranging from silver to light violet and light green. A beautiful and trophy catch for many anglers around the world.