fishing in okinawa japan off the central western coast. a saw people all around me catching fish yesterday, but my cheap (BX special) setup prolly wasn't cutting it. gonna get some better equipment and try again.
when i reeled in my trolling line it had 2 lbs of seaweed on it so i'm sure this didn't help my chances any
yes sailing and collecting weed on my trolling line has been one of my special skill too. Over here in West Australia we get some prety windy conditions and rough seas so I spend a fair bit of time just sailing around in the TI.
I have also done a fair bit to set up fishing gear on my TI. viewtopic.php?f=69&t=40535
Probably the best success and easiest trolling rig has been 100lb handline (wearing gloves) with a big squid shaped trolling lure which does not pick up too much weed like Rapala type hard-body lures do.