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Old 06-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Just wanted to know your favorite wahoo lures & if you use trolling weights? Also, do you use a Bimini Twist for a double line?

I fish out of PC & Destin, I have only caught a few on Black Bart's Rum Cay Candy. I am running a 30w & 50 Shimanos both w/ 50lb mono.

I am new to the site, but the info here looks great.
Thanks for your advice!
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Not sure I am new to trolling but doing an 18hr trip sat night. We are going to try a #3 planer a #5 planer. We will use an assortment of lures and bait. I will post and let you know Sun night.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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Not sure exactly what you are asking but any dark colored will work and yes a planer or weight helps
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Dark colors, purple/black or orange/black work well. Yozuri Bonitas work well, as do Hawaiian Eye/ballyhoo combos.
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trolling weights are primarily used when high speed trolling for wahoo (excess of 12 knots). It is virtually impossible to high speed troll in an outboard boat due to the boat wanting to plane at such speeds. In a larger inboard boat you can troll at those speeds and then the weights are critical. In an outboard boat at slower speeds they are not near as important Lipped plugs like the Mann 30s are good wahoo baits at slower speeds.

I tie both the Bimini and the australian plait for my double lines. I prefer the plait as it allows me to tie a long double w/o help and w/o having to have the entire length of knot under tension when tying. You could tie a 300' double line all by yourself in a closet using the plait.

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I prefer the plait as it allows me to tie a long double w/o help and w/o having to have the entire length of knot under tension when tying. You could tie a 300' double line all by yourself in a closet using the plait.
This is the reason I tie a spider hitch as opposed to the Bimini.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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Don't get to spun up about the high speed thing either it works sometimes but I have found a 32 oz trolling weight with a islander (anything with black I
It) pulled at 7 knots on the second wake to be deadly more times than I can count wahoo aren't particuarly boat shy same set up with a yozri wobbler works as well without the weight or you can use a #3 planner it all works
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second the spider hitch unless tourney rigging... as for the HOO's... i have caught way more trolling for marlin on the short corners on accident than i have ever caught high speeding for them.... but i did catch my largest 70# plus on a high speed doing 19 knots.... Blue and white islander flash with the extra rubber skirt and stiff cable rig...
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16.oz.or bigger trolling weight and wahoo wacker(red/black or purple/black) has worked well for me.
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Not sure if you can get ahold of any but the No-Alibi orange head with black & red feathers.....preferably with a good rigged ballyhoo right behind it. I've won good money in a bunch of tournaments with that set up for wahoo.
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