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Old 02-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default King fishing trooling bait advise

Was hoping I could get a few tips on trooling for King or any other predatory fish in the Gulf outside the sand bars. Dead bait? What is the best colored bait "skirt" (don't really know the name of what I am talking about but it goes over your dead bait), big spoons etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated. don't want tosped a loof oney on stuff that us useless! Thank you
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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First you will need to wait until the water reaches 70 degrees again. Then any slow trolled live bait will do. If you use dead bait use a silver/clear duster with a dead cig or strip of bait.
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spoons, jigfish, gotcha's, anything shiny with a treble hook and a wire leader will work only dead bait i've used trolling was cigs and they did pretty well
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Also try a planer rig with a duster and dead cigar minnow or a bass plug. Half hitch can give you the details...........Troll at about 4 knots...

If yo have live bait, toss it out and just bump along....less than one knot....Watch for birds and surface action......

Earlier, you can troll for spanish macs.....gotcha plug, spoons, whatever....troll a little faster............
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Thanks a lot! A question or two (my friends I go out with normally have everything we need so I know what I am looking at but not what it is called). What is the "silver/clear duster"? Is that what I am calling the "skirt" over the dead bait? And is a planer rig like a down rigger? I get the concept of it from the name but not how its used or mounted. And thanks a lot for the trolling speed advice. Live less than one half mile from half hitch (Navarre) so I'll stop by there. redfish99999, who should I talk to there? Anyone in particular? Thanks again and anything you or anyone else wants to add would be great!
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Another suggestion, use xmas tree rigs. If you do not know what it is they usually have four or five tubes or staws with different colors. On the end you can attach a gotcha or spoon. I have had the best luck when they have gold hooks not silver. For some reason most tackle shops do not sell them, walmart does and so does west marine. You can troll for spanish and will also catch school king at the same time. Once the water hits 68-70 degrees they will be preety close to the beach, first or second sand bar, put your lines out before sunrise and fish until 9am close to shore. After that you will need to move further out, then troll stretch 25's or any kind of rattle trap or spoons. Also the xmas tree rigs are made from im guessing 80lb mono, so you will lose a few. In the past, if the fish are not biting I will tie a spoon pink or green back silver or gold to 30lb mono just the spoon itself. Again you will lose 3-4 or more or less but this may allow the fish to bite because of a lighter tackle.
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Thanks a lot! A question or two (my friends I go out with normally have everything we need so I know what I am looking at but not what it is called). What is the "silver/clear duster"? Is that what I am calling the "skirt" over the dead bait? And is a planer rig like a down rigger? I get the concept of it from the name but not how its used or mounted. And thanks a lot for the trolling speed advice. Live less than one half mile from half hitch (Navarre) so I'll stop by there. redfish99999, who should I talk to there? Anyone in particular? Thanks again and anything you or anyone else wants to add would be great!

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