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Old 05-20-2011, 03:30 AM   #1
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Okay, so this may seem dumb but here goes:

I've never targeted triggers before and would like to know what the basics are for bait (I assume squid), preferred rigs, and hook sizes.

In the past, I have caught them as a pleasant by-catch but never really targeted them. This last year has found me on deployment and I am finally coming home in 5 days to an underused boat and an empty freezer; not to mention gas was a little cheaper when I left!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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Go talk to jud at outcast or HotSpots in Gulfbreeze and talk to Chris or Matt. THey will get you hooked up.

Usually you want to use a two drop rig, Hook size small, weight what ever will keep you on the bottom or close to it. You want to get some flurocarbon and make the two drop leaders out of it. Triggers can see anything.
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80lb mono double hook rig with heavy shank 1/0-2/0 hooks and small pieces of squid.
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Thanks for the link Mullethead... will give it a shot next week when I get back to Eglin AFB
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50lb mono will work fine, 2/0 wire circle hook will do just fine. No need for 80lb. Try fishing on bottom then try higher up in the water.
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I like a smaller hook like a 1. I had a light wire straighten out so I use the regular ones.
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Triggers won't straighten out a wire hook unless you horse him. A wire hook will out fish a regular one 5 to 1 in under 160ft of water
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:43 PM   #9
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last 2 tripps made 2 hood rig #1 hook 8 oz sinke, if water swift kast fer triod 6



















































































































2 hook homemade double rigs #1 hooks, 8 oz sinker dime to quarter piece of squid using tiger stick medium, 20 to 50 lb line. 2 nibbles, then reel 3 taps they got bait, tried a medium/heavy rod couldnt frll taps. still got a 20 lb snapper on pogie hooks. make figure 8 loops to just slide on hooks and weight
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Triggers won't straighten out a wire hook unless you horse him. A wire hook will out fish a regular one 5 to 1 in under 160ft of water
You're not worried about the triggers straightening them, it's the 10-15lbs snappers. And your wrong about a wire hook out fishing a regular one. You will not need to re-rig or replace/rebend hooks if you go the way I suggested, period.
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