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Old 10-02-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has had luck with high speed trolling for Wahoo. I tried it with trolling weights a while back and my gear was not stout enough to handle it. Now I have a better rod/reel combo and was wondering if Ballyhood lures etc. trolled at 15 knots works around here. I have read in works in the Bahammas but what about here?
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:39 AM   #2
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You won't be able to keep a ballyhoo on at anywhere close to that speed. The only wahoo we've caught were on a blue mackerel Rapala trolled short behind the prop wash. You can use cedar plugs (inexpensive) or bullet-headed plastic in colors blue/black/purple. I have not had any luck with wahoos speed trolling. Great way to catch bonita though.

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Old 10-05-2008, 04:14 AM   #3
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when fishing the bahamas wahoo championship, we dont pull any slower than 12 knots, and hook plenty of hooters. just loosen the drag so it doesnt break the fish's neck (actually could care less if it breaks his "neck;" just dont want his jaws getting ripped out or the hook pulling out) when he strikes. trolling weights and a little lure i like to call the "san sal candy" by black bart, i believe. melton tackle online carries it. ballyhood international makes some badass wahoo bombs as well.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:15 PM   #4
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There is no need to use trolling weights on any of Bart's high speed wahoo lures. they'll stay in the water up to at least the top speed of Bodacious and continue to track straight, dive, smoke, wiggle and then pop all the way up to 28kts. Rig on 600# leader with 180degree double 7732 hooks and pull from a bent butt 80 and you're golden.



Pulling ballyhoo at that speed is a waste of money.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:16 PM   #5
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Xanadu (10/5/2008)There is no need to use trolling weights on any of Bart's high speed wahoo lures. they'll stay in the water up to at least the top speed of Bodacious and continue to track straight, dive, smoke, wiggle and then pop all the way up to 28kts. Rig on 600# leader with 180degree double 7732 hooks and pull from a bent butt 80 and you're golden.
I saw this myself. Unreal.
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how many wahoo's have you caught this year bluehoo?
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:47 PM   #7
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The Blue Hoo (10/5/2008)when fishing the bahamas wahoo championship, we dont pull any slower than 12 knots
When have you been down and fished the bahamas wahoo championship?
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