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Old 12-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Favorite Wahoo Lure?

With all this talk and pictures of wahoo, it's got me wondering: Does anyone have a favorite lure they pull for them, or other fishing method that has produced well? I'm brand new to the blue water thing with a lot to learn.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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Anything in Hot Pink, Bright Orange or Purple. Favorite lures in these colors are Manns Stretch 30 and 40's. Braid Mauraders. Live hardtails work well slow trolling around rigs but you can cover alot more ground with the plugs and we normally live bait during the summer while fishing for kings. Winter wahoo is easily the most productive. You can start catching them in as little as 120 feet of water and as deep as the Floaters. Buoys in clean green or blue water in any depth are almost always holding wahoo during this time of year. Rigs will hold good fish but you have todeal with barracudas and reefdonkeys! Good luck!

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Old 12-05-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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Personally i love the tradional black/purple, red black islander with a large ballyhoo we have put our time in trolling maruaders and yozuris along with high speed lures or all diffrent kinds and the standard islander and sea star are at the top of the list for me trolling weight is added only in the winter i have been burned to many times by dolphin and billfish throwing the weight around and usually loses the fish or the lure.And of course this is my favorite in the gulf of mexico only . Atlantic i like the wahoo whackers and feather wahoo wackers made by C&h lures with ballyho also .speeds change but i like 6.5 to 7.5 knots.Small trace of 170lb single strand then goes to 8-10 feet of 200lb mono.

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Old 12-06-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Red/black or orange/balck islander bullet with a med. ball. and a 24 oz trolling weight or # 3 planner 3-4 wake behind the boat port side. yozuro bonita red black starboard side. mold craft chuggars with ball. and a bird in fron of them on the riggers. Blue/white islander in the shotgun with a bally. one 7-8 wake one 5-6 wake troll around 6.5 knots. This seens to work the best for me around the ledges out of destin. Over in LA i only fish hardtails on king rigs around the oil rigs on light tackle. you will find the rtrolling weight much easier to use the planners can be difficult to set but they dont throw the hook when fish jump the way weights do.
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Default RE: Favorite Wahoo Lure?

small yozuri bonitas or similar braid lures always work well for artificials, but we have caught more wahoo on naked ballyhoo than anything else by far.
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recess (12/5/2009) red black islander with a large ballyhoo


Thats a really good one. Tough to beat that for us in the spring and summer.



Once it gets into the late fall, I like this guy from hatteras-eye catcher lures. Thats a tooth mark under the eye.







There is also a black and red version for earlier in the year.






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Default RE: Favorite Wahoo Lure?

Thanks for the replies everyone, there are some good looking ideas on here, keep 'em coming!
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HOT PINK STRETCH 30 worked like a charm around the rigs in Venice and was the lure of choice on slow days for barracuda and smaller Wahoo in the Keys... Slow days, but MOST fish on a hot pink Stretch 30.

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Default RE: Favorite Wahoo Lure?

If I had to pick ONE lure to pull for wahoo it would be a black and orange Yo-Zuri Bonito or Braid little speedy;either or

I wouldn't pick just one though and I have a lot of favorite wahoo baits that find their way into the spread every time.
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