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Old 09-20-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
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i was wondering how fast you go for high speed trolling and maybe a coulple of tips i don't really like to troll a lot but if i can troll at a descent speed on the way out to my spots i will take it up how heavy of a lure do i need thanks
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:09 AM   #2
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There's alot of guys that are smarter than me on here that will give you some info on high speed wahoo trolling, but here's my two cents. buy a heavy nosed wahoo wacker or other bullet shaped lure, slap a few lbs of trolling lead infront of the leader, then let it way, way back. my tld 50s with mono barely had the drag to hold it tight. if the lure skips, add more weight.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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Pick up a black bart rum cay candy or two. I know they arent super cheap but they troll true without any added lead easily in the lower 20kts. They also make a few different sizes in this head style. I believe the rum cay is the middle size but I am not for sure.
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Pick up a black bart rum cay candy or two. I know they arent super cheap but they troll true without any added lead easily in the lower 20kts. They also make a few different sizes in this head style. I believe the rum cay is the middle size but I am not for sure.
Weight has no bearing on whether or not the lure stays in the water. It's all about the shape. Any of Bart's high speed lures will stay in the water as fast as our boats will go - up to 30kts. All that lead and cable are just trouble, imho.
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I always used the wahoo waster at 20-22kts. Put it back until it stays in water, it will run right on the top. Do not put any weight on it. Mine would go out as soon as we cleared the pass and left in until we were ready to put out a regular trolling spread. Same thing coming in. Anytime the boat is moving it should be back there. You will catch wahoo, kings, bonita, and occasional black fin. We also caught a 48# cobia, 200+# blue marlin in 140ft of muddy water and one juvinile flipper in the end of his nose. Took a while to release but he was fine.
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I always used the wahoo waster at 20-22kts. Put it back until it stays in water, it will run right on the top. Do not put any weight on it. Mine would go out as soon as we cleared the pass and left in until we were ready to put out a regular trolling spread. Same thing coming in. Anytime the boat is moving it should be back there. You will catch wahoo, kings, bonita, and occasional black fin. We also caught a 48# cobia, 200+# blue marlin in 140ft of muddy water and one juvinile flipper in the end of his nose. Took a while to release but he was fine.
Who makes the lure and who carries it? Thanks.
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A flatline clip off the stern eyes or cleats will allow you to troll at the same speed with the baits closer to the boat as the angle will be very flat...

I made some high speed heads (stainless steal long taper copies of big lures) for light tackle (12-20lb gear and line) that would troll at 16 knots real easy... Talk about screamin' the drag...

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Roger, I believe braid made it, it is identical to the wahoo wacker. Bought them at outcast.
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48oz Ballyhood banchee... It will set you back a bit. Need a 80lb class reel to handle the drag and strike. I've pulled with less capable reels (penn 345) and could only get around 12-15kts out of it.
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