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Old 07-16-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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My first offshore trips 25 years ago or so, we trolled with rapalas and did ok, now everyone live baits or chunks or every now and then trolls with a ballyhoo. Anyone trolling artificial baits for tuna anymore?
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:03 PM   #2
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I have been trolling exclusively with plastics for a few years now just to try and get good at it. Unfortunately I have not been in the best “Tuna” areas for most of my trolling, but I have caught them. Lots of wahoo and mahi as well with a few Marlin. The blue water looks to be WAYYY out there but we may head out to the nipple/edge area this Saturday. I was going to swap back and forth between naturals and plastics and see if there is any marked difference. Make a run along a shelf for an hour, the switch to naturals, adjust the speed down and troll that same area of the edge. At least that is what I am toying with.

Anyway- the short answer is yes- some of us still troll lures and amazingly we still catch fish.
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