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Old 05-06-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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just wondering trying to perfect this area
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:38 PM   #2
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So your pretty much saying that you like to run jet heads and mostly things that will stay close to the surface and make aloat of noise and actons. have you ever ran just naked bally hoo with a eggweight under the gills
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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just go ahead and pull six blue n white islanders , bound to catch SOMETHING
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Capt. Alex Pinney (5/6/2009)just go ahead and pull six blue n white islanders , bound to catch SOMETHING
LOL thats funny.But naw i dont pull any naked baits anymore.If i was gonna put a bait in the water it would be a live hardtail with a 70 pound wahoo swimming close to the boat or a live Black fin or BOBO out to a school of yellowfin that a blue was in there busting up.I dont have tubes installed and dont plan on getting them.We do well enough on what we have and the hassle of rigging baiots and getting them to swim right to have KINGS eat em up isnt worth the aggrevation to me.

We mostly target blues anyway and consider the wahoo and dolphin a + when they get on.I always have a slab of wahoo candy in the spread somewheres and wont say what it is but we do very well with it.
First time we dropped it in the water we were leaving pertronius and it was slammed 2 minutes later.never looked back
If you are targetting blues I'm pretty sure your not in the right area if kings are eating you up lol
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:01 AM   #5
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I agree with Alex - blue and white Islanders w/ ballyhoo is about as good as it gets.

In general, Wahoo like 3 things; straight, deep, and fast.

So, don't run baits that zig zag or blow out.

And, if you can get them down all the better - usecigar style weights in front of the Ilanders, or use swimmers such as the Marauders, or just heavy head lures (12 + ounces) way, way back.

And, if your tackle can handle it, run as fast as you can with your baits staying in the water. Straight is best, Deep is second best, and fast is 3rd.
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I don't think I've caught a mackeral deeper than 400ft. Now over to the west is a diff story. I can beleive you caught themover there north of petronious. I was just saying If I'm Blue Marlin fishing I'm not gonna besomewhere tha kings live. Now wahoo fishing is a different story
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:43 AM   #7
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Braid Marauders, Ilanders, bullet head lures. If I were just wahoo fishing, I would start with a Braid Marauder on my short flat, something like a C&H Wahoo Wacker (or similar lure) rigged with a select or horse ballyhoo behind a 2# trolling weight on my long flat, a dark colored ilander with select or horse ballyhoo on my short rigger, a large bullet headed lure on my long rigger, and a blue/white ilander with select ballyhoo way back on the center. I'd start with something like that, and adjust it from there.



My boat is a center console with twin outboards, so it's tough for me to troll between 8 knots and 18 knots. So, on my boat, I'll run the above spread at about 7-8 knots. On a big boat, we'll sometimes pull all plastics at 10+ knots. Just replace the ballyhoo rigs with plastic. When we are running at 16 -18 knots, we'll pull two rods, each with a trolling weight and a large bullet headed lure. I don't run wire line, but some people do and have a lot of success.



That's the way I do it. I don't know much, but I have caught a few.
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yo zuri & braid bonitas, hot pink, black/orange and black/purple.

plus a blue/white ilander
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I've always believed to a degreethat you will catch more fish on the lure you pull the most and you usually pull lures that you are most confident in. Its a vicious cycle.That being said I don't think there has been too many times that a blue/white ilander and medium ballyhoo hasn't found its way into my spread. I will say that for some odd reason it is a very consistent producer. Theres a lot of other great lures in my arsenal but I will always have at least one ilander back there.

Will, I have caught dolphin,wahoo,BFT,YFT, skippies and some big ass sharks on them but have yet to <U>boat</U> a bill on one. I've hooked a couple whites at the nipple on them but until I start rigging my baits with a chain of 5/0 trebles I don't think my hook-to-land ratio will be going up on white marlin.
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Lucky 13's on the corners, jitterbugs....green and blue, on the riggers, tiny torpedo on the way back.
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