5-8 day gear recommendation

kayakbeast33

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  • Mar 9, 2012
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    steven
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    Hey BD,

    I was just looking at a few LR boat website for gear recommendations and they seem a little out dated. one of the boats had Newel's listed, no offence to newels but those don't come up very often on classifieds anymore. Have any of you seen a new (current) gear list. I have good friend of mine set to retire in the near future and anticipate signing up for a 5-7 day trip with him. With the current bluefin situation and hoping this will continue 🤞 does that change the gear recommendation at all. I have been on on a few 1.5-2.5 day trips and have those setups covered, please let me know so I can start preparing sooner than later.

    In recent years the 2.5 day trips have all been chasing bluefin. I imagine the longer trips will have multiple target species and types of fishing. Hopefully this will be long enough to get a shot at wahoo. I would also like to know what is your go to wahoo setup is. I will do some more research on here and take a deep dive in to wahoo lures/jigs at a later time.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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    2Rotten

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    I'm heading out on a 10-Day on Intrepid October 2 - 12, here is what I'm bringing for Amy and Me:

    • 30# 7'6" UC Tilefish Jr/Penn Torque 25 nld2
    • 40# 8'0" UC Terminator/Torque 30/2
    • 40# 7'6" UC 76HP/Fathom 30/2
    • 50# 7'6" UC Predator/Okuma Mak 15T SEa
    • 60# 8'0" GP Terminator/Fathom 40 nld2
    • 80# 7'6" UC Centaur/Mak 16 SEa
    • 100# 7'6" UC Viper/Mak 20 SEa
    • 60# Speed Jig Rig UC Zeus 3/Fathom 40 nld2
    • Fun Spinning Rig Shimano Game Type "J" S624/Van Staal VR200
    • Popping Rig 8'0" OTI Tuna Sniper/Shimano Saragosa 25000
    I'm bringing an extra Fathom 25 nld2 for live bait Wahoo, slide it onto one of the 40# sticks. Perceived biggest Gap is little stuff; nothing to make Calico Bass or Reds fun, if we stop for pan fish/rock fish.
     
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    Soda Pop

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    If you are looking at going on a 8 day trip Wahoo will be in the picture. Oct. and Nov. can be some really good months. You will need a 40 LB bait setup with wire leader and some wahoo bombs and jigs. I really like the Captain Jimmy bombs in green. There are also raider jigs that work really good. As far as a reel there are many. Avet-Okuma-Shimano and a few more really great reels out on the market right now. You want a fast 6.4 reel.... that's what I use and a rod that is 40-80 LB and a bit stiff. I use the UC rods but there are many that work great. If its your 1st trip you can rent a rod or a reel or both. The long range fleet has some really good rental gear at a very low price, or you can shop around and get a feel what's out there.

    2Rotten has a great list set up for you as a starting point. Good luck. Wahoo is a really fast fish... and the action is hot and fast.​

     
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    Quinn L Chenelle
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    I'm heading out on a 10-Day on Intrepid October 2 - 12, here is what I'm bringing for Amy and Me:

    • 30# 7'6" UC Tilefish Jr/Penn Torque 25 nld2
    • 40# 8'0" UC Terminator/Torque 30/2
    • 40# 7'6" UC 76HP/Fathom 30/2
    • 50# 7'6" UC Predator/Okuma Mak 15T SEa
    • 60# 8'0" GP Terminator/Fathom 40 nld2
    • 80# 7'6" UC Centaur/Mak 16 SEa
    • 100# 7'6" UC Viper/Mak 20 SEa
    • 60# Speed Jig Rig UC Zeus 3/Fathom 40 nld2
    • Fun Spinning Rig Shimano Game Type "J" S624/Van Staal VR200
    • Popping Rig 8'0" OTI Tuna Sniper/Shimano Saragosa 25000
    I'm bringing an extra Fathom 25 nld2 for live bait Wahoo, slide it onto one of the 40# sticks. Perceived biggest Gap is little stuff; nothing to make Calico Bass or Reds fun, if we stop for pan fish/rock fish.
    Fishing is fun but your on a boat with +-30 people, playing the fish while it wraps 5 other people is not fun! you want to get the fish on the boat as quickly as possible! IMHO
     
    2Rotten
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    Yes. Wrapping 5 other people would not be fun. This Game Type J 624 has caught over 100 Tuna for me. The Van Staal VR200 is bullet proof and maxes out at 40# of drag. It is a light fun rig, but very effective. It is the over-achieving younger brother to my UC Zeus-3/Fathom 40 nld2 speed jigging rig.
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    tunanorth

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    This list is very "bluefin oriented", as you never know if the school that comes under the boat will be 25-pounders, or 250-pounders.
    The one adjustment to the list that is helpful on 7 or 8-dayers is the addition of a wahoo jig/bomb setup.


    5 RIGS; DON’T LEAVE THE DOCK WITHOUT THEM!

    1. 20-25 POUND RIG

    Reel- PENN Fathom star drag FTHII15SD or FTHII12SD

    Rod- Conventional 7 to 8-feet, rated for 10-25 or 12-30 pound lines. Ex: PENN CARWCIII1025C80

    Applications- Finesse live bait for school size bluefin & yellowfin tuna

    2. 30-POUND RIG

    Reel- PENN Torque 2-speed TRQ15LD2, PENN Fathom 2-speed FTH15LD2 or FTH15XNLD2

    Rod- Conventional 7 to 8-feet, rated for 15-40 pound lines. Ex: PENN CARWCIII1540C80

    Applications- All around live bait use for yellowtail, dorado, and finesse live bait tuna to 75 pounds

    3. 40-POUND RIG

    Reel- PENN Torque 2-speed TRQ25NLD2, PENN Fathom 2-speed FTH30NLD2 or FTH25NLD2

    Rod- Conventional 7 to 8-feet, rated for 25-50 or 30-60 pound lines. Ex: PENN CARWCIII3060C76

    Applications- Live bait use for tuna up to 100 pounds; light & medium jigs for tuna & yellowtail

    4. 60-80 POUND RIG

    Reel- PENN Torque 2-speed TRQ40NLD2, PENN Fathom 2-speed FTH40NLD2

    Rod- Conventional 6.5 to 8-feet, rated for 30-80 or 40-100 pound lines. EX: PENN CARWCIII40100C78

    Applications- Tuna up to 175 pounds with live bait and fall-type jigs; yo-yo jigging for yellowtail

    5. 80-100 POUND RIG

    Reel- PENN International 2-speed 16VISX

    Rod- Conventional “Rail Rod” 6.5 to 7.5 feet, rated for 60-130 pound lines. Ex: PENN CARWCIII80130C70

    Applications- Live bait or fall-type jigs for tuna up to 300 pounds
     
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    kayakbeast33

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  • Mar 9, 2012
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    If you are going to back up a rod/double up on a line class which should I plan on using most and needing a back up for.
     
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