Anyone Trolling Small Yozuri Bonita or Halco 130 for YFT

surfgoose

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  • Jul 29, 2010
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    Gary
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    whichever has the longest bunk
    I have had good success with a Halco 130 in that purple/pink color that I upgraded to ST-66 hooks, using 80 pound fluorocarbon leader, and usually four feet behind a weight to get it down another foot or two at the usual trolling speed. Stopped the CONDOR three times one morning a couple of years ago and they hadn't caught a trolling fish in a month before that on the usual Zukers and cedar plugs. It worked in 2015 too. I haven't been YFT hunting yet this summer, but I expect it will work again.

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    SouthBayKiller

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    Mar 27, 2003
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    Yep, always have one or two in.

    On a 3 day last week, the only tuna jig strikes we got were on the purple/black Halco. Not a sniff on the other jigs or cedar plug.
     
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    7raptor

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    I have had good success with a Halco 130 in that purple/pink color that I upgraded to ST-66 hooks, using 80 pound fluorocarbon leader, and usually four feet behind a weight to get it down another foot or two at the usual trolling speed. Stopped the CONDOR three times one morning a couple of years ago and they hadn't caught a trolling fish in a month before that on the usual Zukers and cedar plugs. It worked in 2015 too. I haven't been YFT hunting yet this summer, but I expect it will work again.

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    How do you set up the weight?
     
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