Baja Dreamer, You have me thinking now - I remember another thread I read about downriggers, and running the thinnest line possible. I'll bet that the leader I have on my Maurauder is too long (6'), and maybe too heavy, causing the wire to vibrate and shudder while running. Now I know why some guys recommend the single strand wire vice the stranded cable. Also, with this in mind, just gotta run the lure just below the surface to minimize the turbulence. I'll try this, and see what combo works, and report back. Hopefully still got ono left to catch!Believe it or not some of it depends on your boat as to how fast they will optimally troll, and that I can'rt say without being there. I do know that when the long range boats out of San Diego troll, especially for wahoo, they are trolling at around 8 knots for the most part.
As for running baits at different levels, you have to remember that you are trying to run two completely different types of lures and get the best perfomance out of both. That simply doesn't work most of the time.
Again, my question is; How are you guys rigging the lure? I don't mean what with. I actually use the small ones for tuna in waters here where I'm not likely to encounter wahoo. I like medium size ones for everything else, but I have used the big ones a couple of times and I've never had the problems you guys are describing.
If you're looking for wahoo then the lure should ALWAYS be rigged with wire. But whether you are using mono, floro, or wire, it should always be attached to the lure in the same manner! If the lure doesn't run correctly after that it is possible to "tune" the lure to make it track straight.
Give me a sec and I'll try and get you a picture of what I'm talking about.
. If I'm wrong, someone correct me...Keep the suggestions coming, and thanks for the recommendation on the leader with the tong clip. Thanks for your help, and Tight Lines....