How about wahoo trolling

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by walkerman, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. rickberg

    rickberg Member

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    Hey Jeff, you got good ones! I've repaired 5 in one trip, a mix of Braid and Yo-Zuri's. One out of the package swam fine for about half an hour and just quit, guy messed with it for awhile and was gonna chuck it so I got it swimming with a 4 inch willow leaf blade screwed to the top of it, took about five minutes to repair and he got a Who on it. The boat had some with broken off heads, those require more time and JB weld. I bolt the willow leaf over the head with a slit for the eye, then, when it's seated level I run some duct tape around it to make a mold to pour the JB weld. After it sets you can adjust it by bending the lip of the willow leaf blade one way or another to tune it. It's a pain in the ass, but it's something to do on that 4 day run to HB.
     
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  2. garety

    garety wishin i was fishin

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    can you post a picture of one of these with the willow leaf?
     
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  3. Rubberhook2

    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    Got my money out of this one...

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  4. strackle99

    strackle99 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Jeez... Did that one hook a prop?
     
  5. Workplacesafety

    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    shajcl Well-Known "Member"

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  7. Soda Pop

    Soda Pop I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  8. backlashjack

    backlashjack Scallywag

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    Why am I not surprised?
    you da man Sodapop
     
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  9. Mongo76

    Mongo76 Newbie

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    Large Bomber Jet from Melton has been working good down in Cabo all year.
     
  10. Ratshirt

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    Those Newell heads plain out killed the hoo and also worked well as a cast and retrieve lure. I think I still have one of the smaller ones somewhere.
     
  11. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Ok....at sixty bucks a pop, I guess you rig your Yozuri bonitas with wire?
     
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  12. Workplacesafety

    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    I wire everything, always, no exceptions, ever.
     
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  13. backlashjack

    backlashjack Scallywag

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    Only if you're worried about losing it.........Otherwise go with 300# or 400# mono / FC

    Wire would get less bites IMO
     
  14. Rubberhook2

    Rubberhook2 Local Bluefin

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    While I do not run wire on my Raider jigs when throwing once the boat has come to a stop I don't think it matters much while trolling in the propwash. I always run 275lb multi-strand wire on my Intruders and there is little paint left on them.

    Wahoo can slash at the strike and even become airborne and attack from above and it only takes a minor miscalculation on the wahoo's part and your jig will be gone without 3 to 4 feet of wire.

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  15. Scold

    Scold Yes, that's my back.

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    I seriously have a hard time believing that 69# single strand is more visible than 150#+ mono/flouro
     
  16. backlashjack

    backlashjack Scallywag

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    At the stones one year I got hood's twice in a row fishing for tuna. Changed out to a wire leader and caught a 40lb. YFT.
    Go figure
     
  17. Warlord

    Warlord Well-Known "Member"

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    I lost over 15 hooks in one day there to 'hoo. If you wired up, you got a smaller YFT that did a number on your leader. No one on the boat was able to entice a 'hoo to bite a wired 'dine! It didn't take long for me to get real tired of losing $1 hooks! I saw Mike Lackey get 'hooed just as the bait hit the water. He handed the rod back to a fare and told him to tie on another hook.
     

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