Late August YFT recomendations please

Rimack

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Guys, I need a recommendation on what lb test would be best for late August yellowfin tuna? Fishing Outer Banks out of H&M. I'm assuming the YFT running through in late August will be a bit larger then they are now.
I posted this in Fishing Chit Chat with no luck so I moved it.
Thanks for your help fellas!
 
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simmo13

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Why no one has touched it is because your asking a question that changes every day. Lately, the yft have been biting 15-50 lb test. Fluorocarbon helps in most cases. Every day is a new day and just check reports the week leading in to your trip. Good luck.
 
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What test line you use has more to do with bait than fish size. If it is anchovies a 20lb outfit that can cast it 15 feet away from boat is good. Sardine a 30 to 40lb out fit with 25 and 30 lb flouro leader about 3 feet is good. Don't make the leader too long knot needs to clear top guide before you cast. Bring all 3 of these outfits and you should be good. Having a rigged backup outfit ready to go is great. If you get in a tangle while not on a fish yourself free, make sure you cut your line and grab back up so you don' waste time re-tieing. If you can get on another boat right away while the bite is hot get some practice in for the late August trip.
 
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Rimack

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thank you!
 
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Rimack

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Bring a selection of hooks, anchovies 4s to 1s, sardine 1/0 to 4/0.
Bringing 2 tld 25s,1 tld 30A 2spd, 1 tld star and a Penn 25gls and 4 fishin sticks... seeker calstar
Thanks for the heads-up on the Gams, will do
 
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I prefer 100 lol. Just hope I have bait big enough to use it in September :D
 
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Came back from a trip on Friday, and most people shifted to 20-25# outfits for the live bait that we had. I still got bit on 30#, but not as much as some of the other guys. When the bait got low, I had a jig on 50# fluoro and got bit on that as well.
 
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Rimack

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Came back from a trip on Friday, and most people shifted to 20-25# outfits for the live bait that we had. I still got bit on 30#, but not as much as some of the other guys. When the bait got low, I had a jig on 50# fluoro and got bit on that as well.
Thank you
 
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Just checked my crystal ball,august is 4 weeks so this may take a minute..........

All I could see was a link to BD and what looks like a thread in the chi chat section...wait a second.....it looks just like this thread...wow...go figure LOL.
 
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Rimack

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Just checked my crystal ball,august is 4 weeks so this may take a minute..........

All I could see was a link to BD and what looks like a thread in the chi chat section...wait a second.....it looks just like this thread...wow...go figure LOL.
Thanks PUSSYFART ....:frehya2:
 
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If you have enough outfits, bring a 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 50. This way you are covered. If you have to double up on any one lb test, bring two 25's. The 50 is a
Must in case you get into the 60+lb bluefin. And bring size 4 to 5/0 hooks. Bait is anywhere from pinhead anchovies to Big Macs. Agree with others that line you will use also depends on bait size. Fluorocarbon will get more bites. 3-4 Ft leader. Good luck out there.
 
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Rimack

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If you have enough outfits, bring a 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 50. This way you are covered. If you have to double up on any one lb test, bring two 25's. The 50 is a
Must in case you get into the 60+lb bluefin. And bring size 4 to 5/0 hooks. Bait is anywhere from pinhead anchovies to Big Macs. Agree with others that line you will use also depends on bait size. Fluorocarbon will get more bites. 3-4 Ft leader. Good luck out there.
20-60 lb P-line ready to go
 
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