Lure For Meter Marks?

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  1. surfgoose

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    You are offshore hunting tuna on a sportfisher with a couple of dozen other serious anglers. The captain finds a meter mark at around 200 feet that looks like tuna, and the boat coasts to a stop. When the word is given, everyone drops a lure.

    What is your first choice in a lure for that situation? And if it doesn't get bit after several schools showing no interest, what do you try next?
     
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    I'd start with a flat fall.
     
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    Years back a 4oz megabait or a chrome A2 was my go to for that situation and also for a slide bait and a casting jig from the bow at spots of fish high on birds that would sink out as the boat pulls up on them. Many many many small yellowfin that way. Recently the 250g glow flatfall has sort of displaced it for this bluefin fishing, but I still keep the megabaits ready for that yellowfin.
     
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    Flat fall, glow-in-dark something-or-another. As long as it has some quick-dropping weight to it.
     
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    Flat fall or colt sniper. Those are my go toos
     
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    4th Ditto on the flat fall
    Then butt hook a live bait
     
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    Personally, I would drop something that everyone else is not dropping. If the tuna wants whatever is in vogue, it will have plenty to choose from. On the other hand, if the tuna wants something else, maybe dropping whatever was in vogue a few years ago will do the trick. That said, my logic of how fish think and ought to behave rarely pays off.
     
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    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    Chrome Tady 9
     
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    I'm like Rick, I try to counter-program the others until I see a fish preference develop. In the past several years I've tried all of the things mentioned, either first or second or third.

    But in reviewing my notes from past trips, I notice that I've commented to myself that on many occasions it seemed like the first fisherman to get DOWN there to the meter mark had a hookup, and the others usually not much interest. Since the flat-fall lures and the shaped heavy lures, even Megabaits, will flutter down and take time, I was thinking about trying a heavy knife-jig design to get down fast, and then use the speed-jigging motion to zig-zag the lure up through the school. Has anybody done that and had any success? The closest that I've come to that idea is the old standby of nose hooking a sardine and dropping it straight down with a heavy torpedo to the meter mark. And I haven't seen much success with that either.
     
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    I stand back and watch as the knitting ensues. Then when the fish come up to the surface from chum being dumped over I'll pin on a bait and cast in to the boils while everyone else is tied together.
     
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    I agree with Jason but most times you can get that one cast in bow first. I’ve gone to the brass JRI jigs for that first crack and I just leave that rig up there, walk back and grab a bait rig as Jason said after the frenzy has settled.
     
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    And if it doesn't get bit after several schools showing no interest, what do you try next?[/QUOTE]

    BEER!!!
     
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    Above 35 fathons preferably higher up good chance they will become related to the boat and get on the chum. Jasons lazy and doesn't like massive spectra tangles but is surgical in his own weird way. But a great strategy he just gifted. Watch the fish machines and the height of the birds

    :rodent:: farmer :
     
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    Toss the most obnoxious guy on the trip over first...
     
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    Blue Chrome Tady 4/0 with a Swash if it is Tuna. Have some knife jigs but rarely toss them.
     
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    Uh Mike, You sure you want to suggest that?
     

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