Lure Question


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Apr 26, 2010
Loma Linda, CA/ Honolulu, HI
chris craft seahawk 22'
Anybody have a preference on what lures to use out past the 40 fathom line? Mostly for ahis and mahis. What size do you recommend like the 9 inchers and above or something smaller like a 7 or below? Also what color combinations or colors in general do shibis and aku prefer? I know many guys have secret lures or colors but any advice would be helpful. Thanks- Spencer.


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Jan 12, 2009
17 Radon
If you search previous posts there are alot of ones about cherry lure combinations. The usual mainstays are blues over pinks, black over pink, orange, or purple, Gay bob etc. I like to run 7 inch lures and over time found that a good setup of smaller ones (5 inch and some 7's) are the consistent producers if you want to land kau kau fish. Bigger lures=bigger fish but on those days when searching for mahi etc. its the 5 and 7's for me. Ahi season 7's and 9's

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Sep 8, 2009
Oak Harbor
Magic Man
I use nine inch jets when trolling for AHI. But you should be flexible, be able to change it up at a moments notice. Mahis will go for about anything, but generally speaking a small 7 inch would work fine for all shapes and sizes of mahis. Green/Yellow are good, Blues and silvers also. Honestly though if your coming up to some birds or rubbish and you know its mahi just bait them. Charlie out and baited hooks. You will more than double your mahi count this way. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Feb 16, 2010
23' Custom, Caroline II
5-7" for Mahi I feel they bite these more often & get better hook up with something smaller.
9" gernerally for trolling blind ahi, but depends on what their eating so sometimes put in 5" if your at the bouy & they stay there.

Some days the small kine aku & shibi wrap big lures. It all depends everyday is diffrent out there.

When coming up on rubbish i suggest keeping one lure out or two if you got outriggers way back because there will likely be a stray ono or two or sometimes 3+ hanging around in the yonders. Then you can bait up the squrily ass mahi on the back if they like come in on the charlie. It's good to have a small box of ika on you just in case they super picky that day. Make sure you got at least 20 bait hooks w/leaders ready to go. I use to keep 40 w/250 leader & 15 w/100lb leader all ready to go.


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Sep 30, 2009
19' Micronesia Marine Pilothouse, 'ONO'
This week I have caught coyote, gray fox, red fox, coon, feral dog, and white-tailed deer in #4 Newhouse traps baited only with coyote turds and coyote piss. Deer was released (released itself, actually). Things will change with the weather, but red fox gland lure and canine call will catch lots of critters, including coyotes.
For cats, add a sight attractant. Some rabbit fur, a few bird feathers scattered behind the pan, even an old wind up watch that "ticks" under or behind the pan.
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There you go guys, you heard it here first. Super ono 'kona' tech; Pee on your lures.