Back to the top. I took a few days off, pulled all the top shots that were on my reels; re-filled them, set the drags (on my lever drags) will set the star drags once on the boat; made up a bunch of wahoo leaders; used a 20 turn Albright knot on my rigs up to 60#'s; 80# used a 15 turn; then a FG knot for my bigger rigs. I've got a couple of flatfalls rigged up with 300# mono leaders with 7/0 stingers....2 cowbells for wahoo trolling...16 and 32 oz.Any other Bloody Deck members going on this trip?
hey tex.. are you getting excited ?????Maybe one of these days I can invest more $ in artificials for yellow tail and wahoo. I have 6 bombs, 3 raiders, and some other iron. I only get to fish 1 time a year therefore I don't get the "luxury" of trying different artificials. I usually stick to bait. Maybe one of these days we will have another year when we plugged the boat with wahoo down at the rocks.
I love the rush when a fish grabs your bait and takes off...and it is really a rush for me. The reel starts spinning faster...I start putting pressure on the reel with my thumb...I can feel the resistance, then push the drag up. Fights on!!!!!!! Shit yeah.
Getting the bait in the water and seeing it swim away like a speeding bullet, just knowing you’re gonna get bit, is a great feeling, no doubt about it.I love the rush when a fish grabs your bait and takes off...and it is really a rush for me. The reel starts spinning faster...I start putting pressure on the reel with my thumb...I can feel the resistance, then push the drag up. Fights on!!!!!!! Shit yeah.
Best feeling I've experienced on the water. Then Justin or Mike yelling at me to wind, wind, wind as I give them the deer in the headlights look as I am trying to turn the handle, but it is not moving.Getting the bait in the water and seeing it swim away like a speeding bullet, just knowing you’re gonna get bit, is a great feeling, no doubt about it.
But, fishing Wahoo, I’m exhilarated fishing a jig or a bomb, reeling as fast as I can, and usually letting out some version of my war cry when it stops and the fish starts peeling drag. Oh, yeah, nothing like it.
Your Tranx 500(HG I hope) makes a great reel for throwing bombs. If you’re on a Phenix trip maybe they’ll have a loaner 809 XHJ you can use. I think those two are a perfect match. I have that set up times two- one for bombs, the other for poppers.I’m going on this trip. I fished an 8 day Phenix sponsored trip in 2017 on the Excel. I had a great time! I’m looking forward to this trip!
I’ve been slowly building my arsenal. I have a Phenix 929H that will be paired with a Tranx500. Not sure what pound line I should put on it or if should just leave this setup at home.
Also, I’ve want to get a rod for wahoo. It would be paired with an Avet HX. I’m thinking the Axis 820xh (30-80line rating). Am I on the right track or would y’all recommend something else?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated and I’m looking forward to fishing with y’all!
oh bullshit Huckey. I eat them Tranx for breakfast. I'll show you what I get when I get out there. You're going to be singing the blues.......................I'll have 2 TranX 500 HG's with me. One on the psw809xhj and the other on a psw909xhj. For poppers I use a spinner.