PQ 6/1...Viva la Colt Sniper!!

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by The Dr., Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Sacto John

    Sacto John Newbie

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    I was on the Shogun last week and 3 of the 19 bluefin that were landed were on some sort of Iron during the pick bite. Two on a green and silver Yo-Yo (I do not know the band) and one on a Green Mac colored Megabait, so it looks like jigs are definitely worth a try if you are having a hard time getting bit on bait.
     
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  2. TheGunslinger

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    Thanks for the very prompt report. Glad to hesr you caught. Gotta love the newer Lo Ann
     
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  3. 7raptor

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    How great is that Andros 12!?
     
  4. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Quality Bluefin, right on!
     
  5. The Dr.

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    Seriously! I've landed some nice YT up to 35lb on it. But was worried about line capacity for the tuna.

    With the 65lb/60lb set up, I pulled hard and stopped that fish dead in it's tracks. I got it to the boat so fast, it was really green and head shaking like crazy before they gaffed it. Amazing power for such a small reel.
     
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  6. afraser

    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great report, did you notice if they were on small bait? I've had luck casting the colt snipers into boils, but you really have to get to them from a distance, so a long rod, lighter line, and a nice casting reel. Also, if those flatfalls were bridled with large circle hooks, then you get one or both of those first fish. Too many unnecessary misses on these fish.
     
  7. Imbigdave

    Imbigdave Old school

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    i bridle all of my bft lures and the colt sniper works just fine with a big ass circle in front of it.
    Got one of this pair on the sink this last weekend on it. The other at 40# and a #2 mutu circle.
    Bridle it! 20190602_210337_HDR.jpg
     
  8. The Dr.

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    Have any pictures of the FF and Snipers with Bridled circle hooks? I'm interested...
     
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  9. Imbigdave

    Imbigdave Old school

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    I only have pics of the FF on my phone.
    I make the loops out 130 to 200# hollow. Works both on the wind and sink.
    The best part is I have confidence in this presentation and have proven it works. 20190515_170947_HDR.jpg 20190515_170840_HDR.jpg
     
  10. Highwayman

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    What size hook is pictured? How big was the loop before rigging (great idea)
    Thanks
     
  11. afraser

    afraser I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If night or gray, go big on the hook, at least 10/0, I use 13/0. Drop to 9/0 during the day if you want or if there are only smaller fish. Use 300lb Kevlar assist hook line or bft will bite off your lure. My avatar has a sample pic, I use a shorter attachment line now, about 1 inch after tightened. To give yourself an idea of why it works, drop the lure and hook through your hand, you won’t feel any stick from the hook, but if you pull out the lure, it grabs everytime. You do have to engage the reel and turn the handle quickly if you get a stop, eg a bite. You should be able to do that with one hand while the other lightly thumbs the spool. Lots of false positives, but you have to check every stop of the line. Dont forget to mark your line in 100 ft intervals too.
     
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  12. The Dr.

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    Good stuff. Always a different/better way to do things.
     
  13. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks for the intel and sharing the bridle method. Going to give it a shot on the NLA leaving tonight.
    IMG_20190604_110751.jpg
     
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  14. picasso

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    On our trip, the Skipper said the latest thing was a big treble on the back, w/ the two assists on top...
     
  15. Imbigdave

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    I use a piece of hollow about 8.5 inches long and it makes a loop about 2inches or so long.
    The circle without a leader in the first pic is like 7/0 to 9/0 and even getting bit on the wind ends up in the corner of their mouth.
    The circle on the leader is a 12/0 and i have some 16/0s i will be using.
     
  16. Imbigdave

    Imbigdave Old school

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    I have a bunch of lures rigged with just the braid loop and leave the circle hook attached to my flouro, pretty easy switching.
     
  17. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thats a much better idea, dang, tempted to cut em off but already hit with a dab of glue.
     
  18. c-nut

    c-nut Fishing addict

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  19. Imbigdave

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    We did Cnut, only now i am upto 17 bft for the season
     
  20. Imbigdave

    Imbigdave Old school

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    No glue needed and i have not cast nor yoyo'd a bridled jig off of its circle hook yet.
     
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