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I'm making some custom Wahoo bombs for the coming 14 day trip. Asking those that have been out and those going out soon, what are the colors currently working and you favorite go too colors.
 
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It’s been a few weeks since I was out but I got hookups on green and on purple. If you go to the rocks hopefully the sharks back off from what we experienced.
 
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I'm making some custom Wahoo bombs for the coming 14 day trip. Asking those that have been out and those going out soon, what are the colors currently working and you favorite go too colors.
Look around, if you see 15 guys throwing green bombs, fish something another color. If you're on the ridge or Alijos, try something with some pink in it. My 10 day trip leaving November 4th, I'm going to be test driving my new Accurate 600xn tern. 52.7 inches per turn of the handle. On paper it looks like a stellar bomb reel! Probably too fast for jigs, depending on how fast you are able to crank. Got it filled with 80# Izor solid spectra, 40 yards of Izor clear 50# mono. Than a 3 foot piece of 130# High seas floro crimped to the bomb or jig! They start going W.F.O, I have wired up replacement soldiers!
 
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Look around, if you see 15 guys throwing green bombs, fish something another color. If you're on the ridge or Alijos, try something with some pink in it. My 10 day trip leaving November 4th, I'm going to be test driving my new Accurate 600xn tern. 52.7 inches per turn of the handle. On paper it looks like a stellar bomb reel! Probably too fast for jigs, depending on how fast you are able to crank. Got it filled with 80# Izor solid spectra, 40 yards of Izor clear 50# mono. Than a 3 foot piece of 130# High seas floro crimped to the bomb or jig! They start going W.F.O, I have wired up replacement soldiers!
I've had a green and yellow catchy tackle spinner bomb in my arsenal for 3 years! It's a stock wired up bomb, it looks badass! I bought it at charkbait, I think with that accurate tern 600xn, I can make some hay, while the suns shining! With a high speed reel like that accurate, and the spinner blade ripping through the water, I think it could be a wahoo killer! I vowed on this trip, I'm going to fish it hard, grinding like a mad man possessed, and see what happens! For me, that's what makes wahoo fishing so fun! I dont like being a follower, I like experimenting! I fished DTX minnows, when there was pushback from some boats! Now it's probably the best wahoo trolling lure for San Diego long range anglers available today! I would tell long range fisherman, fish hard, dont do what everyone else is doing! When on the anchor in wahoo country, go up on the bow, most likely, you will be by yourself! And throw jigs and bombs! And grind them in like you mean it! I've caught all the 20 pound tuna I care to catch! But if you're at the ridge, you're gonna have the bow to yourself! You hook a wahoo, people will flood up there, cast a couple times, go back to the stern and soak another bait! When in wahoo country, I fish hard for wahoo!!!!
 
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I've had a green and yellow catchy tackle spinner bomb in my arsenal for 3 years! It's a stock wired up bomb, it looks badass! I bought it at charkbait, I think with that accurate tern 600xn, I can make some hay, while the suns shining! With a high speed reel like that accurate, and the spinner blade ripping through the water, I think it could be a wahoo killer! I vowed on this trip, I'm going to fish it hard, grinding like a mad man possessed, and see what happens! For me, that's what makes wahoo fishing so fun! I dont like being a follower, I like experimenting! I fished DTX minnows, when there was pushback from some boats! Now it's probably the best wahoo trolling lure for San Diego long range anglers available today! I would tell long range fisherman, fish hard, dont do what everyone else is doing! When on the anchor in wahoo country, go up on the bow, most likely, you will be by yourself! And throw jigs and bombs! And grind them in like you mean it! I've caught all the 20 pound tuna I care to catch! But if you're at the ridge, you're gonna have the bow to yourself! You hook a wahoo, people will flood up there, cast a couple times, go back to the stern and soak another bait! When in wahoo country, I fish hard for wahoo!!!!
Sorry for something near a double post! I just really like catching a wahoo!
 
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Green......or green as long as it is green.....lol

I have bombs in every color one can imagine...if i had to have just one color it would be green.....
I would never tell anyone, you should fish one color or another. Years ago it was blue and silver, twenty years ago, a green wahoo bomb would have sat on the shelf of a tackle store forever! I'm a advocate for a outside the box type thinking. Cant tell you how many times fellow anglers have asked me, you have any more of those pink and black bombs? You have any of more of those purple/ pink bombs! Always let the Wahoo tell you what they want! Every fish that swims, from bluegill, to giant Blue marlin , will tell you what there eating! You just gotta listen!
 
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I’ve had times where blue/pink was “the bomb”. Other times pink/silver. Most times it’s hard to beat a fast green.
 
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Green......or green as long as it is green.....lol

I have bombs in every color one can imagine...if i had to have just one color it would be green.....
Another vote for green, keep 2-3 ready to go at all times. Then have pink/black, orang/ black, and purple but I am liking salas 6x and 6x jars more and more if they are not biting green bombs.
 
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Take a look at Jimmy Bombs. The green colors have always worked best for me :)
Captain Jimmy makes probably my favorite bombs! Very Hydrodynamic! Easy to crank at a high speed, without wearing you out! Great color combos too! JRI makes makes great bombs too, with great color combos as well! I really like the direct tie bombs, you can rig them as you like! Cant go wrong with either one! In my opinion, a bomb that is more hydrodynamic, is a bomb you can crank faster, is a bomb you can fish longer, and not get tired of fishing after a few casts! Wahoo fishing involves a lot casting, and cranking like you're life depends on it! You really have to dedicate yourself to catching wahoo on jigs or bombs! I wish I could tell anglers, there is a easy way! But I'd be would lying!
 
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Look around, if you see 15 guys throwing green bombs, fish something another color. If you're on the ridge or Alijos, try something with some pink in it. My 10 day trip leaving November 4th, I'm going to be test driving my new Accurate 600xn tern. 52.7 inches per turn of the handle. On paper it looks like a stellar bomb reel! Probably too fast for jigs, depending on how fast you are able to crank. Got it filled with 80# Izor solid spectra, 40 yards of Izor clear 50# mono. Than a 3 foot piece of 130# High seas floro crimped to the bomb or jig! They start going W.F.O, I have wired up replacement soldiers!
I used that XN Tern 600 last month and it was great.
 
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Take a look at Jimmy Bombs. The green colors have always worked best for me :)

Here is the deal .....custom 6.75oz jet-head direct tie.....not available in the store.....my buddy and I had 100 heads made to our specs...

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I call this one Bill the Cat and it is available in stores.

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I'm making some custom Wahoo bombs for the coming 14 day trip. Asking those that have been out and those going out soon, what are the colors currently working and you favorite go too colors.
Post some photos of the custom Wahoo Bombs. Surprised no one asked yet...
 
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