San Diego popper/jig sizes and leader????

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  1. Pjstevko

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    I might be headed out on a 1.5 day trip in a week and need some current local info on the popper scene out of SD right now.....
    Poppers:
    What size/color poppers have been producing?
    What # test leader is recommended?
    Will 4x strength trebles hold up ok or switch to 6/0 VMC singles?

    Jigs:
    What length/size coltsnipers?
    What # test leader for flatfalls/coltsnipers?
    What about stickbaits????

    Thanks

    PJ
     
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    The 135 Halco Roosta popper in 135 blue colors and 60 to 100g white and silver Coltsnipper
    130 lb flouro leader WFO
     
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    Poppers:
    What size/color poppers have been producing? 6" poppers are fine
    What # test leader is recommended? If fishing for small YFT 40 lb test
    Will 4x strength trebles hold up ok or switch to 6/0 VMC singles? YFT stock is fine

    Jigs:
    What length/size coltsnipers? YFT 100 gram
    What # test leader for flatfalls/coltsnipers? YFT 40
    What about stickbaits???? YFT prob work well
     
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    Color, size, not as important as a properly placed cast in a good bite. Go get a couple poppers. Make some Long casts, put a popper in front of a tunas face, it will get bit. Have fun! Popper fishing is nothing but fun.
     
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    6A668999-6A03-4AAD-A8FC-25A2C31FC57B.jpeg Halco 135
     
  6. Pjstevko

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    I just ordered that exact popper a day before you posted....Thx!
     
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    Anything that displaces water
     
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    Small 4" poppers worked for me. I used the little Yozuri and a buddy used the small Halco.

    Easiest way to sort out the skippies is popping all day.
     
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    Yeah I don't want to keep any skippies so i'll gladly throw poppers all day!
     
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    Last trip my buddy was on, the skippies were eating the popper. My last trip only yft were eating it, it changes everyday but a popper fish is always more fun than a bait or jig fish.
     
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    I agree 1000% I'd much rather fish lures/jigs than mess around with bait....I hate using bait....
     
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    Sometimes bait is all they want. I’d have to say from experience that popper Fishing is sooo exhausting and then to make contact and have to pull, beat. I remember in Kauai it was a
    200-300 day cast, working the popper.
     
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    More people fishing bait just gives us more room to fish artificials.

    Too each their own.

    I'd rather make 100 casts for 5 fish then soaking bait for 10 fish in same time period.
     
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    I'm with you!
     

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