Stickbait for tuna

Jiggermeister

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I’ve been seeing a lot more people throwing stickbaits on the tuna when they’re on top. Any advice on brand, size, and retrieval to get bit. Also what hooks are you changing the stocks out for, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
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PoolMan

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8' sabot #69
I just got some of the Colt Sniper sinking stickbaits (140 grams) and changed out the hooks. Be sure to check action before and after changeout. These really need a hook in front and in back. I was going to swap for assist hooks (front or middle) but it screwed up the action way bad. Ended up going with 2 singles (one front and one rear). Swims good that way. These baits do swim too. Not just a straight line action.
 

RideHPD

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I just got some of the Colt Sniper sinking stickbaits (140 grams) and changed out the hooks. Be sure to check action before and after changeout. These really need a hook in front and in back. I was going to swap for assist hooks (front or middle) but it screwed up the action way bad. Ended up going with 2 singles (one front and one rear). Swims good that way. These baits do swim too. Not just a straight line action.
They're not 140g, they're 140mm. 140g would be nearly 5oz.
 

PoolMan

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8' sabot #69
Yeah. Correction. 140mm. Not 140 grams. Still a decent castable lure
 

carterantebi

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Oct 9, 2016
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I’ve been fishing the bigger coltsniper stickbaits as well as the Daiwa SP minnows, both sinking.
 
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Day0ne

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hucklongfin

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Jul 3, 2003
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The 5 1/2" dorado sliders go for $20
 

johnny_bass

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replace trebles with inline singles