Stickbait for tuna

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  1. Jiggermeister

    Jiggermeister Well-Known "Member"

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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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    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.
     
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    the orignal shimano orca are good stickbaits too

     
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    I like the Nomad Riptide sinking stickbaits.
     
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    Daiwa dorado sliders are good ones too
     
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    They're not 140g, they're 140mm. 140g would be nearly 5oz.
     
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    Yeah. Correction. 140mm. Not 140 grams. Still a decent castable lure
     
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    Aren’t the dorado sliders very hard to find?
     
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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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    Halco 130 Max
     
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    Salty Water Tackle has everything you need. Worth every penny you spend
     
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    I get them online, the prices can be all over the place but if you look around you can find them for about $20
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    The 5 1/2" dorado sliders go for $20
     
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    replace trebles with inline singles
     
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    And replace the split rings.
     
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    how do you fish stick baits ???

    Cast and reel or ???
     
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    Cast, sweep and wind, repeat.
     
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