Trolling lures bring them or leave them?

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  1. floydlpackard

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    i have booked my first long range trip on the intrepid Oct 5th. I will be flying and will be using the boats loaner gear. I have 5 medium original yozuri marauders in colors that were good in their day ( purple/black, orange/black, Toni the tiger). I also have some trolling jets with different skirts.and some Rapala xrap 20s and 30s. Should I bring them or use the boats trolling lures?

    I don't have any of the newer gear like intruders, catchy spinners etc. I will be bringing two Plano boxes with some jigs, hooks, sabiki rigs and a little lead. What ever I don't have I'll buy on the boat and just make do.

    I have been using this site to make packing lists. I can't bring the kitchen sink but if it would help I would bring it.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Illkeepfishing

    Illkeepfishing Long Range Sportfishing Enthusiast

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    I say take them. If you don't have space for them in your checked luggage, you can always ship them ahead to the landing. Good luck on your trip. Charles.
     
  3. Squid Sammich

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    Those are still good lures and colors, take 'em!
     
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  4. Brad I

    Brad I Common Sense Isn't Common Enough

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    Hi Floyd,

    I'm on that trip too and looking forward to it!

    Kind of a tough question--if you've got good lures, you'll want to use them. But rig them in advance so that they can be clipped to the boat gear as easily as possible--the deckhands may not want to deal with removing the boat lures, adding yours, and then reversing that after a stop, and you could also lose trolling time while re-rigging while the other trollers already have their lures in the water.

    Brad
     
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  5. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    At the very least, pick your two favorites and bring them. If they're not rigged, ask the crew to do that for you. Hopefully, one of the guys on the trolling team ahead of yours will be using his own trolling outfit.

    With the crew's blessing, as soon as the trolling rigs are set, cut off the lure from one of the boat rods and tie on one of yours. When your turn comes drop in and fish it. Then, either let the next guy use it or cut it off and put it back the way you found it.

    Of course, best case scenario is that the boat can loan you a trolling outfit.

    Stoked for you that you get to go. :)
     
  6. Shooter

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    Leave that stuff home............the boat rigs are good to go and usually have those Maraders already rigged up. Life can be real easy on the Intrepid. Have a good time
     
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    I'd say bring them. I was on the RP last year and they had boat rods to use but no lures. You had to have your own marauders or troll something else you might have brought along. They had lost all of their loaners earlier in the season.
     
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  8. Fishybuzz

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    They didn't get more????? I'm sure Frank can afford it….LOL

    That is weird…..but in that case better pack some….
     
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    Frank wasn't on this trip. But I think they lost quite a few on earlier trips. At 40.00 a pop it gets expensive. I always bring my own. Sometimes the boat ones don't swim well after being hit a lot. You don't have bring all 5, but 2 of your favorites would be good.
     
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    For my 2 cents I'd say bring your favorite 2 yozuri's, but the Intrepid also has lots of boat trolling rods and lures.
     
  11. floydlpackard

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    So if I bring two yozuris should I leave the skirted jets heads and xraps behind?
     
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    I have had good luck with only very heavy skirted lures, 26oz Catchy's, 20oz old Tady's and large Japanese heads. If they're light(12oz) I don't know if I'd bring them. I think the bonitas are your best bet.
    The X-raps other skirted lures would be great for tuna and dorado.
     
  13. Brad I

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    Those would be the ones I'd be most likely to bring because they are different from the standard marauder and sometimes different is what gets bit.
     
  14. otownjoe

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    Its nice to have your own when there is one lure that seems to be the hot lure.don't have to fight over it.and like Brad said something different can be the ticket especially when the bites slow.
     
  15. floydlpackard

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    Looks like I will try to bring them and some 300 lb fluoro for re-rigging on the trip down. Thanks for the input.
     
  16. stairman

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    Take your lures and hit them with a rasp file then tell them they get bit good
     
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    You're five days in front of me. Please leave some fish behind for the late folk.
    Good luck amigo!
     
  18. Brad I

    Brad I Common Sense Isn't Common Enough

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    Leaving fish behind is rarely a problem for me :D

    Good luck and have fun Solomon.
     
  19. Abaco

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    Yeah, take them. Should you get into trolling near/for wahoos you'll want them.
     
  20. Baller

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    I would take 2 just to be safe...
     

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