Trolling tips?

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  1. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm going to be heading out on Tuesday hunting for some yellows. Never really dedicated myself to trolling. I've tried it, but never stuck with it. Probably because I really don't know what I'm doing.

    So any tips on which trolling lures to purchase?

    Also, I'd appreciate some tips on how far they should be out from the boat, speed, and any other helpful tips?

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Pretty hard to beat an xrap 30 for yellows. On a small boat, one in each corner is most manageable.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, who makes that Robert?

    Nevermind, Google is my friend. Tanks!
     
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    Also, I plan on using a 7' 50# stick with a Talica 12ii. Is that cool?
     
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    That should be fine.

    Once you find fish, sometimes its better to switch to slow-trolling bait.
     
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    Troll speed about 7-7.5 kt... careful with diving jigs as they will fly out of the h20 and can injure anything in their path.. cedar plug in natural or purple seem to get bit..
     
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    Flat line clips are your friend if you don’t already have them.
     
  8. r8rs4lf

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    Explain?
     
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    For YFT and most local pelagics, a cedar plug is always in my spread. I personally like small jet heads and daisy chains, but a mean joe green and black and purple zuker will work just as well. Plain Cedar down the middle and the feathers on the corner. Third wake back. 7-8 knots.
     
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    Flat line clips are for keeping your line lower to the water. Attachment points can vary, but you want it low to the water line on your boat (swimstep, a cleat,etc) your line goes to the clip rather than straight off the tip of the rod. They help keep lures or slow trolled baits under the surface. Here’s a link.

    https://aftco.com/products/roller-troller-flat-line-clips
     
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    Alex, by yellows i assumed you meat yellowtail right? If so I stand by my advice, if you meant yellowfin, then I don't like the plugs nearly as much, mainly for safety reasons.
     
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    Yes, yellowtail.
     
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    I thought you were talking tuna. for Yellow Tails.

    I still would use the Cedar plug down the middle, but I would go to a deep diving lure on the corners.
     
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    First yellowtail I caught on my boat was trolling a cedar plug along the kelp line heading into San Diego bay.
     
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    Rapala X-Rap Magnums kick ass and catch just about any type of predatory fish. I would try different sizes ( 15,20,30 ) on 60 lb line max, at 3-5 mph. Slower for the bigger ones. Drop back about 40 feet away and make sure your rod tip is vibrating as that indicates the lures are tracking straight and swimming correctly. Hope this helps

    Scott
     
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