For the sardine bait, and bouncing fish this way, they are typically using something like an Owner Gorilla, 3/0 to 5/0. It's a very thick wire hook (same as used on 200 lb yellowfin).That was my first thought... It looks like the bait is a bit larger than what we're used to as well so larger hooks would be natural.
The experienced long range deckhands & skippers have this down pat. You should see them do the same with an Avet 50 SDS; it's a work of art.Wow, just wow.
Penn Senators getting the job done!
Gonna have to learn how to pull line off spool as I'm casting a bait. Fascinating.
Hay Jeff! It's all your fault that I went on the AA. Speaking of Taro...for others watching the video....he's the one who has that stance....like a batting stance....as soon as the fish hits he is pulling hard...not letting the head turn. That's the key. You can see on one fish where the head went the other way...he buttons down the drag...and the hook pulls.Hey Mark. That's a good video and really makes me jealous that I haven't been able to go the last two years. I see Taro and Bobby. They are a great crew for sure. The best in my opinion.
Andy, here's an example of the hooks that would be used. From right to left... 4/0 Owner Gorilla, then 3/0 of same. For size comparison, next is #1 then #4 Owner Flyliner. One could use the big hooks if you have some 5 - 6 inch chovies in the tank , and butt hook them.I need them hooks....