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Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Voych, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Voych

    Voych Newbie

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    Friday

    Launched out of oside, found plenty of schools at 209. Emptied our full scoop by 11.
    Breaking tuna would dive out of casting distance but lots of sonar marks after we shut down and chummed.

    One short bit on 15# fouro to 20#mono. Broke at knot. Used uni to uni. That failed immediately. How are people tying their light flouro on?

    0/8 this year. Hopefully I'll be 1/9 by thanksgiving?
     
  2. Mocruz1200

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    so much faster than uni to uni, and i havent had it fail. works on everything from finesse bass setups, to #60 yoyo setups
     
  3. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    I use the Sea guar Knot ,and I Pull it tight while its Still
    in my Mouth, since I have been doing it that way, I've
    had good Luck with it, and its real quick and easy.
     
  4. tuner

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    I fish braid to fluorocarbon and use the modified Albright. Hooks are tied with the Rapala loop knot. Both knots should break beyond 80% of rated line strength.

    I fish Seaguar premier flouro, the strength to diameter and stretch is very good. The "20lb" line breaks near 30lbs.
     
  5. alglaser

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    Hang in there, I was 0 for the freakin year until yesterday. They're out there and you will find them biting! You're due!
     
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  6. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    SEAGUAR KNOT all the way, has never failed me yet. FYI LOL
     
  7. FatBoy4130

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    Oh Man I feel your pain, Lost several Do 's and Yellow T's to those dang uni's this summer, Went to the R.P knot and Bada bing now I'm getting my hook back when I loose fish :)

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Tunacious

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    For light flouro to mono connections I've had good results from a 6 turn Surgeons Knot...moisten well.
     
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  9. Rimack

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    X 2 on surgeons knot for fluro to mono... I use 3 turns and done!
    RP knot for spectra to fluro or mono
     
  10. DH10

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    Modified Albright. Faster to tie and stronger than uni to uni. Tiny knot that will not hang up on the guides too....
     
  11. spongehead

    spongehead "ONE FISH AT A TIME"

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    Sending a prayer for ya hope you catch from Gods plenty. I use the uni to uni for spectra to mono then surgeons knot to fluoro and san diego to hook. But really its whatever knot you feel comfortable with whichever one just take your time and pull slowly after wetting. Tied properly most of the popular ones are good. This year has been pretty weird ive had strange breaks in my fluoro and connections and even an owner ring which broke on dines! Then i go last wednesday same knots same fluoro same hooks and i get blessed with 2 40+ lb bft and hand off 2 with no breaks. Go figure... God finally giving me a little peace in this dismal year. (oh had one break in fluoro as i frivously tried 25lb mono fluoro on a long soak big fish and tight drag either that or get spooled)
     
  12. Zeuser

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    X3 on surgeons knot. tests the highest so far.
     
  13. Voych

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    Looks like I'll be working on my surgeons knot!

    Also, we chummed our school for about 90 min w no bite. How long do u chum a school before moving on?
     
  14. spongehead

    spongehead "ONE FISH AT A TIME"

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    I usually chum not that long cuase of bait limitations but with the many sporties ive been on they normally dont stay pass 30min soaking a bait unless its a plunker bite.
     

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