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October 23, 2017 6:10 am EST
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Favorite Wahoo Bait? Reply with quote

What's some of your favorite wahoo baits, lures and colors? Let's get back to talking fishing.

I'll start. I tend to like using lighter colors like a chartreuse/green sea witch over a medium ballyhoo on top and darker colors like red/black or purple black islander over a medium ballyhoo down deep.
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for starting this topic! I cant add to it do to never being able to make it to the stream BUT now I will be able to and hope to get into some of that stream fishing! Iv got the rod and reels for it, now I just need to figure out what to pull and this should help from what others pull. As of now I only have a couple chuggers and sea witches I bought at a boat show lol  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue/crystal sea witch crystal sea witch up top a white drone spoon down deep.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rapala magnum and a halco max while resetting drifts
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By far my best two bait combinations have been a blue/white Islander medium hoo on WWB and red/black sea witch medium hoo on my planer rod.  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black/red black/orange black/purple blue/white witches over a medium hoo. Orange braid marauder.  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have caught a bunch on a black and purple bwc jag....

you can guarantee at least one of those on a rigger and one Carolina blue mini jag on the planer rod
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my all time favorite lure. If there's a hoo lurking, he goes for it.  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice simple Drone Spoon, has caught more than one boat load.  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WildCard wrote:
A nice simple Drone Spoon, has caught more than one boat load.


X2 ... caught quite a few studs over the years running a drone deep ... plus don't have to re-bait on misses ...
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WildCard wrote:
A nice simple Drone Spoon, has caught more than one boat load.


X2 ... caught quite a few studs over the years running a drone deep ... plus don't have to re-bait on misses ...
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size spoon are you using? Are you using a trolling planer for it also? Or just pulling on the surface?  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xplosive wrote:
What size spoon are you using? Are you using a trolling planer for it also? Or just pulling on the surface?


3 1/2's work plenty good. They work with trolling weights or planers. Wind on bridle's or not. Pretty much a rock solid item to have in your arsenal. There have been many days that those are our "meat" baits. On a side note, the owner of the company (Lev) I believe is the grandson of the fella that first hammered out one of these baits back in the 1920's if memory serves me right. There are a few do's and don'ts, with these spoons but nothing beyond common sense. Keep it simple, hooks sharp and they will catch. Frank
  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pink and white, and purple and black wahinis and purple bling jags. Also red head,white skirt 2oz jag aka red headed slut. Never a trip that one of these doesn't produce. On the wahinis, I like to run them 3 and 3 and see what color is preferred. Then I run all baits the color of choice for the day. Pink usually out fishes purple and black, I don't know why!  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks WildCard  
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont go offshore and not have a yozuri bonita out either on a planer or way back in center. I use the 10 inchers (the big ones) either purple/black or orange.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crystal Witch with a little flash on a Ballyhoo on the planer. It has saved several trips. I've also had pretty good luck with a solid pink one up top too. Not sure it really matters when you are on them.  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like mentioned above crystal witch planer little flash..I like a purple head sail
lure on rigger with 1/4 0z lead, not pulling slow for hoo, pushing it as fast as baits will allow, reason for small lead on sail lure..pop and dig..jr islander on long line and of course Blue/white witch.. keep it simple..
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am hoping to give the wahoo a shot this weekend for the first time. I have about every lure possible from rubber chuggers to many sea wiches. I will run ballyhoo obviously. I dont have some baitless lures as well. My main question is speed...... I am thinking of around the 5 to 7 knots. depending on the conditions  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vanetta.. Dont worry about "shown" speed and rpm's. Make your baits swim with good rigging..You will be higher than that 5-7 knots, in my oponion for wahoo..  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scooba wrote:
Like mentioned above crystal witch planer little flash..I like a purple head sail
lure on rigger with 1/4 0z lead, not pulling slow for hoo, pushing it as fast as baits will allow, reason for small lead on sail lure..pop and dig..jr islander on long line and of course Blue/white witch.. keep it simple..


Those look like they've seen lots of teeth. wtg
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like those lures have seen some sea monsters.
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