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Old 10-22-2010, 02:36 PM
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Default How fast do I troll for 'Hoos?

I'm gonna be about 35-40 miles South of DI Sunday hitting a few new spots for Snapper/Aj. The wrecks are about 1-1.5 miles apart and I wanted to troll between them. I know wahoo are caught at this range, I just dont know much about catching them. Any advise appreciated. Thanks!!
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depends on the lures
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In my own limited experience ( probably only caught a few dozen, but experimented a lot), I think you can probably troll just about as fast as you want, as long as the lures look and act like food to a wahoo.

The wahoo can catch them. No fooling.
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Do I troll them all on top, or one behind planer? All behind planer? What are some good lures?
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Do I troll them all on top, or one behind planer? All behind planer? What are some good lures?
The most widely used way to target wahoo is high speed trolling. I make high speed trolling sinkers that are used for wahoo trolling and the best advice I can give as far as speed goes is to troll as fast as you can where you can keep your lure in the water.

Now depending on the gear you have and the weight you can pull it will decide how fast you can go. I make from 16 oz. up to a 96 oz. trolling sinker. Yes, a 96 oz. which is a 6 lb. trolling sinker. I had new molds made to make an 80 oz. & 96 oz. trolling sinker because my 64 oz. became very popular but hardcore wahoo fisherman and tournament teams wanted heavier trolling weights to be able to go faster. I know of several teams that troll 25+ knts.

Now they have the gear to do it but most people won't so you would troll a 16 oz. to 32 oz. trolling sinker for the most part. As far as the best lures go I sell the Wahoo King lures and some others. The Wahoo King lure is used by top wahoo tournament teams as well as many hardcore wahoo fishermen. They are not cheap lures but they work. They are not cheap knock offs or china made crap. They are hand made here in Miami. You can check out the wahoo trolling packages I have for sell on THT by clicking the link below. I also have a economy package that will work as well and if you scroll down the thread you will see it also.

The packages will get you going with a lure, trolling sinker, and shock leader.

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run a inline lead... 12 oz 14 oz 16 oz... depending on speed traveling...
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Do I troll them all on top, or one behind planer? All behind planer? What are some good lures?
no planers, you need some high speed jet heads with trolling weights in front of some and no weights in front of the others, i usually pull between 10 and 15 kts when im strictly fishing for hooos but dont take my word for it b/c a havent caught one all year
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From all i've read about high speed trolling, the trolling sinker gets hit just as much as the lure if not more. Maybe we should put a hook on the trolling sinker and forget about the high $$ lure.
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Trolled them as high as 21 knots today, but, no takers.

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Thanks for all the responses guys. If yall ever need advice on catching snapper let me know. Those things just seem to stick to the ice chest whenever the boat is in the water.
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From all i've read about high speed trolling, the trolling sinker gets hit just as much as the lure if not more. Maybe we should put a hook on the trolling sinker and forget about the high $$ lure.
Thats a novel idea
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1-1.5 miles is a short troll. Put a couple of Mann 30+ out and troll about 6 knots. If your trolling a long way you might want to use the fast trolling methods.
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