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Old 09-12-2010, 09:35 AM
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Default Best wahoo lures for Downrigger?

I am thinking about buying the Black Bart wahoo pack and was wondering what everyone thinks about running these if they have them.

I'll be using two downriggers.

I have the billy baits and some other feathers. I will be trolling arounf 7 knots.

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Re-think that. Black Barts are excellent lures (I have a few), but they're not for downriggers/planners. They're best used at 7-9knots off flatlines and your outriggers; which is too fast for most downriggers (the blowback will keep you from getting the baits down where you want them).

Targeting wahoo using downriggers/planners, think medium ballyhoo and Iland lures for skirts. Rig the 'hoo using 3-4' of #7 wire and a 7/0 or 8/0 Mustad 3212 hook and then cover with a black & red or black & purple Ilander Jr. Connect the leader to your main line with a double ring ball bearing snap swivel.

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Prop - thank you for the tips. I will try that for sure.
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Use heavy trolling weights
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Purpl/black Maurader
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lots of good ways to catch wahoo below the surface...
-Downriggers
-2 lb. trolling weights
-Planers

i like naked ilanders or large clark spoons behind my planers
a medium yozuri bonita on a long leader behind the 2 pound inline weight is deadly too
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lots of good ways to catch wahoo below the surface...
-Downriggers
-2 lb. trolling weights
-Planers

i like naked ilanders or large clark spoons behind my planers
a medium yozuri bonita on a long leader behind the 2 pound inline weight is deadly too
I agree with all of this... I've also had good success including a horse ballyhoo under a large ilander on the wire line when trolling for dolphin (slow speed). For high speed, naked ilanders or draggin eyes lures (usually either blue/white or black/purple), yozuri bonita, or wahoo wackers are all very effective...
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All sounds good. If i was running 2 subsurface baits. one would be a large spoon. I have always had great luck with these on Wahoo.

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Red/Black Maurader.
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Purple and black CD-26 rapala, orange and black Yozuri bonita, same thing in purple and blk............and then look out
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I've got a brand new old salty #16 planer I am trying to sell if you are interested
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purple/black seawitch with a big ballyhoo seems to work pretty well
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Maruaders are good. So are Braids.
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Got 2 minutes? Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcU4A...layer_embedded

Works on the wahoo for us out here.

Good luck, tight lines.
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Maruaders are good. So are Braids.
Thought they were Braid Mauraders?
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Braid Mauraders would work well!!!
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Thought they were Braid Mauraders?

Yea i think so to. Mauraders are good. The archer bars mentioned above work great. The big catchy tackle lure with the spinning fins.
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Blue/white, blue/purple Islander with strip or pink seawitch with strip. Both rigged with double hooks. Use rubber bands instead of a release clip.
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Got 2 minutes? Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcU4A...layer_embedded

Works on the wahoo for us out here.

Good luck, tight lines.
Spreader bars maybe great elsewhere but in S. Florida there is so much weed in the water they are not worth it.
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