Old 08-25-2019, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
So you had 10 short strikes on 11 baits? What kind of rigs are you using?
I did, I'm using pin rigs with 7/0 3407 hooks which have a pretty long shank, but I dont know that an 8/0 would have even helped other than 2 or 3 were rightttt up on the hook so maybe a size up would have but still a lot short. I don't think this would have been a problem with dolphin but in wahoo or kingfish they usually hit the tail and when I buy pre-rigged ballyhoo for fishing the reefs for wahoo or kings I always buy double hook so I never really realized how far back they hit since everything is mangled when it gets to the boat. The ballyhoo are not horse but they are pretty big, maybe I just need to go up to a 9/0 for overkill to test or maybe my first day of rigging my own was just an odd day