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Old 08-10-2018, 02:11 PM
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Looking to target both red snapper and wahoo tomorrow, normally we would troll for while then finish out the day on the bottom but in looking at the solunar tables and seeing the major period from noon-3pm and the forecast calling for the wind to pick up throughout the day I’m thinking of doing it the other way around, hit the bottom for a couple/few hours or until we get our snappers and then troll the rest of the day. I’ve noticed trolling seems to be more affected by the solunar stuff than bottom fishing and of the conditions do kick up some like forecasted would rather be trolling than bottom fishing when it’s rougher. What do y’all think? Any intel in general on whether the bite the last few days has been earlier or later?
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:25 PM
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generally speaking the wahoo bite is solid if they are there at first light for a few hours. With that being said I would drag baits for them first, snapper from my experience will eat 99%of the time.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:37 PM
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When's the tide change?
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:23 PM
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I troll looking for the good bottom and hit it once I get a feel for where the fish are in an area. If the wahoo are hungry they will hit by then usually... Then fish the bottom. (Always look around your numbers to look for concentrations, so might as well have a chance to catch a fish with looking.

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