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Old 04-07-2019, 05:06 AM
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Fished the Firefighters Tournament out of Boynton yesterday. A few heartbreakers early but we managed to finally boat a little wahoo that was good for 4th place. 47 pound king took first place overall. Weeds were tough inside 300. Trolling was miserable. Lots of guys ran out deep and did well on dolphin a 32 pounder was weighed with a bunch more in the mid 20s. Fun day for a good cause.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:03 AM
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Went out yesterday from sun up until about noon. Was determined to get some dolphin since freezer was getting empty. Since reports stated that they were between 500 and 800 the goal was to make it out there and find some weedlines. Trolling south I picked up one phin in about 350 feet in front of Juno pier but instead of staying around that debt I decided to keep going deeper. Made it out all the way to 800plus without a single knockdown. Turned around at Lakeworth inlet and came back to 90 feet, then trolled north over the reef until I reached Jupiter inlet, at which point I had enough and turned towards the inlet. Picked up another phin in about 115' on the way in, and figured there might be more so I circled a couple of times but to no avail. Headed back in after a slow morning.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:03 AM
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Saw FWC and PBSO go flying .intercoastal towards Jupiter yesterday afternoon. Any word on that?
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Old 04-10-2019, 04:11 PM
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Sails still around right outside the Boynton inlet (hooked up on monsters Saturday and this morning). Kings both Saturday and today if anyone cares about them

Decent dolphin have been in close inside 400 (our biggest Saturday was all the way in 130) but the west wind must have taken them out, no sight of any dolphin this morning even out 10 miles chumming several good promising looking weed patches.

The good news is I was able to troll all morning without clearing lines with the west wind taking all the seaweed out lol.

All caught on random skirted ballyhoo (they have hit about everything), even caught a shark trolling today which I don't ever have happen dragging bait
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Old 04-10-2019, 04:39 PM
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by taymag View Post
Sails still around right outside the Boynton inlet (hooked up on monsters Saturday and this morning). Kings both Saturday and today if anyone cares about them

Decent dolphin have been in close inside 400 (our biggest Saturday was all the way in 130) but the west wind must have taken them out, no sight of any dolphin this morning even out 10 miles chumming several good promising looking weed patches.

The good news is I was able to troll all morning without clearing lines with the west wind taking all the seaweed out lol.

All caught on random skirted ballyhoo (they have hit about everything), even caught a shark trolling today which I don't ever have happen dragging bait
I also had a shark hit while I was trolling skirted ballyhoos Small shark two times in the last two weeks have never had that happen before
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:19 PM
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Last year I caught a big shark, took 1.5 hours to land. Green skirt bally.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:34 AM
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Fished yesterday afternoon. Strong west wind but the bite was good. Picked up some much needed Bonitas for strips and a few kings on the troll. They are def showing up in numbers.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:27 AM
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You guys catching kings on the troll do you have any wire or what is your leader made of? I usually use clear 50 or 80lb flouro leaders maybe 6 ft long straight to the hook but wondering if these kings will bite off.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:32 AM
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You guys catching kings on the troll do you have any wire or what is your leader made of? I usually use clear 50 or 80lb flouro leaders maybe 6 ft long straight to the hook but wondering if these kings will bite off.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
You guys catching kings on the troll do you have any wire or what is your leader made of? I usually use clear 50 or 80lb flouro leaders maybe 6 ft long straight to the hook but wondering if these kings will bite off.

It's not a terrible idea to add a small, may 6" piece of wire to all baits just in case. On a troll I don't think line shyness is really an issue. It doesn't need to be anything special, just whatever you normally would use for wire. I use regular wire leader but I'd like to look into the braided stuff.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:32 AM
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Jheii,
Itís pretty rare for me to catch a king on my surface baits so I generally donít worry about using wire on the surface. I do catch plenty on the planer. I have used titanium for the planer but now I use fluoro leader with long shank hooks. These hooks are great for bonita strips which is all I use. Texasblue here on THT sells them. His website is blueactiontackle.com if you want to check it out. Nice guy also.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
You guys catching kings on the troll do you have any wire or what is your leader made of? I usually use clear 50 or 80lb flouro leaders maybe 6 ft long straight to the hook but wondering if these kings will bite off.
I use wire on everything except my daisy chains
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It's not a terrible idea to add a small, may 6" piece of wire to all baits just in case. On a troll I don't think line shyness is really an issue. It doesn't need to be anything special, just whatever you normally would use for wire. I use regular wire leader but I'd like to look into the braided stuff.
I think a lot of fish are def leader shy on the troll. Kings prolly not so much but Iím not using 40 pound mono on my wahoo rigs cause i like hand lining em on light line. Iím doing it cause it gets wayyyy more bites. Just gotta know how to hide the wire in the skirt.
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by flfJack View Post

I use wire on everything except my daisy chains

I think a lot of fish are def leader shy on the troll. Kings prolly not so much but Iím not using 40 pound mono on my wahoo rigs cause i like hand lining em on light line. Iím doing it cause it gets wayyyy more bites. Just gotta know how to hide the wire in the skirt.

I'm just learning so I'm asking but with a bait moving at that speed creating that much commotion, you think a short, maybe 6" piece of wire to the hook makes a difference? Even if the rest of your leader is a long 40lb flouro? And like you pointed out, most of that wire would be behind the head/skirt of the lure. I use a lot of small daisy chains too and don't have any wire, and honestly don't take the time to wire everything but I was thinking it wouldn't be an issue on most larger baits, with or without a ballyhoo behind it.
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Great to see how others are doing it. Those long shank hooks with that wire for the strips are great, I picked a bunch up from RJ Boyle and they add a swivel at the top of the hook too. Will check out what TexasBlue has.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:35 PM
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Ray's Offshore has the long shank hooks now too. Ray sold the business. New owner is a great guy.

Also, use longer leader than 6'.

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Great to see how others are doing it. Those long shank hooks with that wire for the strips are great, I picked a bunch up from RJ Boyle and they add a swivel at the top of the hook too. Will check out what TexasBlue has.
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Originally Posted by Anyhoo View Post
Ray's Offshore has the long shank hooks now too. Ray sold the business. New owner is a great guy.

Also, use longer leader than 6'.
Much closer! Thank you. How long do you suggest for the leaders? I was doing 12 to 15 ft but found myself reeling up to the swivel then all that leader, gaffing, keep it away from the motor, etc single handed was interesting. Or it may just time to pony up and do wind ons.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:02 PM
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Just got in from the Ledge. Weed everywhere, blowing pretty good. Caught a small king, a medium mahi both bump trolling gogs. Then hit a rock pile in 30' for a medium king and a bluefish. Shallowest King I ever caught.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:59 PM
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Probably going Saturday . tried my friend but he's busy. Was hoping he'd come cause I had my neck injected and probably shouldn't go solo. Oh well, not first time I've gone against orders. Space available. 😁
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