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sidescan sonar for fishing Key Largo weedlines??

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sidescan sonar for fishing Key Largo weedlines??

Old 06-05-2016, 06:53 PM
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Default sidescan sonar for fishing Key Largo weedlines??


I have been wondering whether I could effectively use sidescan sonar on my 25' Seacraft to fish the weedlines off the coast of Key Largo this summer for Mahi and other pelagics. We have trolled the weedlines for many years with decent success. Seems to me like it would be a lot of fun to locate the target fish and either pitch live baits to them instead of trolling by, or if we were to find a school, chum/chunk to them, maybe even get some good fly rod action.

Has anyone tried this?

Many thanks,
Old 06-06-2016, 04:21 AM
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I'm a big fan of sidescan. While that sounds like a cool application for it, that's not really its strength. It's designed more for hard targets trolling fairly slowly. It does pick up larger individual fish as little blips but for dolphin you'd be better off fast trolling the weedlines with artificials until you get a bight. Then pitch out your chunks, live baits or flies.

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