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Old 07-18-2018, 07:38 PM
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Anyone pulling Stretches offshore for tuna/wahoo? If so, what hooks are you switching to if at all?
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:56 PM
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Yes pull Everytime and just keep the trebles
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:34 PM
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The fun thing you never know what is going to hit it caught mako wahoo mahi and big eye always have one in the wash on a flat line.
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Originally Posted by jg125 View Post
The fun thing you never know what is going to hit it caught mako wahoo mahi and big eye always have one in the wash on a flat line.
yes switch trebles and split rings . 4x strong owner trebles and # 9 or #10 split ring
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Originally Posted by bubba75 View Post
yes switch trebles and split rings . 4x strong owner trebles and # 9 or #10 split ring
Perfect, we are laying low this week but hope to have a couple in the spread next week. Thanks
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:15 AM
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As stated above switch the hooks out. I run a single hook up front and an Owner treble in the back. When you reel the lure in point the rod tip at the water and keep it within 6" of the water and crank slowly so it does not come back at the boat.

Have caught yfs and bigeyes. I also have lost 3 fish with them. Reels were screaming then came loose. Not sure how you lose a fish when fishing with trebles but buddy told me to start zip tying the front hook as when it is just dangling and gets hit it does not set correctly then against the stretchs body gets leverage to un-hook the fish. The bigeyes we caught with them inhaled them though and there was no way we were losing those fish short of a swivel failure or line chaffing from touching the boat or something else.

You have to run them as your flat line or in the center way out the back to the point where the line from the stretch 30 is touching the water behind your furthest lure in your spread. Do not even attempt to run them around other bars, lures, etc as you are asking for trouble because they track from side to side too much even when just going straight. Also, from time to time they will "Blow out" or wont track correctly so just bend/adjust the front eye/hook. I've been told the nomad brand ones track better and don't blow out so if you haven't ordered the stretch's yet may want to try those out.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:33 AM
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We run an offshore MirroLure diving plug that tracks really well and can be placed nearly anywhere in the spread without issue. Rated to dive to 15-20ft... These particular baits stay down up to about 6kts. with a 10ft. / 40lbs. fluorocarbon leader. Our experience thus far has been that nearly everything that swims in the deep is attracted to, and will eat, this style of lure. Give it a try on a slow day and get the feel for it... it just may become a staple of your standard spread. Fish On

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Old 07-19-2018, 02:34 PM
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I have pulled alot of lures, not many offshore.. Streaches do work ( for rockfish) but are very irriatic , especilly at speeds above 2.5 mph ( I have 20? but rarly use them-- agree the "blow out")
The rapalla magum does seem to track better at higher speed ..
Thank you for post! I hope to learn more about this -- also!
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:32 PM
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The tricky part with pulling a stretch is the drag on the reel. It takes alot to keep it from creeping but don't have so much that when the fish hits it blows the line apart.
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Thanks fellas, a lot of really great info here! I was looking at the magnums as well but I'll take a look at the other brands mentioned as well. I've heard the pink is a great color and there was a purple mackerel color that looked good too.
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Red Head white body is the ticket. Not sure why and the only thing I can remotely imagine it imitates is a squid that's head is "lit" up. One night trolling in the big eye hole we had 6 stretchs out of varying colors. The red head white body was only producer. Of the handful of bigeyes that we have caught on stretchs they all came from this color combo. Also when we have run them for yfs red head white body is only one I have ever caught yfs on. Might just be dumb luck but the pattern doesn't lie... After trolling the other colors around 10 different trips with no success red head/ white body is the only color we run if they are in our spread.
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Also take a look at the Nomad DTX minnows we have They are ready to go right out the box and the split rings and hooks are strong enough.

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I recently bought the Nomad DTX minnow (170 and 200) and ran them with the stock single hooks. I can’t say we caught anything but the lure looks good and tracks nice (no blow outs) in the flat line position as arbog suggested. I have mine rigged with 175# mono crimped to the lure. I also have used the Bomber X raps but haven’t had great luck with them running true all the time.
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Originally Posted by old hat View Post
I recently bought the Nomad DTX minnow (170 and 200) and ran them with the stock single hooks. I can’t say we caught anything but the lure looks good and tracks nice (no blow outs) in the flat line position as arbog suggested. I have mine rigged with 175# mono crimped to the lure. I also have used the Bomber X raps but haven’t had great luck with them running true all the time.
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Interesting thread. What about Stretch 25s? I have a bunch of them, but no 30s.
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Interesting thread. What about Stretch 25s? I have a bunch of them, but no 30s.
I'm currently pulling the DTX minnows and Rapalas. I do have some stretch 25s but heard they tend to blow out too easily. I'm sure they probably work fine just haven't tried them offshore. They always do great for stripers.
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I caught my 1st bluefin (50lb) tuna on a MirrorLure 113 @ the Twin Wrecks off of Ocean City many moons ago. Since then, have caught several more BFT, a wahoo, many mahi on Stretch 25's, 30's and similar diving plugs.
I hate dealing with treble hooks and usually replace with HD dual hooks on the larger diving plugs. Recommend, putting a diving plug out when trolling inside 30 fathoms off of Delmarva. Usually drag one off inside corner-Penn intl 30
or Shimano TLD30 2 speed.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:36 AM
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Bomber CD30s are very effective on wahoo. Bought some DTXs to try and compare. Dtx's def look nice but the wahoo seem to like Bombers just fine.
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