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How To Video, Trolling Mojos for Large Striped Bass

Old 12-06-2018, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by chot55 View Post
No need to set the hook. keep the boat in gear after the strike, as you'll often get a second to bite. Then just bump in and out while angler stays tight on the fish.
thanks looking forward to trying this next spring.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BayHouse View Post
Chris, realize your focus was on Mojo's for the vid, but do you ever pull spoons with wire main line? I caught more stripers this year with the Maja spoon than the Mojo's, but the Mojo's outproduced last year.
I have never used wire line. Honestly, for me, that takes things to just a whole new level. I already don't really prefer to troll for them. But I try to keep it somewhat fun with lighter setups and once we hook up we'll usually drop jigs down. that being said, i've never once trolled a bunker spoon. I'm sure its super productive. I just can't wrap my little brain around wire line. Lots have asked me about mojo trolling that's why I made that video.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:55 AM
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i troll with mojos and spoons in western long island sound. this year the action was great in early june through july then dead. tried my luck in early to mid fall and got skunked.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:32 PM
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It is a lot harder to properly present a spoon on wire than a mojo. With the mojo any rod will work the same. Just get some type of line in the 20-50 pound range and let it out until the depth you see marks on your sonar. Then troll between 2 and 5 knots. Spoons do and will out fish mojos most but not all of the time. Particularly with bigger fish with our experience. That being said, the rod, rod angle, wire, leader, speed all have to be dialed in properly. Each boat and rod fishes differently. The rod needs to be pumping properly to show the spoon is swimming and not spinning or just dragging. The two spoons we use are Maja 4s and Spoonfeds. Same rods, same boat but much different speeds. The Spoonfeds produce great at 3 knots while we get the best results at 4.5 with the Majas. Yes 4.5. We have the best success with mojos with the 6” trailer and 3” dropper. We don’t do as well with the 9” Mojos. No idea why but it makes sense why we get the bigger bass on the bigger spoon baits and the smaller fish on th esmaller mojo baits. Sometimes lol.....usually but not always. We have enough sample size to say spoons produce more fish and bigger fish but there are just some days Mojos get bit more. It’s also more fun fishing the lighter mojo setups than wire but that being said it more fun catching more fish than less fish. We run a very typical 3 rod spread most days with two spoons on wire out the sides and a tandem mojo down the middle. We fish 25 or so bass trips a year. Some livelining but most trolling until we find the fish then switch tactics to live bait. The past three years I would say 75-80 percent of our fish have come trolling. Of the 75-80 percent I would say again 60-70 percent have come on spoons.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:16 AM
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This ^^^^^^^^^ SPOONS......

Mojos work very well, and are great when there is a mix of schoolies and bigger bass around. Spring run here in NJ, I typically dont like to troll but if the live bait isnt producing the go to will be large spoons on wire. Takes a bit more finesse to fish spoons and wire than a mojo, setting depth, adjusting speed to get the right action depending on the weight of the spoon. I use an array of spoons in colors that weigh over a lb each with 4 keel weights, the action is incredible at slower speeds. Majas are ok but I dont like the speed needed to make them move, Ill use the majas as a trailer behind a mojo. Fall run, again if live bait or jigging isnt producing, the go to is one rod with a spoon, and double mojo set up on the other rods.

Trolling only after live bait, jigging or plugs doesnt produce. Something about teasing up a 49" bass on a pencil popper seems more rewarding than any type of trolling
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:33 AM
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ill agree that the spoons on average produce larger fish. for some reason almost all of our late season fish were caught on the larger 9" shad on the heavy weight. when there are sand eels around, don't be shy and toss a large plastic worm on a mojo or umbrella. This was also productive this year.
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