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Old 02-01-2011, 07:55 PM
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I know some Key West guys set up and chunk for wahoo. Anybody have any info on this style? I think it would be fun, cheap and would produce exciting bycatch. Also do you use ringed hooks when chunking? And SS piano wire i assume?
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:55 PM
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I've never heard of this and hope someone will add to the conversation. Most of my wahoo fishing has been high speed trolling or live bait when they are stacked up.

I'm heading back to the Bahamas in a month or so and would be willing to give it a try if I can get some information.
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Although a little different, this is what we do down here:

http://www.costachannelc.com/videos/...oo_and_Sharks/
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If you have fish concentrated and cut bonito stripes about 4 inches longs 2 inch's wide bury the hook in it and have a good chum line going you will get a few that way live bait would be better though
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Although a little different, this is what we do down here:

http://www.costachannelc.com/videos/...oo_and_Sharks/
thats a great video
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:22 AM
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"Into the blue" had a show on Vs. channel yesterday about doin just this.

Might try to find that...
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Clear Solution View Post
"Into the blue" had a show on Vs. channel yesterday about doin just this.

Might try to find that...
Beat me to it, great show yesterday catching hoo's on spinning gear
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Originally Posted by Clear Solution View Post
"Into the blue" had a show on Vs. channel yesterday about doin just this.

Might try to find that...
They were crushing them too!
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I have do this out of Miss, and it works pretty good, and you really do not know what else will show up.

I started throwing a 8 oz chrome jig out and let it free fall, with your thumb on the spool. Wahoo will hit it and it will burn the crap out of your thumb, if your not carefully. Then tighten the drag, this is allot of fun and breaks up the day.

I have had great results with this.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:13 AM
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That is a great Costa video. Poor Jose Wejebe, gets to fly all over paradise and catch fish AND MAKE $$ DOING IT!

I caught the Into the Blue yesterday by luck. Very cool. I think it would be a blast fishing like this. I guess you would need a couple of hours in advance to get the chum line established. Very cool. So about the rigging, SS wire to a ringed hook or a shortshank LB hook?
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Here in cayman a lot of the "Old School" guys catch wahoo that way. They will setup a chum line and keep working it and usually always take at least one wahoo, along with Tuna and anything else that comes along
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