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Old 02-14-2019, 03:22 AM
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Hi Guys,

So I caught a nice wahoo recently, but when reeling it in, a whole school of mahi mahi came up and had a look. They were circling the wahoo for a while.

So I wonder, why do we use teasers to mimic bait, instead of having teasers that pretend to be hunting fish. For example, I was wondering, why should I not troll a silver colored platter near the surface.

Curious to your opinion.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:14 AM
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Lot's of teasers mimic predators.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:26 AM
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I use to pull a boat fender painted like a Dolphin as an attractor.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:28 AM
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Uhhh most of the big single teasers imitate predators. The way a lot of squid chains are set up with a bigger bait at the end they mimic a predator chasing a school of bait.

Teasers mimicking predators is pretty common.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by xnnb View Post
Hi Guys,

So I caught a nice wahoo recently, but when reeling it in, a whole school of mahi mahi came up and had a look. They were circling the wahoo for a while.

So I wonder, why do we use teasers to mimic bait, instead of having teasers that pretend to be hunting fish. For example, I was wondering, why should I not troll a silver colored platter near the surface.

Curious to your opinion.
Usually teasers (hookless baits/lures/etc) are larger in size and not necessarily sized mimicking small bait fish. From big hookless marlin plugs to large squid chain teasers with a big mackerel, horse ballyhoo, or a tuna mud flap attached, all are attempting to mimic larger predators, skippies/tunas/bonitas/etc.



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Old 02-14-2019, 09:21 AM
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Get one of those Giant Rapalas and drill it out and troll that as a teaser.. You will be surprised what comes up and takes a whack at them.
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Tournament Cables large Goony Birds may be worth a look.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:24 PM
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Check out Eye Catchers Extreme Teaser . The single best bluewater teaser I've used.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:19 AM
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Thanks for the opinion guys. Love this topic.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:31 AM
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Some very creative (and large) ones shown here
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:49 AM
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How fast can you drag bird chains until they go all crazy, skip surface, and generally don't work anymore?
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:57 AM
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The big Black Bart Brazillano, Bahama Lure Neptune, and Moyes makes a large one as well thats a killer. These at the end of a flippy floppy thing or mudflap chain will definitely get them up. Just remember when you pull big teasers you have to have a big pitch to get their attention away from the teasers. I had a blue lit up in the spread and to the boat twice but couldnt get him to switch to a ballyhoo pitch. From that day on if I am marlin fishing i will not leave the dock without a mac pitch.
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