Capt. Triston Hunt earned out the central of high-speed trolling consecutive from the control, Scatman. Hunt has because developed his method into pure wahoo science, fairy a six-lure range even from little grounds, and finishing up on the leaderboard in several wahoos meets aboard his normal cruising, Timeless, a 61 Viking, from Boca Raton, Florida.
" The perfect activity is ultimately 15 knots," Hunt events. "There's never any intimate going heavy. If I've got southeastward wind, a constant gauge, and clear water, and I'm not preparing snacks, I spur to cover more area or get and move since they're eating someplace."
Hunt has forever compared wahoo trolling as quick as 22 knots, the best lures for bass, if he created or marks fish that do not eat, he'd return through at his preferred 14- to the 16-knot giant.
Troll a Six-Lure Wahoo Spread
Hunt's six-lure blanket is crucial. "I've got my lures out 149, 249 and 350 feet on the port side, and 199, 299 and 449 feet on starboard," he states. Hunt moves abrupt 15-degree course modifications to get up and down a drop-off, waiting in within 120 and 350 feet of water. "The added the bait is out, the more it relaxes and sinks on those turns, and after that, it accelerates once again when I unfold," he states. "Those six lures are all meeting various parts of the edge at different speeds and depths."
To troll beneath the waves-- wahoo usually bite listed below the visible area-- Hunt utilizes 100-pound mono atop Spectra on 50-wide reels withdraws set to 30 pounds. His lures are rigged on 4 feet of No. 19 piano wire attached to a 25-foot 400-pound monofilament shock cable. Wired Sprite lead links the illness wire to his primary line-- usually, 48-ounce leads on the shorts, 32-ounce heads on the mids, a 24-ounce lead on the 350-foot line and a 16-ounce lead on the 450-footer.
At roughly 15 knots, the ship makes a series of 15-degree turns along a drop-off in 120 to 350 feet of water. The farthest baits will slow visibly and sink much sunk into the water company at the peak of each turn. Later they will stimulate and rapidly increase once again as the boat's course straightens.
The discharged have 450 feet, and 350 feet, including Hunt, has pre-rigged a 130-pound Dacron handcuff at each rod's designated length. These link with a doubled loop of 15-pound monofilament to a thrust line changed from the outrigger.
The mids are removed to pre-programmed waxed flax indicating at 320 feet and 260 feet and trolled from the rod pointers. Lastly, the shorts head out to 210 feet and 157 feet, where Dacron handcuffs connect to brief punch line range from the engine exhaust tubes.
When a fish strikes, "explain everything much shorter than the United fish on that side of the boat," Hunt states. "Leave the opposite out." So if merely a brief lure is bitten, Hunt describes nothing thoroughly. If the mid port link, he describes the port pointed just. If an extended line works off, he lays the two much-abbreviated lines on that side.
" It's steadily best to turn towards the fish to keep it clear of the other lines," Hunt asserts. Still, if he is on his leg-- heading from deep water to shallow-- and a fish bites a fake on the shallow side of his spread, Hunt will not return. "You do not require to puff that fish into 60 feet of water," he states.