Just wanted to see what rigs are producing the most fish
for you. In order for this to be useful, I will ask you to provide some basic information
1) where - typical sailing area
2) off-shore or coastal
3) typical catch
- Southern California
- coastal, while under way.
- bonito, barracuda
- trolling setup, 15-30lb rod with spinning reel and 40lb braid, 20lb leader, second is 30-60lb rod, casting reel, 60lb braid and 30lb leader.
- Taddy surface irons, Rapalla X-Rap, cedar plugs
-I usually have two lines going from the stern, one on each side. I like to have one that is diving
20-30ft and one staying close to the surface. We love eating fresh bonito. Drag is set rather soft so that if we catch a giant kelp paddy it doesn't break the line off and instead spools the line. I keep a small kill bag on the boat
and usually bring a few frozen water
bottles or some ice before we set out. On multi-day trips I clean them right away, but if we are out for a couple hours - i just keep them as-is until we get back.
I've tried a bunch of lures and so far Tady
surface irons, X-Rap
plugs and squid skirts have produced. I'm going to be trying out some squid daisy chains, apparently they are good for our area.
I'm hoping for dorado, tuna and yellow tail, but so far no luck.
, small jigs (1-2oz at most) and some jerk-baits are producing lots of kelp bass and bonito