ON the long range trips they pull maradauer style bait to keep other fish other than wahoo off the baits. but orange/black purple/black are the two main colors. Others work from time to time but those are the best bet.
for surface trolling think big.......... the-bigger-the-better
and make it ORANGE and YELLOW!
orange yellow black
orange yellow green
orange yellow red
orange yellow green red
orange yellow chartreuse
orange/yellow orange/yellow orange/yellow!
FLAME ORANGE/YELLOW! (and a hint of black)
'catch it!' lure makes a dart that's 18" long and weighs 15.6 oz
capt harry's has a durasoft that's 14" but they don't give the weight Durasoft Dart Head Lures and the biggun in the picture is the perfect color
i swore i'd never post this info but i hear all the big tackle shops on the west coast already know by the huge numbers of orders they get from gulf coast's states so i guess it ain't no big secret anymore
of course i'm talking 'bout hoo in the 60# to triple digits of course....... but who knows, maybe smaller ones'll hit'em too (just hasn't happened for me yet)