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I plan to fish Cape Cod in a couple of weeks. Any idea what the blue fin are biting up there? Do I need to throw siren 185s or Hogy Sliders?
 

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I've heard they are keyed in on smaller baits but it can change quick. I have a trip on the 14th and can give you an update if you would like. That's assuming your trip is after mine.
 

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You might want to join myfishingcapecod for the month (I think the first month may be $1)-they are focused on that fishery and the members are very open regarding strategy and what fish are keyed in on right now. I think I just got an email saying folks were having luck trolling spreader bars...
 

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Was there 2 weeks ago, lots of ~40" class fish, fun to catch but very finicky popping and jigging. They loved a spreader bar with a 24" rubber squid

When we opened one up, packed with small baby butterfish. Go figure. My guess is that the big trolling rig is the only thing that gets their attention.
 

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The fishing this year has been excellent. As the butterfish move out the fish will become more opportunistic. Espada S and Ron Z 10" in silver have been producing for us, nothing on poppers. The troll bite has been insane, but casting after hooking up has proved to be a solid tactic. Good luck!
 

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The fishing this year has been excellent. As the butterfish move out the fish will become more opportunistic. Espada S and Ron Z 10" in silver have been producing for us, nothing on poppers. The troll bite has been insane, but casting after hooking up has proved to be a solid tactic. Good luck!
Thanks man, awesome report! Always keep a Ron Z in the box! No Espada S. We’ll have Matt Perachio (tighten up charters) and Josh Zacharias (outermost angling) so hopefully they have some…
 

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Awesome! Does he have tackle we can use? I only bluefin fish once every 2-3 years so not trying to build an extensive collection
 

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Awesome! Does he have tackle we can use? I only bluefin fish once every 2-3 years so not trying to build an extensive collection
Can’t say if Capt Josh has rods and reels as I always brought my own. I can say that Josh is one of the best captains you can count on to get you on the fish.

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Can’t say if Capt Josh has rods and reels as I always brought my own. I can say that Josh is one of the best captains you can count on to get you on the fish.

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Thanks Benny that’s the most important thing! I have the rods and reels was asking more about lures. I plan to grab a few but due to the variation of what they eat, I definitely won’t have the ability to match every hatch possible. What are the top 5 lures you would recommend bringing?
 

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It’s funny that you said the 5 most recommended. I’ll bring a ton of different brands, styles, colors some $75+ each. But the one that I caught more on than all the other high priced is the Shimano Orca Walker. With today’s hard to find tackle these should be readily available. Just change out trebles to singles.

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I had a bunch of Siren Deep Seductress and cherry pie big baits but traded them for a rod/reel combo so I have my larger GOM lures orcas, dorado sliders, Hogy charter sliders, baby Runboh, Barabas etc. is there a size/color walker you recommend? Thanks for the insight…
 

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Sounds like your bag is full of good treats! Other than adding darker colors on cloudy days and lighter colors on bright sunny days. I wish I knew that one special lure color and size that worked every time, I try and match what they’re feeding on. If it’s mackerel then I’ll put on a mackerel pattern, and so on. IMO it’s more of the lure action than the color to get them to bite. Try different sizes and colors after given each a few different retrieves. Reel slow, fast, stop and go, long sweeps, short sweeps, along with sinking and floating lures. You just need to have the right lure do the right move at the right time.

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I just got these Jack Fins from Striker Offshore Tackle today for my trip next week. Designed for bluefin tuna but small profile. Quick shipping and reasonable price. Might be something to look into. And its not like you can ever have to many lures.
Surface lure Fish hook Vertebrate Bait Fishing lure
 
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