I've tolled with stickbaits many times in the gulf of mexico. Actually caught my first wahoo doing so. I was using a maguroni, sardine colored.
What speed do you troll that at? How far back? How often does it get hit compared to the other lures in your spread?Astronut said:I've tolled with stickbaits many times in the gulf of mexico. Actually caught my first wahoo doing so. I was using a maguroni, sardine colored.
. X2philr21 said:I'd consider adding some Braid Marauders, Rapala Cd22s, and XRap 30s to the spread. Not as many billfish but he hoos and yft love em.
For what you are looking to do, way back shotgun, save yourself a bunch of money and get a couple cedar plugs.
Thanks, philr21 and Capt. Dave. Yes, I picked up a couple of cedar plugs to add to the spread, but was just wondering which would be more likely to produce more, and in what position. Cedar plug in the shotgun, or maybe stickbait in the shotgun and cedar plug more in the prop wash and bird/daisy-chain/skirts/feathers in the long and short corners. We're in a small 22-ft. CC with only a 4-rod spread. Am planning on casting stickbaits or poppers after trolling hits, and thought maybe some of those stickbaits could produce in the trolling spread. You think cedar plugs will produce just as well or better in the shotgun?[email protected] said:. X2
Thanks, bay bruiser. Yeah, I think I'll run a cedar plug in the shotgun to start off, and just cast the stick baits after trolling hits.bay bruiser said:I have never trolled with stick baits, but have teased and switched marlin onto stick baits, Which is an option if you can get the guys to pay attention to the spread.
I like Phills idea of a cedar plug in the shot gun position, just remember to check where the keel of the cedar plug is, (Run line through plug and spin it..... It will stop in the same position), mark the bottom with a felt pen and rig the hook so it is inline with the mark.
They are like a fat lazy kid at the back of the pack, who doesn't swerve, dart dive or move much at all, making em easy pickings