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Marlin lure spread

Angle-faced lures have caught more blues than any other head design for my boat, even with skirting color combinations other than black-and-purple. It may sound like overkill but what the data provided was the basis of establishing the ability to link sub-sets of information in an effort to fish smarter. The trick is being able to cross reference the data to specific events or influences related to environmental and food web variables. In our waters it is skipjack tuna. This lure showed up in a vast majority of the responses, and all the big names seem to pull at least one Wide Range in the spread. I would use an 8 foot trace leader of 480 cable with a 20 foot wind on leader of 400 mono. It takes a lot of time experimenting to develop consistent success for your boat and your waters.

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The 10 Best Lures to Catch Marlin and Sailfish

Marlin lure spread

I make a whole line of them ranging in size from a 9-inch up to the Braziliano, which is actually closer to the size of the one that caught the 1,656. And it's tough, so sailfish can take multiple shots at it until they get hooked. I do not run duplicate head and skirting combinations in my pattern. However, if one or two lures are getting the majority of the strikes I never change the balance of the pattern because the other lures just might be the raising the fish. I can then relate this back to tidal influence and moon phase. I can put it on the flat line or short 'rigger, and it runs like a champ in all seas.

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Fishing

Marlin lure spread

Last year we even had a run where the pure black was just incredible. We towed a fish-eye camera for two-plus years and we often witnessed a blue marlin coming up on one specific lure, stalking it, watching it and then for whatever reason racing over and striking another lure. Just about any color combination works great too. Anglers like John Lavelle of Cape May, New Jersey, reach for the Ilander no matter what species of marlin they're chasing. Scent Blazer lures have a large range of Marlin trolling lures.

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Fishing

Marlin lure spread

On one of those three days, the Yap caught a 535-pound blue, two whites and a sail. Yes, sails can smother you here, but enough blue marlin prowl these waters to keep Capt. It runs well with either a single- or double-hook rig and is pretty much idiot-proof, which makes it the perfect lure for me! Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Fish these lures close to the boat off the flat lines near the teasers, or long from the riggers in calm seas for added action in the spread. Its name implies what it does: It catches a wide range of fish from a wide range of positions in the spread.

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How to Choose the Perfect Trolling Lure Shape and Color

Marlin lure spread

One of the original Mold Craft lures, the pictured above came to Frank Johnson through the suggestions of Capt. The fish were mouth-hooked which meant less dropped fish on strike and hook-up. Gene Vander Hoek was making them and doing real good. Like most other captains, I prefer to pull my largest teasers and lures closest to the boat and get progressively smaller as we move back in the spread, for two reasons. He clips the line to the transom and keeps the lure close to reduce reaction time after a hookup. This means reeling them in or letting them back a few feet, or pulling the outrigger halyards up or down.

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How to Choose the Perfect Trolling Lure Shape and Color

Marlin lure spread

He points out that when tuna run thick, most crews stow their 30s and put out jets on 50-wides in the flat-line spots as well. I use blue, black or purple on big lures up close, in the wake, and like some red long lures because I can see that color easily. With its blunt nose and slightly off-center hole, the meandering and quivering Yap still holds the Florida state record with a 981-pound blue caught off Destin by Warren Culverson on Dixie Darling. As usual, there were big sharks in the area attracted to the struggles of the marlin, but Wentworth, determined not to lose his last Pakula with two days of fishing left in the tournament, swam down around 20 feet to retrieve the sinking lure. So was it the skirt color alone, the actual lure or the position in the spread that raised the fish? Does color matter for marlin lures? Cookie Settings Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. I've caught blue, black and striped marlin, Pacific sailfish and numerous other species, such as 300-pound yellowfin tuna, on this lure.

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The 10 Best Lures to Catch Marlin and Sailfish

Marlin lure spread

For three days, we screamed around pulling lures and caught 10 blues, two sails and three whites almost all on the same lure: Bob Schneider's Yap. But the top performing lure for Steve Campbell is the Mold Craft Bobby Brown. Copyright © 2020 Marlin Magazine. My selected lure pattern at the beginning of the day may need fine-tuning based on the above observations. In the South Pacific, anglers trolling off Tonga can see five different species of billfish in a day, along with tuna and wahoo. While designed primarily to maximize multiple-hookup opportunities afforded by pods of voracious Pacific sails, Phillips' spread also allows anglers to capitalize on chances at any blues that pop in for a visit. It rises and falls with a surprising regularity that seems to drive crazy.

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