- 1 What does an outrigger do on a boat?
- 2 How far behind the boat should I troll?
- 3 What speed is high speed trolling?
- 4 Are outriggers necessary?
- 5 What is the point of an outrigger?
- 6 Is it better to troll with or against the current?
- 7 How do I make my lures deeper when trolling?
- 8 How fast should I troll for mahi?
- 9 Can you troll without outriggers?
- 10 What angle do outriggers run at?
- 11 Do you need outriggers for trolling?
- 12 Can you eat raw wahoo?
- 13 How deep do you fish for wahoo?
- 14 Is wahoo hard to catch?
What does an outrigger do on a boat?
Outriggers are long poles that are fitted on both sides of a boat and are designed to hold fishing line. They allow you to reel in and release your fishing line via a system of pulleys and clips.
How far behind the boat should I troll?
Proper distance for most boats will be anywhere from 20 feet to 150 feet behind your boat. Whether you have inboard diesel or outboard gas engines, your power dictates the distance you troll your baits and lures.
What speed is high speed trolling?
A standard troll speed is usually around 8knts and high-speed trolling is up to 20knts. Usually I average around 15 knots, but will fish at speeds starting at around 11knots all the way up to 20knots depending on the spread and the conditions (the rougher it is, the slower you go).
Are outriggers necessary?
It’s important to vary your spread but outriggers are not mandatory. With that said, if you can rig your ride with them you will be better off.
What is the point of an outrigger?
In fishing from vessels, an outrigger is a pole or series of poles that allow boats to trawl more lines in the water without tangling and simulates a school of fish.
Is it better to troll with or against the current?
Just remember, if you go with the current, you will have to troll faster than the current to achieve the best action for your lure. 85% of the time I troll against the current. It gives you more control working the breaks, and better bait action.
How do I make my lures deeper when trolling?
If you need to go deeper, just let out some backing until your target depth is reached. On the lure end of the line, remove a short section of lead as before and tie on a size 18, or smaller, barrel swivel. Now use a 10 to 15 foot mono or fluorocarbon leader to tie on the lure.
How fast should I troll for mahi?
Mahi Mahi are aggressive fish and will eat fast as well. Professionals tell you to troll for Mahi Mahi between 2 and 9 knots. Try varying speeds until you get a bite, but more importantly be consistent and make sure you keep the boat moving at a steady pace.
Can you troll without outriggers?
Q: What’s the best tuna trolling spread to use on my center console without outriggers? HS: The best spread for trolling without outriggers is the Pocket Splash Bird Bars.
What angle do outriggers run at?
The recommended angle is 35 degrees off the vertical. If you angle the outrigger too far back, it will decrease the amount of height and spread you will have in the fishing position. Rake-back angles greater than 45 degrees are not recommended.
Do you need outriggers for trolling?
Outriggers are essential for serious trolling, yet far too many owners of small and midsize boats don’t realize how to get the most out of them. Rather, they’ll add the poles to look the part and only utilize them in a basic fashion.
Can you eat raw wahoo?
Eating Wahoo Raw It has a nice texture, which lends itself to being chunked. Some parts of the fish are better cooked because they can be chewy when raw. However, most of the fish can be used in raw dishes. If you’ve never eaten sushi or sashimi, raw wahoo is a great introduction.
How deep do you fish for wahoo?
While wahoo can be found from inshore waters to well over 100 fathoms, their preferred depth is 30 to 40 fathoms. They are warm-water fish, primarily inhabiting blue Gulf Stream waters, but can tolerate temperatures as low as 65 degrees as long as warm water is close by. Wahoo are structure-oriented fish.
Is wahoo hard to catch?
The vicious wahoo puts up a tenacious fight and provides constant excitement to anglers. This photo was taken by Chris Hood. With the proper high speed wahoo rig, catching wahoo is fairly easy since they can be enticed with shiny, fast and erratic swimming lures such as Rapala diving plugs.