|tom barman | Posted: September 27, 2002
Bonita Strips!!! They are very important, use mullet if they are not available.
The 1st thing you need is a wire line rod and reel, the penn 6/0 high speed works well and for the rod a bent butt with a wire line guide is the way to go. If you are on a budget you can get a stand up rod with the wire line guide for less. Once you use wire line you will be hooked.
I allways use a planer board I like the #3, if I am running a 2nd wire line I will use a 2LB cigar weight. The reason is that you wont tangle. If you use the same you will tangle.
From the planer or weight, I run mono usaully a #100 lb test NO WIRE!!!!! Live on the edge.. You will get a lot more action with out wire,
you will get cut now and then.
But on the average you will put more in the box. same goes for dorado. I like to use sea wichtes pink or blue and white. Rig them with the bonita strips. Wahoos like to hang in 200 to 300 feet. Troll in one direction if you get a hit turn back around but swing way out and reset your lines in the direction of your last hit. They feed with or against the current it is one way or the other.
they bite in the moring and afternoon. Do not freeze the meat, eat it fresh. Good luck
I love these fish they are awesome and not everybody can target them with sucsess.