- March 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm #22196
Went out on Saturday, March 22. Saw multilple areas of intense baitfish activity at about 100 feet. Trolled though with skirted ballyhoo and lures, casted lures. Could not even get a bite. Apparently this went on up and down the coast. What were they and what is the secrete of catching something underneath?March 25, 2008 at 5:10 pm #25638
the same thing happend to us off of key largo saturday, we tried everything we could , fished in 120-160 fow all the way out to the gulf stream. bait and fish everywhere, birds diving but no takers. while makeing bait we nailed the ballyhoo and yellowtail. so at lest we have a lot of bait for future trips and those yellowtail are always delicous!
we eventually slow trolled some gogs and ballyhoo and caugth one sail, lost another and had a few cut offs on the down bait but we couldnt buy a bite trolling skirted ballyhoo, naked hoos, or anything else we could throw at them while trolling over idle speed. seemed live bait slow trolled or on a kite was the way to go from what ive heard from most everyone.
good luck and thanks for the reportMarch 26, 2008 at 12:27 am #25639
You need to downsize your baits. Try small plugs like X-Raps and Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows trolled way back. The fish you came across were most likely a mix of big bonito and juvenile blackfin tuna. I am sure there were some kings and Spanish mixed in as well. The fish are gorging on tiny glass-minnows maybe two-inches long, so go small and don’t spook the schools.March 26, 2008 at 1:11 am #25640
Hello rtvrnick. Glad to have you aboard. Hope to see many more of your posts.March 26, 2008 at 3:44 am #25641
Thanks everyone. I think I got my answer.
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