Originally Posted by jackIII
so i have been told to prepare to fish the canyons next year.
I am installing all new Simrad nss and nse and structure scan.
Will have to get life raft and suits. already have epirb.
I think I am all set on rods. 2 vsx16, 2 vsx50's 2 70's and 2 130's.
the big problem is I have no trolling gear. I do all of my tuna fishing with live bait. looking for the go to trolling set ups with the understanding that I will make one or two trips a year out there. not looking to break the bank since the electronics and safety gear will come close to doing so.
how many rods will you be running at once ?
will you be staying over night ?
The 130's are not practical out there. The best reels we use are 50's even your 70's are a little over kill.
We do well with green machine spreader bars (we use a rigged ballyhoo as the striker)
also with daisy chains with a ballyhoo on the striker
Ballyhoo rigs (trolling dead bait)
always keep a shorty a lower diver about 10 to 15 foot off the back of the boat the fish love the white wash.
we chunk at night with butter fish