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Had my boat a little while now and after getting used to it going after smaller stuff i feel iive got the confidence to go for some of the Pelagic species ie Wahoo,Dorado small Tuna etc

Ive fished for them before but to be honest,ive been on other peoples boats and using their tackle so just sat back and enjoyed the ride as it were.

Really need to know where to start regarding marks is it better to fish off reefs etc?

Is 30lb class tackle ok?

What sort of speed do i go for Wahoo,which i know prefer it a little faster?

Panamajack,give me your knowledge!
 

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Wahoo like it fast (they will also happily take a live bait at a low speed ) - 30 lb is ok but get a good reel & line (not sure how big they get where you are).
Cheers Spitfire.

We do get alot of Wahoo here which is why i fancy having a pop at them especially as its coming up to peak time here for them.

Ive been told the average weight is around 40lb and often up to 70lb.

Im ok on tackle ie rods,line reels but am unsure on what lures to get and how to rig them. How long should the wire leader be and of what lb bs should it be?
 

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for dorado look for any floating objects or structures on the seas surface.
prime spots here are around the fish farms, trolling red gill style lures at a fast walking pace fairly shallow.
the best times here are early morning, trolling as close as you can to the floating objects.............good eating too!:)
Cheers CC,

Good tip for me as there are around a dozen fish farms just of the coast here.
 

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Excellent, thanks all for your help.

Ive read so much cantradicting articles on the internet as to trolling speed,techniques,wether the lures should "smoke" or not. Much better to get the info first hand as it were.

Spitfire,

I thought about a downrigger style set-up but a fisherman i used to go out with fairly often here refused to use them point blank and used to use what looked like a good two or three pound on the trace instead,although i must admit i dont know his reasons and we never caught to much!!

The concept of the downrigger seems great in my eyes.

Is it correct the wahoo wont take baits right on the surface and what is the best depth to fish at?

Like i said,so much contradiction so its nice to get it straight from people that have fished for and caught these fish.

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Thanks Dave you are a star.

Im having a few bits done on the boat and will start in around 2 weeks and post back on how im doing or not doing as they case may be !!

Many thanks all.
 

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Please do let us know how you get on!! Sounds great! I've got a (rather cheesey) fishing video with Matt Hayes in Madeira where he goes out after wahoo and catches a load of them, up to about 40lb. Such an awesome fish! :)
King, i think ive seen the one you mean. It was Lake Escapes if i recall.

To be honest, im itching to get out there and have a go and am driving my Mrs mad
 

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Kingfish,

Ive caught alot of Amberjack here in the past,most from the boat at depth but also a few small ones when they hit the bait fish in the harbour at around midday.Excellent sport.

It will be definately something ill go after but ill need to get some Electric reels for that, they are deep,deep down and to be honest, im not really into the Electric fishing but it has a big big following here and after seeing some of the beasts pulled up on the gear i might need a bigger boat!!

When you get the runs of them here in shallower water it will definately be something i target though.


Spitfire, blimey the pressures mounting now!
 

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Think i麓ll wait a while till I get a larger boat to get in to the bigger Tuna species!

Thanks for your help Dave, ill make sure to let you know how I get on and ill have a look at Matthias麓site now.

All the best.
 

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hi, what is the season for dorado there?
ours is best from late july, through to november time.
have you got many barracuda,i saw a couple of big ones last year, but we seem to have had an explosion of little ones, maybe 25cm long??hope they stick around to grow up!!
cheers dave.:)
Hi CC,

June through to december is supposed o be best for them here,although ive never got into them myself.

Loads of schoolie barracuda here and sometimes tough to get them to take a lure,although they do love small Needlefish lures and are good fun on light Carp gear.

Not seen a big one for a while o be honest.
 

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Hi Makubwa
And to some extent this links in with your earlier post regarding your access to a small boat off Fuerte Ventura.

Unlike most other parts of the world you'll find the Barracuda encountered off the Canaries are an 'emaciated' European variety, not the Great Barracuda. They seem to range up to about 12lbs maximum. I've only ever caught them closer inshore using either small Rapalas or tiny livebaits. Someone's going to correct me - in the Azores they call them, phonetically, chicharro. I'm sure the names the same in the Canaries - they're a small bream like species.
Dave

Hi Dave, you are right, the Barracuda we get here inshore arent the Greats. They grow to around 1.5m and are nowhere near as aggressive.

Not sure if this is what you mean,but the Chicharro we get here are similar to Mackerel :


 

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Well after finally getting the work finished on the boat i went out on Monday evening if only for a couple of hours just to get the tackle sorted and make a list of things id forgotten for the next trip !

Just wondered what a good all round setup regarding lure spacing/placing would be for 4 rods?

Also i saw a hell of a lot of flying fish gliding out of the water, are they being chased by something or is this something they do usually ?
 

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Hi Dave, thanks for the info.

Ive looked into getting 2 small outriggers for the boat as in all honesty when out the other night it turned into a bit of a nightmare fishing with 4 lines in such a close space. The guys getting back to me on monday for a price so hopefully i should get them on early next week.

Lots of flying fish and baitfish around the other evening but no success yet. Im out all day today so hope to get something to report back with this evening.

Cheers all.
 

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Finally had my 1st hook up while trolling after 6 x 4 hour sessions. Trolling a Wiliamson live squid at about 20m done the trick but the hook pulled after 3 or 4 mins. Gutted, but the bite and the screaming reel after all those quiet hours was certainly worth it and has given me the hunger to get out after more.!!

Presume it was a Wahoo as the squid was a total mess.
 

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Thanks for that Dave, although it may not happen too soon as my partner was out on the boat and never realised the water pump had gone and tried to get back to port with a smoking engine!!
 
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