Kayak trolling exmouth

 Hey guys which lures would you recommend to troll behind tha kayak for mackerels or tunas ? I am looking for lures that will work with the speed of the kayak. I will be fishing up north around exmouth.

I just bought an overhead combo with 30lb mono.

 

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This is going to sound stupid I am sure

Sat, 2018-10-27 22:19

But at the sort of speeds you will be trolling at, wouldn’t hurt to have a paddle tail soft plastic out! 2-4 knots would be ideal for something like that! Also, a deep diver halco wouldn’t go astray to cover both ends of the spectrum 

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 Ok thanks ! How about the

Sat, 2018-10-27 23:13

 Ok thanks ! How about the halco scorpion deep dive ? Does size matter for mackerel ? 120 or 150 ? I read that they like gold, purple and redhead a lot :)

 

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Not a lure...

Sun, 2018-10-28 07:50

You could consider floating a mulie whilst having a paddle about in God’s back yard. Many an epic fish have been caught this way .

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 Ok so you reckon dead or

Sun, 2018-10-28 11:35

 Ok so you reckon dead or live bait will work better ? I will give it a go just found some infos on the dead bait trolling rigs !

But i still want a few lures for when i am not able to buy or catch bait. What size/brand/colour of paddle tail would you recommend ? I have got some z Man paddle tail 5 inches.

Do you guys just use sabikis to catch bait ?

 

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 Trolling dead baits will be

Sun, 2018-10-28 14:27

 Trolling dead baits will be much easier and more produtive from the yak i would say. Key is make sure the bait is swimming properly, not rolling or spinning.

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Sun, 2018-10-28 13:00

Irie, I'm slightly biased but I'd seriously be looking at taking some 1/2oz Bucktail Jigs to flick around the rubble/bombies inside the reef on the west side. You will have some great fun.

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 Thanks big john ! What is

Tue, 2018-10-30 20:22

 Thanks big john ! What is the advantages of your bucktail jigs compare with a simple jighead and softbait ? 

 

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Tue, 2018-10-30 21:30

G'Day Irie, you get a much superior hook up rate as the bucktail doesn't choke the gape of the hook like a soft plastic can.

The bucktail actually pulses in the water with just the slightest flick of the rod. I like using plastics as well but in the 2-3 m depths the bucktail is gold. They also cast really well, even into a breeze. Best used with a 12-20lb braided line and a 40lb leader, preferably fluorocarbon. Learn how to tie a loop knot, don't use clips etc.

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 BJs bucktails are good for

Tue, 2018-10-30 21:00

 BJs bucktails are good for flicking around the shallows, for trolling use Barra style lures as they get a better action at lower speeds.

If you're wanting to troll or drift dead baits I'd look at getting some pencil garfish, one of the most versatile baits available. Head into shore catch and have a look if you're not sure about them

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