Your favorite artificial blackfin lure?

CoastalCatchCoastalCatch Posts: 247 Deckhand
I'm encouraged to target some now that a few are showing up!

Please also indicate type, colors, speed, distance back, etc....thanks for sharing!  :)

We caught a few last year was on this homemade Dollar Store pom pom teaser behind an OUT-ROVER 150 feet back.

A similar homemade blue one didn't produce any!  :/
 

'The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.' ~ George Orwell

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  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,322 Officer
    Small green rattle jets with silver mylar .I have them
    between my rigger baits and my prop wash baits.Troll
     them on spinners.Have got big skippies along with
     blackfin and the Mahi tear them up.
  • CoastalCatchCoastalCatch Posts: 247 Deckhand
    edited May 27 #3
    Small green rattle jets with silver mylar .I have them
    between my rigger baits and my prop wash baits.Troll
     them on spinners.Have got big skippies along with
     blackfin and the Mahi tear them up.
    Thanks...I've heard about rattle jets here before...I'll get me one!  :)

    'The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.' ~ George Orwell

  • The ParkerThe Parker Posts: 40 Greenhorn
    Black white and yellow illander seems to be ine of the best colors locally for tuna and dolphin 7 out of 11 fish yesterday including the bonita all on that color. Also tuna plug in shotgun position
  • CoastalCatchCoastalCatch Posts: 247 Deckhand
    edited May 27 #5
    Black white and yellow illander seems to be ine of the best colors locally for tuna and dolphin 7 out of 11 fish yesterday including the bonita all on that color. Also tuna plug in shotgun position
    Thanks Parker ...what series? I couldn't locate a lure with those 3 colors...and I really didn't want to use any incorporating dead bait.

    'The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.' ~ George Orwell

  • The ParkerThe Parker Posts: 40 Greenhorn
    I dont know why but that color is hard to find lmr in fort lauderdale normally has that color sometimes west marine i use both 5 and half and 8 and half size with silver bullet head. I Dont ever put a spread out without one locally
  • MH79MH79 Posts: 494 Deckhand
    Williamson benthos jig- pink glow
  • CountryBumpkinCountryBumpkin Fla. Piney WoodsPosts: 1,259 Officer
    Try a black 5 or 6 inch curly tailed plastic worm......rigged on long shank hook.......1/4 or 3/8oz lead.....30 to 40lb mono or flourocarbon leader.

    Way, way, way, way back.....Ancient Chinese Secret. :D

    I say......I say son.......new & improved my tail feathers.

  • andrewthe1andrewthe1 Posts: 516 Officer
    Try a black 5 or 6 inch curly tailed plastic worm......rigged on long shank hook.......1/4 or 3/8oz lead.....30 to 40lb mono or flourocarbon leader.

    Way, way, way, way back.....Ancient Chinese Secret. :D
    I have wondered if anyone trolls those, or swim shad tails on jig heads. Seems the action would be better than a skirt.
    we need more internet money
  • kci-miakci-mia Posts: 179 Deckhand
    I've had a lot of success pulling 2 oz/6" **** pearl head feather jigs in yellow or black/red.
    Works great on dolphins too.

  • BibijawaBibijawa Posts: 33 Greenhorn
    Billy Baits mini turbo slammer has worked well for me. I like red and black.
  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 5,550 Admiral
    Try a black 5 or 6 inch curly tailed plastic worm......rigged on long shank hook.......1/4 or 3/8oz lead.....30 to 40lb mono or flourocarbon leader.

    Way, way, way, way back.....Ancient Chinese Secret. :D
    This
  • probate-rprobate-r Posts: 252 Deckhand
    4" and 6" cedar plugs in purple/ black or blue/white.  Put one WAY out ... as in 2-3 times as far back as your rigger baits.  I also like 6" Tuna Clones in green, blue/ white, and purple.  Again, put them way back.
    Intrepid 370 - "My Favorite"
  • CoastalCatchCoastalCatch Posts: 247 Deckhand
    That's it boyz...keep 'em cummin'... :)

    'The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.' ~ George Orwell

  • bonebone Posts: 1,055 Officer
    Re rigged with 50lb fluorocarbon 
  • GettinthereGettinthere Posts: 55 Greenhorn
    What ever lure you pull I would recommend changing the leader to 15 to 20 ft of 40 - 60 lb flouro with a small spro speed swivel tied directly to the main line. No clip swivel.  
  • andrewthe1andrewthe1 Posts: 516 Officer
    What ever lure you pull I would recommend changing the leader to 15 to 20 ft of 40 - 60 lb flouro with a small spro speed swivel tied directly to the main line. No clip swivel.  
    this i jigged side by side with a buddy, same jig(metal benthos) i had long 40lb floro he had a short piece of 80lb(he chose the 80 and didnt heed my warning!)

    In about 3 hours I got 5 blackfins a skippy, and a ton of jacks, he got the same amount of jacks one trigger and a bonito LOL
    we need more internet money
  • LDalton477LDalton477 Posts: 4 Greenhorn
    For BFT we fish primarily the humps off Islamorada.  We have had great success with red/black and purple/black feathers rigged with flurocarbon.  As far as distance from the boat goes what I tell people is "if you think it is back far enough--double it"  I will also troll faster than usual,  9-11 knots or faster when chasing birds.  Historically when fishing off Broward and Dade I would put out a usual dolphin spread and run a shotgun dark feather way way back.  
  • andrewthe1andrewthe1 Posts: 516 Officer
    For BFT we fish primarily the humps off Islamorada.  We have had great success with red/black and purple/black feathers rigged with flurocarbon.  As far as distance from the boat goes what I tell people is "if you think it is back far enough--double it"  I will also troll faster than usual,  9-11 knots or faster when chasing birds.  Historically when fishing off Broward and Dade I would put out a usual dolphin spread and run a shotgun dark feather way way back.  
    LOL one buddy told me to put it "two and a half country miles" back
    we need more internet money

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