I am going out on a party boat this weekend out of PC. In previous putting I have seen typically crewman sometimes throw out a trolling bait. Last time I went I was told I could do it as well, since I paid to fish. So my question is this since I have never done it, what would you use to troll 10-15 knots? I would love to maximize my time fishing and offer something nobody use is doing.
If you don't have some kind of trophy fish on, the boat wont slow down for you to crank it in.
Even cranking in smaller fish at 15 knots is a workout.
I'd drag a heavily brined naked or skirted ballyhoo.
Could I get away with a plastic hoo with a islander skirt or should I get pre rigged hoo.
1989 Chris Craft Seahawk 215
2004 250HP Yamaha HPDI
2000 Polar 1886 Saltwater Skiff
2000 90HP Yamaha 2S
I would use skirted ballyhoo.
If you just want to let something ride I would go with something more durable then a soft plastic.
Just a skirt rigged with a hook.
I wouldn't bother trolling on a head boat.
Once at anchor free line a live bait if the current is right.
Bent butts and 50's or 80's, never pulled that fast off the out riggers.
2 to 4 lines out of the gunnels.
Stagger the lines right and you won't get very many tangles.