how deep should i troll?

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how deep should i troll?

Post by lance » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:45 pm

i fish in my kayak and want to know how deep i should troll i usually use dead oama and try and cacth uku or papio :roll:

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Post by Lawai'a » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:42 pm

Depends on the water depth. For deep water no need troll just drop a line down and bottom fish. For shallow water closer to the top so you don't snag the bottom.

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Post by spOOldspiNNa » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:39 pm

what is the set up for trolling? like for dead or alive oama, halalu and even sardines. do you hook from mainline or you need an egg lead like a whipping setup? and also what kind lures would be good? thanks, Aloha

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depth for trolling in kayak

Post by morninchew » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:40 am

I would troll as close to the reef as you can get. Or as a local noted author would say ( not you Mike) 5-20 feet. Oama, no egg lead just a swivel. if you want it to go deeper you could use up to a 3/8 oz. egg lead. but that's usually when trolling squid. Try dragging a Rapala it caught me an 8 lb. barred jack (Carangoides ferdau). I forgot my bait that day! Good thing! Da action is mean!

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Post by trm » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:34 pm

I used to troll live moanas or opelu with a single hook through the snout in water 50 - 140 feet. After 3 missed strikes by a mahi, an uku and a papio, I've switched to a tandem hook rig. One in the nose one in the butt hole. They still swim okay. If the bait is dead maybe sink one down about 10 feet off the bottom and just drag another behind on the surface. Try using a spreader rig so the line doesn't tangle when you sink the bait down.

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Lizard fish ripped in half!

Post by morninchew » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:51 pm

I was trolling a lure behind my kayak in about 20 feet of water. I caught a lizard fish about 8 in.(total) long and he was ripped in half by something else when I brought him in. Hmmmm.!

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Re: Lizard fish ripped in half!

Post by wailuaboy89 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:36 pm

morninchew wrote:I was trolling a lure behind my kayak in about 20 feet of water. I caught a lizard fish about 8 in.(total) long and he was ripped in half by something else when I brought him in. Hmmmm.!

damn, garantee ulua, papio,, omilu or kaku...wait, maybe uku too

i used a lizard fish to catch a good size kaku, and seen a 3 pound papio whack one as soon as it hit the water on my friends first cast

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Re: how deep should i troll?

Post by 44808 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:41 pm

lance wrote:i fish in my kayak and want to know how deep i should troll i usually use dead oama and try and cacth uku or papio :roll:
No more than 15'
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Re: how deep should i troll?

Post by evbouret » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:54 am

papio are caught in 50ft of water or less, usually less than 30ft deep. Of course they're caught in deeper water too.

Uku are more around 50-200ft deep, occasionaly coming into the shallows.

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