First String Suggested Tackle

 

 


Captain Phillips Recommended the following Rod set ups;
           

  • Light Bait

25lb test
Avet MX 4.5
Avet mxl 6/4 Accurate Boss B2-270
Seeker 670


30lb test
Avet JX 6/3
Trinadad 30 Accurate Boss B2-870
Seeker 670H

  • Med. Bait

40lb Test
Avet LX 6/3
Trinadad 40 Accurate Boss B2-665
Seeker G647O

  • Med/Heavy Bait

50lb test
Avet EX 4/02
TLD 20II Accurate Boss B2-665
Seeker 6465XH

  • Heavy Bait

60lb with #80 Spectra Backing
Avet EXW 4/02
TLD 30II Accurate ATD-12
Seeker 6460XH

 

TERMINAL TACKLE SUGGESTIONS

  • Hooks 8/0, 6/0, 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 1/0, 1
  • Circle hooks 3/0, 4/0, 6/0
  • Sinkers 4oz., 6oz., 8oz., 12oz., 16oz.
  • TORPEDO SINKERS
  • Sliding sinkers 1/2oz., 1oz. ,2oz. ,4oz.
  • Casting lures heavy yo/yo.
  • Surface Iron jigs
  • Tuna type irons
  • Trolling Jigs  (We have trolling jigs to use, on a rotation)
  • Mackerel bait catcher rigs
  • Squid jigs for nighttime use in making bait for big tuna.
  • Extra line in all pound test needed
  • Fluorocarbon leaders have become very popular the last few years and we recommend it when fishing for bluefin tuna, albacore and yellowfin
  • Gear may also be rented on the boat or at HM Landing on the day of departure

Spring Island Tackle set-ups
1) 15-20 pound test conventional light action “Fly Line” rod and reel
1) 20-30 pound test conventional medium action rod and reel
1) 40-50 pound test conventional medium-heavy action rod and reel

Terminal Tackle
Hook sizes #2-4/0
Multiple sized egg weights
4-8 oz. dropper loop sinkers
Mixed weight yo-yo style iron jigs
Squid snaggers/jigs


Summer Fishing

1) 15-20 pound test conventional light action “Fly Line” rod and reel

1) 20-30 pound test conventional medium action rod and reel

1) 40-50 pound test conventional medium-heavy action rod and reel

1) 60-80 pound test conventional heavy action rod and reel (boat offers loaners if you don’t have this set up

Terminal Tackle

Hook sizes #2-5/0

Multiple sized egg weights

Mixed sized split shot/ rubber core weights (sizes ¼ oz. up to 2 oz)

Mixed weight yo-yo style iron jigs

Albacore trolling feathers


Fall Fishing

1) 20-25 pound test conventional light action “Fly Line” rod and reel

1) 25-30 pound test conventional medium action rod and reel

2) 40-60 pound test conventional medium-heavy action rod and reel

1) 60-80 pound test conventional heavy action rod and reel

Terminal Tackle

Hook sizes #2-8/0

Multiple sized egg weights

Mixed weight yo-yo style iron jigs

Misc. trolling feathers/gear

Wahoo wire/trolling lures

Squid snaggers/jigs

Dropper loop weights 4-16 ounces


Multiple Day Trips

1) 15-20 pound test conventional light action “Fly Line” rod and reel

1) 20-30 pound test conventional medium action rod and reel

1) 40-50 pound test conventional medium-heavy action rod and reel

1) 60-80 pound test conventional heavy action rod and reel (boat offers trolling loaners if you don’t have this set up)

Terminal Tackle

Hook sizes #2-5/0

Multiple sized egg weights

Mixed sized split shot/ rubber core weights (sizes ¼ oz. up to 2 oz)

Mixed weight yo-yo style iron jigs

Albacore trolling feathers 

 

These are just suggestions, the boat does have trolling rods passengers can use. Fishermen can rent equipment from the landing for an additional cost.

 

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