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West Palm Beach, Fl High Speed Trolling


High Speed Trolling for Wahoo in West Palm Beach

If you want to catch wahoo and not deal with the annoyance of catching other species, then High Speed Trolling in West Palm Beach is for you. High Speed Trolling requires that every piece of gear involved must be in perfect shape and ready for the strain that comes from the trolling, strike and fight. While you can high speed troll by yourself in West Palm Beach, it is recommended to have other anglers in the boat to help clear lines and with bringing in the fish when he strikes. The reason anglers High Speed Troll is for two reasons. First, you cover a tremendous amount of water increasing your chances of crossing a wahoo’s path. Second, there is only one type fish you will catch high speed trolling in West Palm Beach and that is going to be Wahoo.

What gear do I need to High Speed Trolling in West Palm Beach?

There are many types of fishing that we talk about the ability to scale down your tackle if you want but High Speed Trolling in West Palm Beach is not one of them. If anything, go with heavier gear if there is any question at all if your current gear can handle it. For reels you want to have at minimum a 50 class convention reel spooled with minimum 65lb braid. Your rods should be a bent butt style rod with a minimum of 50-80 class weight. It is also highly recommended to tether your rods to the boat in West Palm Beach when high speed trolling. The snap and barrel swivels you use need to be ball bearing as they are going to handle the spin when high speed trolling in West Palm Beach. The trolling rig is going to consist of a trolling weight in 16-48oz if pulling unweighted lures. Then you will need a minimum of 20’ of 250lb or heavier monofilament leader. Finally, you will have your actual lure rigged with multi strand cable in a minimum of 300lb.

Lures for High Speed Trolling in West Palm Beach

Lures for High Speed Trolling in West Palm Beach can vary greatly from size, weight, style and action. A standard high speed trolling lure will have a lead bullet head with a squid or mylar skirt and depending on the weight of the head will need to pulled behind a trolling weight. A cowbell style lure has a metal ring around the head of the lure and creates a large bubble trail while being noisy as the ring moves around. The lures also has more movement that other high speed trolling lures in West Palm Beach as the ring will cause the lure to sway as you troll it. High speed plugs are lipless trolling plugs that are designed to be pulled at high speeds. These lures can be pulled with or without a weight in front of them depending on conditions and speeds. Finally, there are resin head lures that look very similar to traditional trolling lure in West Palm Beach but are designed to be pull at high speeds with a trolling weight in front of them to keep them under the surface.

Local Tips for High Speed Trolling in West Palm Beach

Once you have all your gear ready and it is time to fish, High Speed Trolling in West Palm Beach is relatively easy but there are some key points you need to know and pay attention to before putting out your lines. Check everything… this means every knot, every swivel, the shock leader for any fray, the eyes of your rod for any knicks, cable on the lure for fray, drag settings and reel seat. If one part of your setup is in disrepair, you will lose the wahoo, most likely on strike. Wahoo swim at speeds approaching 50 miles an hour and they strike violently. Mix up your speed as you zig zag between 90’-280’. Start around 15 knots and steadily increase your speed if you are no getting bites. A good trolling speed range is between 15-18 knots. Finally, remember that there is a lot of weight from the lure and trolling weight, so when you get a wahoo on high speed trolling in West Palm Beach, keep that boat moving at a brisk pace. If you stop or go too slow, the weight will drop and change the angler the hook is being pulled and could result in the hook being shook from the Wahoo’s mouth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is high speed trolling?

An average high speed trolling speed is between 14-18 knots depending on conditions. Some anglers pull lures as fast as 22knots

What is the best rod for high speed trolling?

The best rod for high speed trolling is the Shimano Terez Stand Up Conventional Rod

What is a high speed trolling spread?

A high speed trolling spread consist of 2-4 lines all of which have various trolling weights with high speed lures attached behind a shock leader

What are high speed trolling lures?

High speed trolling lures are designed to be pulled at speeds up to 20 knots and will track true and stay under the surface

What are high speed trolling weights?

High speed trolling weights range in sizes from 16oz-48oz and have a cable through them with a ball bearing swivel on one end and a ball bearing snap swivel on the other

What fish will I catch high speed trolling in West Palm Beach?

You will only catch one type of fish in West Palm Beach when high speed trolling and that is Wahoo

What line do I need for high speed trolling?

You can use either mono or braid for high speed trolling with a minimum rating of 65lb

What is the best reel for high speed trolling?

The best reel for high speed trolling is the Shimano Tiagra in either a 50w or 80w. This reel has plenty of line capacity and enough torque to muscle the fish in

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