2012 Viking 7 day deep water tile jigging
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:31 PM
I want this. Asked Ryan to give me till Wednesday. This is more than a boat ride. I'm going to do everything I can to pull this off.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:40 PM
Just a start for everyone!
3-6 deep drop setups,(Have at least one set up that can handle 4-5lbs of lead for nasty drifting conditions or a 1,500 feet drop to the bottom)
1 mahi/squid setup, Spinning or conventional to toss to squid at night or at the occasional mahi school that swims by the boat (good bait!)
1- trolling/chunking setup (big eyes)!!!!!!!!!
2-5 lb sinkers (mostly 2 and 3's I hope we don't need 4's and 5's)
I'll let Ryan handle that!!!
Heavy duty three way swivels, barrel swivels, Glow swivel sleeves, Heavy duty Circle or J hooks, big and small b2 glow squids, 40-120 lb leader material for rigging and top shots, extra spool of braid, maybe a shark rig for fun just in case!
- 2-3 100-165 quart coolers for fish, food and drink
- Sleeping bag, blanket, a pillow or two (gotta be comfy!)
- ENOUGH T SHIRTS, UNDERWEAR, SOCKS, and SHORTS or JEANS for 7 DAYS or more( you will get wet and dirty) lol sounds weird
- A couple of sweatshirts, Rain gear with bibs and Rain Boots(just in case), crocs or flip flops and extra pair of shoes
- TOOTH PASTE AND TOOTH BRUSH, DEODORANT, BAR SOAP, HAND SANITIZER, BATH TOWEL ---- very necessary !!!!
- Assorted pain relief pills of your choosing( you will need them), dramamine, Medication(if your on them), tums
- Good amount of water bottles, gatorade, food and snacks, and of course ice cold beer! (NO YELLOW FRUIT)
THIS IS JUST A START I AM SURE WE ALL WILL GO INTO FURTHER DETAILS ON STUFF TO BRING!!!
Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:56 PM
The six day trip sailed today, looks like good weather for them.
I cant wait to see how the first trip makes out i guess we will know next weekend. Does anyone know how many spots are left? And this next couple weeks is going to feel like forever waiting to slay the beasts!!!!
Edited by fishnh, 17 June 2012 - 06:58 PM.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:13 PM
Stuff to bring
We will be doing allot of steaming so bring a book or something to keep yourself entertained .
Back up reels filled with 60# braid
Tuna set up for trolling and one or two lures
Rigs must be tied with no less than 100# , I like 150# to 200# with a 50# sinker loop
Sinkers from 24 ounce all the way up to 5 pounds
Jigs 20 to 32 ounce with big hooks
Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:56 PM
It also didn't seem to affect the 4 or 5 snowy grouper and 5/6 wreckfish I got into recently either
Go heavy, you wont be disappointed!
Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:24 PM
Hex heads also work well.
In the past the Viking liked to stick with one color.. green. But i dontknow how they do things nowadays.
Be prepared with a jigging rod should the boat hook up. Lots of fish are caught on the slide.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:14 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:28 PM
Like Angelo pointed out the heavy rigs tangle less and you wont be busting of any large ones ! Also make sure to use heavy duty three way swivels the spro and tsunami ones do brake so go with the commercial grade ones .
For trolling I like daisy chain green machine ,zukers tuna feather daisy chain in zucchini and heavy jet heads 12 ounce and up .
For bait you cant go wrong with bluefish or fluke but anything fresh and oily will work .
Dave see you on Sunday
will post a full report when we return
Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:42 AM
Edited by fishnh, 23 June 2012 - 11:42 AM.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:44 AM
I saw the Starship while fishing South. I'm Not At All Surprise that they Caught so well! I fought a sword in sight of them for 20 minutes before my Tile Rig gave out. UGH!! I wasn't sure if they were Catching or Searching. Now, I have my answer.
Have a Great trip and the weather Looks Good so far. Dennis
Edited by Tunarun, 23 June 2012 - 11:54 AM.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:56 PM
I will be bringing a bunch of different rods on this trip. If anyone wants to try one out while I am not using them you are more than welcome.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:53 PM
Guys we are going back to the snowy spot on the trip so please be prepared with heavy rigs made with 200-300 pound test with heavy duty three ways and strong hooks .
We will also be fishing some new big tile spots and doing a little exploring . Get ready guys its on !
Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:55 AM
I am in the process of putting together a meal plan for the trip I need to know who will be eating boat meals and for how many days . The shower has been installed on the boat so you will want to bring a towel and stuff to clean with . Make sure everyone has enough sinkers from 24- 5 pounds . You also might want to make up some rosie rigs with three hooks , we will most likely do a few drifts at Stevens rosie spot to load up on some nice live baits and a few for eating .if you use three hooks you will get them 3 at a time .
For jigging you don't want to use a teaser ,just a jig with an assist hook up top ., if you add too much stuff to your jigs they will sink slow and you wont have as much time in the zone as a jig with just a assist up top ....... Also for bait rigs a plan hook will work just as good if not better than one with glow skirts and other junk . You also want to keep your hook off the bottom to avoid trash like hake so make your sinker line three feet long .
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