Gear and Tackle: Martha’s Vineyard Bonito Trolling

After a couple failed attempts at chasing the blitzing bonito close to shore on Martha’s Vineyard, Chris Megan and I headed off to the Hooter, where light-tackle, high-speed trolling is the preferred tactic.

Here’s how we geared up for the trip:

Rods/Reels/Line 

Reels: Shimano TranX 300

Rods: Shimano Teramar North East Casting TMCE70M

Main Line: PowerPro 30-pound Test

Leader: 10 feet of 25-pound-test Seaguar Blue Label (attached to main line with an FG Knot)

Rigs/Lures/Bait

Rapala X-Rap Magnum 10 (Red Head UV and Gold Green Mackerel)

Apparel:
Chris

Costa Del Mar Salt Break

Xtratuf Mossy Oak Elements 6-inch Ankle Deck Boot

Jimmy

Costa Del Mar Salt Break

Columbia PFG Terminal Outdry Hybrid Jacket

XtraTuf RealTree 6-inch Ankle Deck Boot

Fuel

Cheez-Its

Misc

Yeti Tundra 65

Yeti LoadOut GoBox30

Yeti LoadOut 5 Gallon Bucket

Yeti Rambler 30 Ounce

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1 thought on “Gear and Tackle: Martha’s Vineyard Bonito Trolling

  1. Ricky Trump

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    Grab em’ by the anal fin!

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