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:
Reels: Shimano TranX 300
Main Line: PowerPro 30-pound Test
Leader: 10 feet of 25-pound-test Seaguar Blue Label (attached to main line with an FG Knot)
Rapala X-Rap Magnum 10 (Red Head UV and Gold Green Mackerel)