:wink: :wink: 8)coho_killer said:whats the word with this set up? i here it is hot right now just wondering if anyone around vancouver has used it with success?
coho_killer said:but not once did you mention the color of hootchies you were using? don't wanna share? lol
Great read thanks!fishinmagician said:I've fished purple haze..I bought in to see what all the hullabalu was about. I ran 6 rods...every last one with hootchies. I fished 3 purple haze on one side of the boat. On the other side..I had other coloured hootchies. All of them similar---and they all caught fish while my Purple Hazes caught NONE. I tried that on 2 days around Vancouver...and each time...other coloured hootchies caught the fish...the purple hazes now sit in one little slot on the bottom of the box.
Just my experience, but I'm thinking that colour was most definitely the issue. Although...I'm going to have to make those lures pay for themselves...so...they're going to get fished off against my Coho-Special Hootchies (read: top secret Coho Slammin' Commercial Hootchies!) soon here.
I've had the unique opportunities to be in extended fishing situations to test different colours and tackle and fish them off against one another in locations literally teeming with springs and coho beyond your wildest dreams (not trying to brag...just relating the experience). I can definitely say..that colours DO matter more than lure. If Green is the colour that day..then EVERYTHING green works. However, fishing 6 rods makes for LOTS of work when the bite is on---then again it's awesome trolling through a pack of boats when it's slow, and hooking up with a double or triple and watching the other boats get mad because they didn't have the right colours...funny how that happens..cuz when you get lucky..you REALLY get lucky having the right colour when the bite isn't on what everyone's using.
Last memorable time that happened? Last fall, Pt. Grey Bellbuoy..everyone was fishing anchovies..I decided I'd try a different approach, lining up a variety of tried 'n true coloured hootchies on every rod.. Got one on one colour and put down another in the same colour and got another on the colour. Changed up everything and put EVERYTHING that colour in the water. Fish had moved then put then found 'em after a half hour. Played the 3rd and 4th Springs to the boat on THAT COLOUR and that colour only. Was kinda cool boating them and having 4 other rods still fishing!
If I had to re purchase my tackle box...It'd be half the size, with half the lures...but then again..years of fishing and being a guide on different areas of the coast will do that to you.
My advice for anyone looking to diversify their tackle selection would be to use lures which are good in areas local to where they are fishing for the time of year they are fishing for the species of fish they are fishing, and forget the rest...
Case in point, two of the most successful local charter operators in Vancouver have fewer than 40 lures on their boats at a time. Most of which sits in the tackle box most of the time and NOT being fished.
Case in point, I know a guy that fishes Sooke in August. His tackle box has 24 lures in it. 12 plugs, and 12 spoons of various colours.
A former guide, he goes out and outfishes 90% of the guides using tackle that most people don't fish with..however..with his school of thought and old traditions..he snips off his lures before returning the dock and marvel everyone especially when it's a slow day.
When it comes to trying the lures that are all the craze...I've been a sucker on a couple of occasions..I'd like to admit that.
I'd just like to help a few people go out there and save a few pennies, and at the same time put a few more fish in the box.
Purchase your tackle selectively, and you don't need every colour in the lineup to catch fish..just the top few--some of the BEST coloured Coyote spoons, and hootchies work just fine EVERYWHERE on the coast..the same goes for other tackle too.