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    Default Troll or soak bait?

    What's been y'alls best experience for Spanish and blues trolling or casting and soaking bait in the sounds?

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    Trolling without a doubt. If you want to catch bigger ones try drifting with live bait.
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    I agree about trolling. From the beach, I think bait catches more fish but that's because it stays out there where the fish are, while cast/retrieve methods by their nature will rob you of some time (once you get past the middle of the trough coming in, bites are rare). I still prefer to cast cause I am stubborn. But from a boat, I think covering more ground increases the catch.
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    Thanks, while trolling do you use a heavier mono or is wire the only way

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    Heavy mono or fluorocarbon for Spanish. That will work for smaller blues too but if you get into some blues more than 4-5 lbs you will probably want some wire.
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    You can use a mono or fluorocarbon leader and put a wire trace in it. That will make the bitter end more "bite resistant". But I don't really think it is needed for small to medium blues and certainly not for spanish.
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    Thanks everyone

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    Don't over gun it....12-14 lb test line and medium rods are all you need for Spanish and most blues....actually makes it fun too.
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    Thanks I'll try that

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    Troll fast, 5 knots of so to catch spanish and slow down to catch blues. Most blues will be caught when you slow down to pull in a hooked spanish.
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