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Lorenz Seebauer

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Rigging GT lures for sailfish as bycatch?
November 15, 2022, 04:20:04 AM
Hi,
How do you rig your GT lures, when there is a chance for sailfish?
Is a single hook at the rear (maybe with some assist cord) increasing the chance to properly hook them up?
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Re: Rigging GT lures for sailfish as bycatch?
December 30, 2022, 05:29:07 PM
Lorenz - rigging for sailfish is very very different to what we rig for GTs. On lures, we rig much smaller hooks for sailfish. There really isn’t a compromise rig that is suitable for both that I have seen. Sailies are a real chance capture. I’ve only had two when fishing for GTs in some 23 years of GT fishing
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Re: Rigging GT lures for sailfish as bycatch?
January 01, 2023, 03:14:34 AM
Lorenz - rigging for sailfish is very very different to what we rig for GTs.

I already feared that, but hoped for some kind of compromise. I got a hit last year and lost one after some minutes this autumn.
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Re: Rigging GT lures for sailfish as bycatch?
January 31, 2023, 08:17:03 AM
I really can’t think of a compromise rig. We use as thin and sharp a hook as we can for sailfish whereas you need strength for GT.
If it swims; I want to catch it!