How to Rig a Squid for Offshore Trolling- "The Deadly Cyborg"
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Are your struggling with finding new bait options for trolling?
Bait options that improve your catch rate?
Have you used squid before, but it didn't hold up?
Do you like to prep baits and have a stocked supply ready to go?
Over the years, I have struggled with all of the above.....
One of the best baits for offshore trolling dolphin, tuna, and marlin fishing is white squid. It is actually one of my absolute favorite trolling baits for large pelagic, especially around the full moon phases.
A couple of years ago, I perfected this rig and have not shared it until now. I am able to run this rigged dead squid deep in the water column off of my downrigger for large tunas, wahoo, and dolphin. It will outperform live bait at times, especially during the months of August through September for dolphin fishing off the Florida Keys. I can run the "Cyborg Squid" rig at higher speeds and skip it over grass with no issues. When fishing heavy weed, this rig work great.
This rig is perfect for slow trolling, you can extend your time on the water with this rig. If you are jigging, you will want this rig run out the back of your kayak as a flat line over a dead ballyhoo.
Sword Fish Guys Take Note
This is not a swordfish rig, but...
There is not much out there on rigging squid right now, except the same "ole same ole". The guys I know that swordfish are always working on a new rig and are pioneers in the industry because they lay awake at night thinking of new swordfish rigs. Take this one and modify it. I guarantee you, that once you see this rig, your brain will catch fire.
Thank you! Look forward to seeing your catch in the Private F Group- Good Karma Sportfishing Podcast.
As with all of my videos, often things take some practice and results may vary with fishing as "it's fishing". Please note due to the proprietary nature of my videos, there are no refunds.