When you hook up, keep the boat in gear and dont break stride. Dont back off or speed up, keep engine harmonics the same. If you dont hook up again in the passing 20 seconds or so (that time is off the top of my head could be more or less depending on how fast line is peeling off), do what you have to do to boat the fish you have hooked up.fishbreath13 said:The question is when trolling for Tuna, and you get a knock down and hook up, what do you guys do to try to get multiple hookups..... Turn the boat one way or the other? Speed up or slow down? Jig the rest of the baits in the spread? Stop and start the boat to let the baits sink as if they are stunned and then speed up as if they are trying to get away? I do all of the above and was just trying to generate some new ideas from the good people on this board. For me there is nothing like watching rod after rod bend over with fish on. Especially with the price of fuel these days. Rob
u should hold steady course if u have inexperienced anglers on the fish. keep the boat moving straight ahead to help keep drag pressure on fish. this will eliminate angler error of slack line. also until u know how and where the fish is moving it is best to go straight ahead then adjustreelhooked said:I am curious to this as well as I have had trouble getting multiples. I have heard different theories as to what to do after the hookup. Some say just hold a steady course with constant speed b/c if you slow down or speed up the change in the hum of the engines can spook the fish. Others say slowdown to drop the baits then quickly accelerate. Others say turn towards the hooked up rod. I have taken the constant speed and direction approach with limited success. I am going to try the jigging the remaining lines. I am also definitely going to have a setup with a diamond jig ready to go and drop that back once I slow the boat down.