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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    I fished the rock wall quite frequently from shore when i was livin in the bay. sharks and rays were all we caught. It was fun though. It sure can get cold and windy at night there.

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    nice striper , good size. ;D ;D

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    I am currently using a Seeker rated for I think max 20lb (will check tonight and send PM to you) This rod has handled any fish we have hooked so far but I feel is a tad "heavey" now. I like the medium to medium heavey power with the fast action tips. I just bought a new Shimano Teramar X76m that I can't wait to try.

    Some do use a "salmon release" and drop the sinker on the hit which may let you use the salmon rod.
    My drag is set so that I can pull off line fairly easily, when they hit there is no mistake ;) a lot of times in can be a "little difficult" to get the rod out of the holder ;D
    We seem to have a longer "activety" window with the trolling thus uping our counts.

    Seeker is SC 196 7' line 10 -25lb

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    do you mind telling what kind of rod? i have several, but i think my sturg rod is too heavy, but my salmon (backtrolling rod) is too light.. if i put 10 oz on my salmon rod and troll with it, i imagine it would be bent over pretty good , then a 'butt added on would really work it! also, how's the drag set? when they hit it are they taking line? (thinking of setting drag the same as backtrolling salmon?) as you can tell, i've only live baited for 'em, but i've heard trolling can be more productive (more ground covered?)
    thanks again!

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    kinda like a live bait setup, just heavier and trolling!
    Exactly
    The other difference is that you don't need to worry about the size of the hook causing problems for the bait to swim around so you can use a larger hook espicaly the tail one. ;)

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    perfect!
    that sounds great to me, kinda like a live bait setup, just heavier and trolling!

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    We are not using "riggers".
    Attach a 3 way swivel to your main line, off of that you will put on 1 leader around a foot long that you attach a weight too, ( we were trolling with 8 to 16 ozs). On the other we run a 12" to 18" leader with ball bearing swivels on ech end that attaches to the dodger, then off the back of the dodger the bait leader. Drop it to the bottom then let out a few more feet depending on depth and speed, you want to be close to the bottom, so the weight should make contact every now and then. ;)

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    o-k back to the pros!- is there any way to troll for them without downriggers? i'm challenged in that area!
    thanks!

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    oops, i got it from the other link!
    thanks

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    Re: Rock Wall Halibut 5-13-06

    how are you trolling, with downriggers?
    thanks!

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