Lure Name: 5 1/2″ Tuna Tango Trolling Lure
Best Color: Green Sparkle Head / Chartreuse Rubber Skirt
You can see the Green / Chartreuse Tuna Tango Trolling Lure high up un the leader with a bull dolphin on the hook. Photos: Gettin Lucky Fishing
The Tuna Tango trolling lure by C & H Lures has been a longtime favorite for the Fishcrack team and is with out a doubt one of the best dolphin lures available on the market today. It can be trolled with or without a natural bait at speeds of 2-15 knots, and is considered by many to be the most versatile lure for dolphin in the world. We are calling it the best lure for dolphin fishing during the Summer 2013.Our favorite color is Chartreuse, but these other colors are deadly as well:
Here are some screen shots from a youtube video showing the Tuna Tango in action hooked up to a big bull dolphin by GettinLuckyFishing.com:
The best dolphin lures are generally the ones that are easy to see, make some commotion, and utilize bright colored skirts. This angler is hooked up to a big bull off the coast of Jupiter, FL. All Photos Courtesy Of http://gettinluckyfishing.com
C & H Tackle makes some of the best trolling lures in the world. The tuna tango has been gaining popularity amongst professional fishermen for decades now.
Catching mahi mahi is all about preparation and patience. You have to put in the time and the gas to look for them, but you won’t catch any dolphin if you dont come prepared with the right tackle.
Dolphin fishing lures don’t have to be fancy, they just have to be easily visible and track straight while trolling behind the boat. The tuna tango accomplishes these feats.
The tuna tango is a very versatile dolphin lure. It can be trolled at a wide range of speeds and even fished subsurface behind a trolling lead or a planer. This sub surface dolphin rig can be deadly during the middle of the day.
The tuna tango is one of those dolphin lures tat should always have a lace in your spread. Dolphin love the green colored version of this trolling lure when the sun is shining bright.
Your dolphin rig will be tested to it’s limits when you get a big bull boat side. Mahi Mahi are unpredictable when they reach this critical stage in the fight.
If your dolphin tackle isn’t up to par, landing big bulls like this one are nearly impossible.
Use extra caution when rigging trolling lures for dolphin. Make sure all the connections on your dolphin rig are secure, and also make sure that the hook is sharpened properly.
Trolling for dolphin allows you to cover much more water than drifting with live or dead baits. This is why it is the preferred method for catching mahi mahi around the world.
The tuna tango is the only trolling lure we like to deploy when we are running and gunning to try different spots to find the fish. It can be trolled at high speeds and still track nicely, allowing us to move from spot to spot quickly and efficiently.
Trolling lures for dolphin are usually either cup-faced or bullet-headed. Both styles work well, but the bullet head dolphin lures like the tuna tango are more versatile in most fishing situations.
One of our favorite trolling spreads is to fish the tuna tango on four different rods behind the boat. We utilize different colors in order to maximize our chances at fooling big bull dolphin.
The Tuna Tango dolphin rig is the key to bringing big bulls like this one to the gaff during the 2013 Summer months.
Catching mahi mahi is not only fun, you also get to bring home tasty fillets to the dinner table.
Rigging trolling lures for dolphin takes time and a little money, but the payoff is well worth both!
Trolling for dolphin with the Tuna Tango trolling lure might result in scenes like this!
The Tuna Tango is definitely one of the best dolphin lures on the planet, and definitely our favorite!