Leader Advice

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by michael_reiber, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. michael_reiber

    michael_reiber Active Member

    Hoping to head out to test the boat out this weekend and with any luck were are going to try to troll around tent island for winter springs, Just wondering if any of the local guys have some knowledge to whether we should shorten our leaders or not, we normally shorten them in the winter when fishing for winter springs but I wasn't sure if there were still transient fish coming through and we should keep them at normal summer length.


  2. fish brain

    fish brain Active Member

    I would go short 24-36 inches. Smarter people might have better advice.
  3. michael_reiber

    michael_reiber Active Member

    Awesome yep thats what I was tying everything up at, just wasn't 100% if I was jumping the gun a little bit or not.
  4. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Not a lot of winters currently in south island waters.
    36" leader to glow squirts and small spoons usually work well.
  5. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    5' leader with the AP spoon was the most productive this past winter ...

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