In this episode, I share how I’ve significantly enhanced my hook sets using trolling plugs over the past 4 years by integrating Nomad and Halco trolling plugs into a planer bridal setup. I’m excited to share with you all a method that has revolutionized my hook setting game – particularly when targeting the Florida Keys wahoo when using Nomad and Halco lures.  This set up will help anyone that target wahoo anywhere in the world that uses Nomads Lures, Halco lures or other trolling plugs.


  • The number of missed strikes has decreased dramatically when using Nomad trolling plugs.
  • Hook-up ratios have improved, leading to more successful trips.

If you are missing wahoo using NOMAD lures or any other trolling plug then give this set up a try.

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New! Near Shore/ Reef Fishing 8 Week Intensive – Florida Keys and Beyond The eight-week course will kick off on Thursday, February 1st, and will consist of four lessons and four Q&A.

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This intensive course will cover techniques and strategies: Bait Secret Baits Finding Spots-My secrets to finding productive spots not on CMORE MAPS Gear Moon/tides/weather And More Benefit from my personal experiences and expertise, including what has not worked for me and new ideas to try. And the best part about this type of container is the questions that others ask.

Things you may not have thought to think of asking or trying—others tend to ask. Discover unique information that may not have crossed your mind before. Price is  $100 per month (four weeks- this year is a leap year so it’s a bit janky).  This is a next level intensive course that will be game changing.

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