PiscatoReel chin guards are the perfect addition to your on or off shore fishing arsenal. Ideal for slow trolling big dead baits for Spanish mackerel, GT's, cobia and more. These chromed chin-guards are 130g or 4.7oz and will allow you to slow troll big baits such as bonito, skipjack, mack tuna, tailor, big garfish, ribbon fish, small trevally and a number of other baitfish.
- Check the pics out to rig a bonito, first rig the chin guard with approx. 400mm wire and two 9/0 or 10/0 hooks ganged. I like to use True-Turn hooks. Then line up the bait so the head is in the center of the chin-guard. Sight where hooks are to be inserted into bait and insert hooks. Then line up the two head spikes and pierce as straight as possible through middle of head. Use two small elastic bands to hold the head against the chin-guard, lock the elastics in behind the mouth hinge and flare the gills over the edges of the chin-guard. Place bait into water with motor just in gear to check that it is swimming straight and make any adjustments if necessary. Once bonito is swimming straight, put bait 15-20m behind boat in prop wash and slow troll bait with motor just in gear. Bonito are deadly bait for Spanish mackerel and the result is my mate with a 22kg Spaniard on a slow trolled bonito.