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#1 EdC

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Posted January 12 2004 - 6:35 PM

Fishing for scup is one of my favorite pastimes when I'm on vacation in Bristol, R.I. I usually use sandworms or squid for bait. Just for fun, the last few times I've tried to use lures, like small white marabou crappie jigs, but no luck. Anyone out there have any success with lures for these tasty little fish?



#2 suntzu

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Posted January 12 2004 - 6:52 PM

I have caught them on 007 diamond jigs, I have also caught them on sabiki rigs



#3 Triet

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Posted January 12 2004 - 7:25 PM

I used to fish North Fork partyboats for scup. At some point in the season, they hit CT waters, very deep, and the scup run bigger. Anyway, it is a pain in the butt to reel up and replace stolen bait, so i used 1/8oz white bucktails in lieu of porgy hooks. I sweetened them sometimes, but not always. Dropped to the bottom with a 10oz sinker and jigged. Worked pretty good, but some of the scup used to straighten the hooks!


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#4 Michael P

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Posted January 13 2004 - 8:48 AM

I also have done the North Fork porgy thing, there were all kinds of pelagics tearing up bait around us so I started casting assorted metal. Every time the jig got too close to the bottom I caught a giant porgy.


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#5 MakoMike

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Posted January 13 2004 - 9:23 AM

I've caught them with regular scup hooks dressed with a very small curlytail. Not as productive as bait, but if you can't get bait it works.


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Posted January 13 2004 - 9:35 AM

I've caught them on the North Fork of LI while fishing for stripers using small epoxy flies or small clousers on a flyrod.
I wonder if there is anything they won't take. I remember catching monster porgies, a couple of years ago, while blackfishing with green crab bait.
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#7 EdC

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Posted January 14 2004 - 9:58 PM

Thanks for the tips! Lotsa new things to try this summer.



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Posted January 15 2004 - 1:34 PM

porgies, but haven't caught one in a few years. They almost seem to have disappeared from NJ inshore waters.



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Posted January 15 2004 - 5:19 PM


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Originally posted by FishinFEEver:
porgies, but haven't caught one in a few years. They almost seem to have disappeared from NJ inshore waters.


You've got to be kidding! The bottom is paved with them from the middle of LI to ME. Huge ones too. If they ain't in NJ I'll be very suprised.


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Posted January 15 2004 - 5:30 PM

In 02 there were so many giant porgies in raritan Bay it was silly..could catch several hundred a day if ya wanted. They were there this year as well but not in the same numbers, never came all the way into the bay but out by the VZ and over the inshore wrecks, slaughter



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Posted January 15 2004 - 5:51 PM

my 3 year old was getting double headers at the fishing beach at the hook this year almost every weekend through september.



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Posted January 16 2004 - 9:15 PM

love them porgies. try small bucktails dressed with squid. drag (not bounce) across the bottom with occasional pauses. huge porgies.....you gotta drag it reel slow - its almost painful