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#1 FishinFEEver

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Posted February 28 2008 - 12:44 AM

Does anybody do it?

Where, when would it be possible? And how? Would it be strictly bait, or would they take small jigs?

I totally forgot how much I liked to catch these fish, even on stiff wreck fishing gear. I would love to tie into some on light tackle.

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#2 Bobbykurva

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Posted February 28 2008 - 12:46 AM

I catch porgy and live line them for stripers off of block island.
Use a sabiki rig, and put strips of squid on each hook. Double hookups are not uncommon and really fun on light tackle.



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Posted February 28 2008 - 12:47 AM

Do you ever tie into some bigger ones?



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Posted February 28 2008 - 12:51 AM

In the waters I fish, the average fish is somewhere around 9 - 12 inches. RI regs state the porgy needs to be 10.5" to keep, whether you're eating them or using them as striper bait.



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Posted February 28 2008 - 12:54 AM

There good eating to.



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Posted February 28 2008 - 4:13 AM

I love fried porgy! I like to call em scup. Every summer my friends and I go to "our" spot, we get fat meaty ones. They always show up at a certain time! Scup fishing, we use 7ft 2pc surf rods. Tsunami Airwave + Trophy, Penn Spinfisher, Daiwa Eliminator. Hiking a bit through forest so 2pc is a must. We use 2 hook dropper setup with 2-3oz pyramid sinkers. For bait, we mainly use seaworms followed by clams. Poor worms have to be amputated for their services. Split into 1 inch sections and put on the size 2 baithooks. The worm's scent will get them to the area in no time! The scary part is if a large striper or blue hooks on! Hasnt happened to me yet! Knock on wood! i dont think a size 2 hook would last very long on a big fish's lips!



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Posted February 28 2008 - 10:26 AM

I fish em in LongIslandSound on light tackle. It's the only time I use freshy rods in the salt. Tons of fun, feisty fighters, and tasty too.


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Posted February 28 2008 - 12:56 PM

I love fried porgy! I like to call em scup. Every summer my friends and I go to "our" spot, we get fat meaty ones. They always show up at a certain time! Scup fishing, we use 7ft 2pc surf rods. Tsunami Airwave + Trophy, Penn Spinfisher, Daiwa Eliminator. Hiking a bit through forest so 2pc is a must. We use 2 hook dropper setup with 2-3oz pyramid sinkers. For bait, we mainly use seaworms followed by clams. Poor worms have to be amputated for their services. Split into 1 inch sections and put on the size 2 baithooks. The worm's scent will get them to the area in no time! The scary part is if a large striper or blue hooks on! Hasnt happened to me yet! Knock on wood! i dont think a size 2 hook would last very long on a big fish's lips!

I think I know where your "our" spot is...... LOTS of people know that spot unfortunatly.



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Posted February 28 2008 - 1:05 PM

I get them in SoCo RI and then live line 'um out the breachways or even an open beach...



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Posted February 28 2008 - 1:54 PM

Have caught keeper sized ones on tiny sabiki rigs. When they're in the bay I love using a light spinning rod, maybe 1oz weight and the scrappy slabs will even take some drag.

When specifically targeting them in a bit deeper waters, I like my light fluke bucktailing rods. Even with a graphite stick and braid, we put a good amount into the boat.




Have even caught some while fishing a jighead tipped with a Gulp grub while fluking.


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Posted February 28 2008 - 2:07 PM

the lil bbuggers fight hard, i love using them for bait when i used to mate on a charter boat we used to shrimp for weakies i would also drop down the the botten and catch we 2 doz porgies for bait.



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Posted February 28 2008 - 3:19 PM

I catch porgy and live line them for stripers off of block island.
Use a sabiki rig, and put strips of squid on each hook. Double hookups are not uncommon and really fun on light tackle.

how do you hook the porgies?


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Posted February 28 2008 - 5:09 PM

When fishing in the Spring I'll use the same rod I use for light bucktailing.
St. Croix Premier 6'6" Light Action and a Shimano Stradic 1000. This rod has plenty of backbone for big Fluke yet light enough for Porgies.
When I'm targeting the Porgies I like to use a small 1/4 ounce Spro bucktail with the smallest amount of a squid strip.
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Posted February 28 2008 - 5:22 PM

what kind of line are you guys using?....

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Posted February 28 2008 - 5:24 PM

I use 14lb Fireline.
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