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#1 minman98

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Posted August 13 2010 - 5:11 PM

As you can assume, I am a newbie in kayaking.
If I want to catch porgies, do i need a sinker, if yes, what would be the weight I should use. Thought they surface during the day. I am not sure about that. Also can i use squid instead of clams for a bait? Thanks a lot.

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Posted August 13 2010 - 5:22 PM

Hell man...it should be how to NOT catch a porgy, lol.

Seriously...I just throw a sea worm on a hook with no sinker and catch them. A sinker will help though due to drifting. Squid will work fine too.

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Posted August 14 2010 - 3:16 PM

If you are talking scup/porgy, then you need a 1-2oz sinker right on the bottom, a heavier sinker if there is a current. Use squid, they are bait stealers.
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Posted August 14 2010 - 3:52 PM

What size/style hook would work? I'm thinking about rigging up a couple rods for my kids to fish next week when I head back to CC.
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Posted August 15 2010 - 8:18 AM


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What size/style hook would work? I'm thinking about rigging up a couple rods for my kids to fish next week when I head back to CC.






You can buy smaller "porgy" hooks, or you can just use regular freshwater hooks tbh. Same sizes you use to throw a shiner on.

Thing is, they inhale the hook a lot.

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Posted August 15 2010 - 9:20 AM


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You can buy smaller "porgy" hooks, or you can just use regular freshwater hooks tbh. Same sizes you use to throw a shiner on.

Thing is, they inhale the hook a lot.





I usually use Eagle Claw style 139 in size 4 up to size 1. Like Mokes said, they do inhale. I change them on the spot and go bigger if the fish keep inhaling them, so I dont have to keep cutting off and putting new hooks on.

Other ones I use are the pre-made porgy rigs. Much more convenient and less clutter on the yak. You can usually find both at the big sporting good stores and Wally world

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Posted August 15 2010 - 5:18 PM

I have been catching 17-19" scup all summer using a 1/2 oz red color jig head tipped with squid. On a slow to average drift , not anchored. tried ti=o anchor up and only got postage stamps but once I started to move the big pork chops came to play, Keeps my grill fired up till the bass come back in a few weeks

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Posted August 15 2010 - 5:21 PM

size 1 hook just drop clam or sandworms down.
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Posted August 15 2010 - 5:34 PM


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I have been catching 17-19" scup all summer using a 1/2 oz red color jig head tipped with squid. On a slow to average drift , not anchored. tried ti=o anchor up and only got postage stamps but once I started to move the big pork chops came to play, Keeps my grill fired up till the bass come back in a few weeks





19" Scup?? Really? That's HUGE.

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Posted August 16 2010 - 8:07 AM


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19" Scup?? Really? That's HUGE.





Those are some monster scup. Thats gotta be fun on light tackle.

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Posted August 16 2010 - 8:13 AM


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Those are some monster scup. Thats gotta be fun on light tackle.





I actually never knew you could catch 19" Scup, lol. I call them Sea Kivers.

Catching MANY scup that size seems odd to me.......12" is a huge scup to me, lol.

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Posted August 16 2010 - 9:19 AM

B-I-Ls and I took the kids to a dock for porgies and snappers yesterday.

good action, many shorts so I kept the pliers on hand and we released them as quickly as we could,

I did have a 14" keeper right off the bat with the smaller hook (fin strike)

Went to a larger hook I rigged myself to hold larger bait (and in case a striper happened to lurk about). lots on nibbles but nothing big enough to swallow the larger hook.


The keeper was tasty.

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Posted August 16 2010 - 9:24 AM


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I actually never knew you could catch 19" Scup, lol. I call them Sea Kivers.

Catching MANY scup that size seems odd to me.......12" is a huge scup to me, lol.




suprsingly huge this year SCUPZILLAAA!!!!

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Posted August 17 2010 - 8:18 PM

oh man, any pix of those 19"ers! i hate to be the cynic, but i've never seen a porgy larger than 18", let alone a bunch of them!

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Posted August 18 2010 - 8:47 AM


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suprsingly huge this year SCUPZILLAAA!!!!





But a mess of 17-19 inchers?
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