CaryGreene

Best Herring Imitations & How You Fish Them

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This is a very informative forum.....  I always used spoons to imitate Herring or I at least was trying to imitate Herring..   What I just did is run a magic marker along the edges of a couple of my spoons ..  I added a little of green and blue to the spoons that i'm going to fish with this week.... 

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Looks like we have to add another bait to our Herring thread. The Yozuri Hydro-Minnow. 6" & runs shallow but casts nice. Not bad! Also comes in a slightly larger size as well. 

 

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9 hours ago, CaryGreene said:

Looks like we have to add another bait to our Herring thread. The Yozuri Hydro-Minnow. 6" & runs shallow but casts nice. Not bad! Also comes in a slightly larger size as well. 

 

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Thanks for sharing:)

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23 hours ago, FishNorthShore said:

whats the best way to retrieve the hydro pencil?

Fast, slashing side to side bursts, followed by sharp stops. Then start again. = money! 

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17 hours ago, codfish said:

Thanks for sharing:)

But of course! Flutter these in pulses, rip them then steady, then rip them. Use your rod tip to haul them for short bursts. Run them parallel to jetties & structure if you have the opportunity. They will suspend just under the surface & avoid most snags. Cast them very tight to the structure.  Also drag them slower under the cover of dark, but same basic principle just slower. Let the fish find the bait. 

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I was at a herring run in a river with tons of herring and bass blowing them up. They wouldn't touch a single plug I had, tried em all. Then I finally put on a giant spook and was hooking up.

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13 hours ago, CaryGreene said:

Fast, slashing side to side bursts, followed by sharp stops. Then start again. = money! 

Sounds pretty good thanks!

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On 2/2/2016 at 1:21 PM, CaryGreene said:

Yes Lureman, I think you guys had it pretty well dialed in. I'm getting ready for open water 5" Atlantics which make a very substantial appearance in the late spring/early summer and provide some of the first Blitzes of the year. The Hydro Pencil is one of the more deadly ways to put a whoopin on the Stripers when these little devils show up...unless, you want to chuck something really fun...

 

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And for the bigger Herring when you're fishing in a Tidal Stream at 2am...

 

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Cary first of all thanks for the data sharing and I did fantastic last year fishing my herring run.  I never found a fly that produced as well as plugs and in particular the danny surface swimmer at night.  This winter I went through the maddening task of trying to make a fly I could cast 65-80 feet on my 12.5' two handed ten weight which is a dead ringer for waking a danny just under the surface.  

 

After severa failed prototypes I finally made one that works its a tube fly so you can run a 3/0 single hook off back direct to 40lb flourocarbon for the

big fish who show up a lot at the herring runs.  Check out the swimming action on my instagram page where I uploaded a video https://instagram.com/p/BgyQUIunJzD/

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Posted (edited)

Very Fun with a Capital F! A swimming  Danny fly! Great idea! Live the swimming action on the video.  The v-wake is awesome! 

 

Love the creativity! !

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