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Fluke rig for the back bays?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hope to get out to the shore later this month. So I can be prepared, what's a good fluke rig for drifting the back bays (Ocean City area)? For past years trips I have tied drop rigs with extended leaders but they seem to tangle easily. Thanks
post #2 of 21
1/2 oz bucktail
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Do you tip your bucktails with bait?
post #4 of 21
i have to say the biggest fluke i ever caught 8 lbs was in the surf on a white bucktail with no bait worm or plastic of any kind. some will say spearing or sand eels or squid are the way to go. i dont really fish for fluke, too boring for me.
post #5 of 21
long strip of squid on a bucktail should do you well, or even a pork rind. anything that'll give you fluttering action as the bucktail moves

or you could try the fluke balls; some swear by them, others not so much.

if you decide to go with a convention rig, i'd throw a teaser out front.

PM that dude who posted his fluke trip in the NJ forum.
post #6 of 21
3/8 to 1/2 ounce lead heed and 3" GULP shrimp or standard three way fluke rig with enough weight to just hold bottom
post #7 of 21
White curly tail grub with a pink tail on a small jig head. Nails em every time. Not tipped with anything. Ya don't need stinky bait to catch fluke.
post #8 of 21
1/2 - 1 oz white bucktail with squid strip and killie.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by bass-o-matic View Post
1/2 - 1 oz white bucktail with squid strip and killie.


we think a like...thats my go to fluke rig with a 2/0 octopus hook 12' above that with a piece of spearing (or a killie, which i prefer) impaled on it

if that doesnt work i switch the white bucktail for a pink one
post #10 of 21
Bucktail, jighead, leadhead tipped with soft plastic, A Gulp product, spearing, killie, or strip bait bounced along the bottom will score you some flatties and an assortment of other fish

I like 3/8oz up to 3/4oz ones.
post #11 of 21
Like everyone else said, but I like the GULP swimming mullet in white, yellow, or pink on the jig.
post #12 of 21
Has anyone every used a spreader bar for fluke? Or a daisy line? I came across a spreader bar for fluke the other day, pretty cheap, and it seemed like a good idea. 2 oz wieght right in the middle, and 4 loops for tying your leader and hooks too.
post #13 of 21
half ounce bucktail with searobin strip.......expolsive combo
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsaFluke86 View Post
we think a like...thats my go to fluke rig with a 2/0 octopus hook 12' above that with a piece of spearing (or a killie, which i prefer) impaled on it

if that doesnt work i switch the white bucktail for a pink one


Rigging like a drop shot does sound like a great rig. The in-laws I fish with out there typically drift only fluke rigs consisting of two minnow rigs and weight. (They only use minnows, no other baits.)
post #15 of 21
Old school always seems best, just squid strip and killie on a hook
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