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Found 6 results

  1. Does anyone know any good Striper spots in Southern Maine?
  2. Does anyone have any recommendations or preference for what size and type of circle hooks to use when livelining mackerel. This past season I was using 6/0 and 7/0, inline, gamakatsu circle hooks, but my hookup rates weren't the best and I deep hooked more fish than I'd like to admit. I'm sure I'm more to blame more than the hook, but wanted to see what other people are using since I'm going to be stocking up over the winter. Has anyone tried the thin wire circles? Also, if anyone has any tips to hook the corner of the mouth, I'd appreciate it.. I use a baitrunner reel, let the fish run for a few seconds, engage the main drag and lift the rod. Could setting the hook too early be my problem? Will a smaller hook help? Thanks
  3. I do my modest tuna fishing on partyboats. It'd be nice to bring live bait. You could jig up snappers at the dock, but keeping them alive is labor-intensive. If we're going sixty miles out during the night before we even troll, I can't be bothered to change their water every fifteen minutes. Squid, mackerel, herring, or whatever may or may not show up. Eels are hardy, just don't let them drown in fresh water or their own slime. Hook them through the back, avoiding the spine, and let the usual sinker take them down. Anyone done that? What about bergals, a/k/a cunner? How hardy are they? I suspect they're pretty good. Anyone know from experience? If I could buy one-foot killifish in September or October, I would, but that doesn't seem to happen.
  4. So I leave for vacation up in Southport area in a few days and am bringing up my rod . Already got my lures (poppers /minnows ) etc but has anyone had success trolling at night with either clams/mackerel strips/ or eel. Would love to catch a striper or two of the kayak so any advice is great.
  5. I'm going to be spending time on the Island...Anyone have any helpful advice about the Island...Thxs
  6. Do any of you ever have any problems with dying and sloppy live bait this time of the summer? Live bait is expensive to buy and to catch, by noon most of it is dead, crab bait or red-nosed, sickly and to sloppy to fish with. I've been Googling this problem and it seems to be a summertime lo-O2 problem only when the livewell contains to many baits. I really want to bring more than 1 bait per gallon of livewell water... what's your experience in June, July and August? Looks like the solution is either put less bait in the livewell bait or put more O2 into the livewell water. If you put 51-52 baitfish in 50 gallons of water and overcrowd the livewell, the bait gets sick and dies in short order in the morning. I never have any bait problems or livewell problems in the fall, winter or spring when the water is cool/cold... problems only in the summer when the water reaches 75 F or so. Thanks Bob