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Fishing Metal?

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Just a question before the "Fling" begins. I was "organizing" my fishing stuff and found out that Iactually own an extensive collection of Hopkins, Kastmasers, Ava's, and Krocodiles. Now here's the question: how does everyone fish them from the surf? The only experience I have with metal is during a blitz where you cast and reel fast or vertical jigging from a boat. Any info would be appreciated.

 

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rob

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Hi Rob,

 

The only time I use metal is in a hard Easterly Wind or when the fish are out of range for conventional tackle ie. plugs, swimmers, etc. I use the metal with a teaser and bounce it across the bottom, this works well with a big surf, let the metal lay on the bottom allowing the waves to move the teaser around and slowly retrieve.

 

The only time I'll throw just metal is when the Albies are around, a lil ava 007 or 005 ripped as fast as you can reel it, Hoooo Son. biggrin.gif

 

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Dubs a.k.a., Charlie

dubs@stripersonline.com

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Rob,

Last fall I had good success with both Crocodiles and Kastmasters when all of the peanut bunker were around. I just used a relatively slow, steady retrieve, and caught some nice bass. As Dubs mentioned, I was using them primarily when a long cast was needed. Also, sometimes a Crippled Herring bounced in off of the bottom can be real effective.

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Rob,

 

I use Kastmasters often in the Spring when fishing during the day for stripers and bluefish. I work kastmasters like a wounded bait fish by varying it's speed and letting it drop back several times during the retrieve. I hope this helps.

 

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Bouncing a kastmaster and teaser works well for me.Not a top bass producer,they tend to hit the teaser,but an all around catcher.Real good for fluke and searobbers smile.gif...but can produce almost anything.Seeing that the flings hours will be mostly dark,you could probally do beter with a bucktail then a shiney metal

 

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Metal can be very productive, yes during a blitz you can throw just about any metal out there and nail fish. If you are fishing areas that you know hold fish and are not necessarily in a blitz Charlie Graves Tins w/ feathers work best....Funny, I never see anyone using them around here, Nobody! Even up north very few people throw them, but boy do they work. You work them nice and slow right along the bottom, they have a deadley wobble, sometimes in some curent I don't even reel...They have taken many Cows back in the day, used to be very popular...

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