cashews121

Trout Nuggets

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I am not really a trout guy...but I will be trying it out on Long Island hopefully on April 1st. So the question is,,who uses these Berkley Nuggets,,and how do you rig them?  I plan to hit that place that you throw the bait up the tube that goes under the highway among other spots. 

 

 

 

 

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Bad if your a C&R person. Trout will usually inhale these deep into the gut with the hook. Very hard to release with death. Unless you cut the line. Then the hook mite rust out. 

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To answer your question... as small of a split shot that you can get away with with the nugget on a size 10 trout hook, I like to drift them through pools rather than anchor them with heavier weight to creek bottom and wait for a trout to swim up to it.

 

But as VCE said they can be difficult to fish when practicing C&R due to the fact that trout will inhale them.  Now that I am fishing way more often and not really keeping any, I prefer to go with trout magnets or other small artificials.

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6 hours ago, wellman324 said:

To answer your question... as small of a split shot that you can get away with with the nugget on a size 10 trout hook, I like to drift them through pools rather than anchor them with heavier weight to creek bottom and wait for a trout to swim up to it.

 

But as VCE said they can be difficult to fish when practicing C&R due to the fact that trout will inhale them.  Now that I am fishing way more often and not really keeping any, I prefer to go with trout magnets or other small artificials.

#10 ,,but what brand do you use? Style?

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34 mins ago, cashews121 said:

#10 ,,but what brand do you use? Style?

The guys Ive seen set them up differently depending on fishing on a lake or river fishing.  If your setting up on lake. They use a slip sinker 18- 24 inch's to hold the nugget suspended in the water column. River they use a small split shot 12 inch's after the nugget to let it flow down river 

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10 hours ago, vce12342000 said:

The guys Ive seen set them up differently depending on fishing on a lake or river fishing.  If your setting up on lake. They use a slip sinker 18- 24 inch's to hold the nugget suspended in the water column. River they use a small split shot 12 inch's after the nugget to let it flow down river 

But what brand and style?

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I have used Gamakatsu size 10 salmon egg hooks last spring. But also liked Eagle Claw Baitholder hooks in size 10.  If you're in a snaggy spot you don't need to use anything that's expensive. 

 

I found best results when tying direct to my 2-4lb test mainline instead of using a presnelled option.

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On 2/5/2019 at 9:31 AM, wellman324 said:

I have used Gamakatsu size 10 salmon egg hooks last spring. But also liked Eagle Claw Baitholder hooks in size 10.  If you're in a snaggy spot you don't need to use anything that's expensive. 

 

I found best results when tying direct to my 2-4lb test mainline instead of using a presnelled option.

Looked on Gamakatsu site,,I am having difficulty finding anything listed  as a Salmon hook,,is it just an Octopus in size 10 ?

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These get a resounding "meh" in my book. They're easily inhaled and make a sticky mess when wet. I'll stick to gulp maggots or good ol' wax worms which are silly cheap.

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You can catch trout in those "tubes" with woolybuggers. Not the most exciting fishing scene. Crush your barbs. Be aware that those locations are really small and if you are not the first one you are generally done. Don't trip over the poachers.

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14 hours ago, cashews121 said:

Looked on Gamakatsu site,,I am having difficulty finding anything listed  as a Salmon hook,,is it just an Octopus in size 10 ?

 

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They were in a green gamakatsu package. Basically those with a slightly longer shank.

 

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Lmao I thought this was a different thread, but my answer sticks.

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