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11 hours ago, Nicky Da Fish said:

Used it today, one short, could have done better if I didn't mistime the tide. Noticed the lighter "dropper" had a tendency to tangle. I like the action with the lighter line and smaller hook but feel like it needs a stiffer line to keep it away from the main line. Not sure this rig was made for casting, maybe it's better out of a boat?

 

The key to that rig is light leader + small hook, giving killie freedom to move. All you need is an egg sinker to swivel to leader/hook if you're casting from shore. Lob it out, drag pause repeat and don't wait to set the hook, just the time it takes to reel down your slack. Like any finesse fishing, the lighter you go the more bites you'll get. In the rivers I typically go 8lb floro leader to #3 dropshot hooks...but that's from boat/yak. 

 

Imo, it's an early season thing. Now all you need is gulp on a jighead, cover water no need to carry live bait on the beach. 

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41 mins ago, buddha162 said:

Now all you need is gulp on a jighead, cover water no need to carry live bait on the beach. 

If you're interested in plowing through $20 worth of gulp per day.

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1 hour ago, ChumSlickJon said:

If you're interested in plowing through $20 worth of gulp per day.

 

Sounds about average. 

 

Z man + pro cure is a very decent alternative. 

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25 mins ago, buddha162 said:

 

Sounds about average. 

 

Z man + pro cure is a very decent alternative. 

Mister Twister also

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39 mins ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

Mister Twister also

 

Any soft plastic, but one Zman glued to your jig head would last the entire trip.  

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10 mins ago, buddha162 said:

 

Any soft plastic, but one Zman glued to your jig head would last the entire trip.  

Good to know! I have a pack of them for FW and never got around to trying them

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9 mins ago, Jay in the Bay said:

What Pro-Cure scent do you use?

 

Shrimp, squid, crab, menhadden...it doesn't matter, they'll hold onto it much longer. Procure doesn't have the drawing power of gulp (water vs oil-based), but it makes a big difference in hooking ratio vs. no scent at all. 

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1 hour ago, buddha162 said:

 

Shrimp, squid, crab, menhadden...it doesn't matter, they'll hold onto it much longer. Procure doesn't have the drawing power of gulp (water vs oil-based), but it makes a big difference in hooking ratio vs. no scent at all. 

Ever have success with the Inshore Saltwater scent?

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1 hour ago, Lagerhead said:

Is anybody using fluke belly?

 

Does it have to be fresh or can it be frozen/thawed?

i like sea robin strips. extra tough and stays on the hook real well.

 

fwiw, i think you need to have the rack with you if you are using fluke belly these days.

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33 mins ago, Jay in the Bay said:

Ever have success with the Inshore Saltwater scent?

 

Never tried it but I'm 100% it will be just as effective. You just want them to eat it and not immediately spit it out...the action is what draws the strike. 

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On ‎7‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 7:33 AM, ThrowinPlugs said:

Caught a fat 18" the other night on a Mag Darter. That was interesting. 

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I always thought they did not bite at night!

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