JimmyHoffa

Mackerel Chasing my Treble hook

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I was snagging pogies and realized some tinker Mack’s were chasing my treble hook so I quickly snagged some. Anyone else have this happen? What’s the best way to fish for Mack’s in Boston harbor from shore? I got a hit on the Mac within a few minutes.

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52 mins ago, JimmyHoffa said:

I was snagging pogies and realized some tinker Mack’s were chasing my treble hook so I quickly snagged some. Anyone else have this happen? What’s the best way to fish for Mack’s in Boston harbor from shore? I got a hit on the Mac within a few minutes.

Small silver spoons do the trick.  I prefer a half ounce diamond with a single hook.  Or a sabiki rig.  I find sabiki's a bit more trouble than its worth.

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When casting sabikis, I cut the sabiki in half (3 hooks) and throw a tiny metal on the end and crush all barbs. Keep tension on the line when you have a strike and you should be ok. Might lose a couple with crushed barbs but makes unhooking the fish (or yourself) easier.

 

Also, when 1 hits, leave it there for a second and reel slowly, the hooked mackerel attracts more mackerel.

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