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FISHING THE WATER COLUMN 2021

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Fishing Cape Cod Bay the last few years has led me to go lighter in my tackle, I also find my self carrying a lot less stuff, below is my 4 go to baits, the line I use and the Rod, Please share how you cover the water column where you fish?:)

1. Water column surface, custom wooden spook style top water plug.

2. Water column 1-6 FT down, 9 inch squid style jerk baits with weighted hook for subsurface strike zone

3. Water column 6-20 FT down, 7 inch Paddle Tail Cape Cod Sand Eel with 1.3oz jig head

4 Water column 20 FT or more, Ava 27 with green tail

 

  7 inch Paddle Tail Cape Cod Sand Eel

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12 hours ago, Surf bomber said:

Put it all in your  bag any more room add a few  incidental s and done...you don't catch them with that the fish aren't hungry

What additional "incidentals?"

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That's pretty much all we really need for fishing any bay, topwater (MUST need), some swimbaits/soft plastic and maybe some metal or a few plugs like small SP's etc.

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You can pretty much fish the entire water column with soft plastics alone (hook alone for weightless and your favorite jig heads in various weights for going as deep as you need) and maybe a few bucktails and tins in various weight for when the blues are around.

 

 

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Mind sharing who makes that spook? 
 

 

Rarely do I stray from these for bass

 

Surface- super strike little neck/cotten cordell pencil

 

mid- sp minnow

 

mid and bottom- bucktail/tsunami sandeel/Ava 27

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17 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

Fairly similar myself.  

Top. Usually a Danny. I don't use them alot thou.  

Middle & bottom- Jig/plastic or metal

"metal" when you say metal does that mean Ava jigs??

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Top: Gibbs pencil, creek chub popper

Middle: sp minnow, Xrap, sluggo, fluke

Bottom: bucktail, diamond jig

Anywhere: Kastmaster, storm shad.

everything is between 1 and 2 ounces except flukes and sluggos, which are anywhere from unweighted to 2 ounces.

Rod: 7 foot tidemaster

Line: 20 lb PowerPro 

Leader: 20-40 lb Ande mono

usually fish south shore mass rivers.

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4 hours ago, codfish said:

"metal" when you say metal does that mean Ava jigs??

Tins & spoons.   Was feeling lazy. 

Keeled squids, kastmasters, krocodiles. Stuff like that

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11 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

Tins & spoons.   Was feeling lazy. 

Keeled squids, kastmasters, krocodiles. Stuff like that

"Keeled squids" what's this? sorry just killing a January day:eek:

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19 mins ago, codfish said:

"Keeled squids" what's this? sorry just killing a January day:eek:

I'm probably calling them the wrong thing anyways.  I tend to make up words as I go. :hooked:

 

But stuff like this.   

These are Dan the Tinman's.   Flat back. Sloping belly into a "keel shape"  

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21 mins ago, Popasilov said:

They look like Charlie Graves

Those are Tinman's.  I took the pic from his website.   

 

I love his eye on them.  Zero issues getting a clip on.  And with just a tiny duolock they move like mad.  On the grommeted eye I find I need a rather large duolock to not impede the action.  

 I know traditionally the grommet eye is standard, but I find this is a great improvement.  

 

I wish Dan made smaller ones.  I love the J1 size from Charlie Graves for lightweight summertime stuff.  

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