dbjpb

maiden voyage

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Heading out back tonight for some blue fish. First trip of the year. Hope to find some gators around.

 

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Well, I didn't find any fish yesterday afternoon in the bay either. Went to a spot hot with blues all week, dead. Launched further west where a group of boats were visible a mile or so out, nada. Marked bass, sometimes a lot, saw swirls, towed around white 5" shad, wonder bread SP and schoolbus chicken track bomber, not a bump. 

 

When the wind stayed above 10 I could actually sail/troll around 2.5 to 3 mph holding the rod in my hand, was really cool. Below that I had to paddle to keep at a decent trolling speed.

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When I was trolling I kept picking up  sea weed.  Water was very clean. I could see down 5 feet. Very unusual fir this location. The local paper said the blues were there Sunday?

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12 hours ago, computeruser said:

I have caught 4 blues today as by-catch targeting bass in Raritan bay...one was over 25"...they hit TnW without worm

bluefish will hit a hot dog if you rigged it with a hook

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I met a guy in Keyport many years ago. He drilled two holes in an old spoon and attached a hook to it. He caught a good amount of blues like that,

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When blues are hungry, they will eat whatever is in front of them.

 

I remember one time, I was reeling in my lure because I caught some sea weed, blue crushed it, no action, bait was just coming through water with a pile of see weed on it. My buddy had an old wood popper, no paint at all. Looked like a piece of wood with hooks, im throwing a nice newer top water, good colors for the water. He gets slammed on his and I am left with nothing but casting out again....

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3 hours ago, dbjpb said:

I met a guy in Keyport many years ago. He drilled two holes in an old spoon and attached a hook to it. He caught a good amount of blues like that,

I did the same thing to some old butter knives that were thrown away. I put a slight bend in them. Worked great for blues.

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When the blues are hungry all the expensive and stuff with treble hooks stay in the kayak.  Single hook metal is the way to go.

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I put single hooks on my sp minnows. They seem to really like them.  Being a paddle kayaker tougher to fish metal trolling .

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