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Fluking with a Conventional

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Very simple question…

 

When fluking off a boat with a conventional reel…

 

Do you press your thumb down hard on the spool before setting the hook?

 

Please chime in! Thanks!!

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I do it when largemouth fishing because baitcasters have wimpy drags, never thought of doing that with my conventional when fluking but I may subconsciously do it anyway. I could see it helping in deeper water maybe? 

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14 mins ago, liambrouillette said:

I do it when largemouth fishing because baitcasters have wimpy drags, never thought of doing that with my conventional when fluking but I may subconsciously do it anyway. I could see it helping in deeper water maybe? 

 

What bait casters arr you using?

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49 mins ago, CLFish5 said:

Very simple question…

 

When fluking off a boat with a conventional reel…

 

Do you press your thumb down hard on the spool before setting the hook?

 

Please chime in! Thanks!!

 

While not fluke, I have fished snapper, blackfish, and grouper off boats.

 

Never used my thumb on the spool.

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3 mins ago, Beastly Backlash said:

What bait casters arr you using

Mainly run into this with my shimano aldebaran but I don't fault the reel because it's only 4.7 ounces. And it only really matters if the bass is over 3 or 4 pounds. 

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44 mins ago, liambrouillette said:

Mainly run into this with my shimano aldebaran but I don't fault the reel because it's only 4.7 ounces. And it only really matters if the bass is over 3 or 4 pounds. 

 

Gottcha! 

 

That is a pretty darn light reel.

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45 mins ago, CLFish5 said:

For reference I’m fluking in 60-120 feet of water with a Lexa 300

 

Lexas have pretty powerful drags, set your drag accordingly and you should be fine. Utimately up to what you feel comfortable doing.

 

As I mentioned, I never used my thumb. I bottom fished using Komodos from 50ft to 200ft (which was the deepest I have tried).

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11 mins ago, Beastly Backlash said:

 

Lexas have pretty powerful drags, set your drag accordingly and you should be fine. Utimately up to what you feel comfortable doing.

 

As I mentioned, I never used my thumb. I bottom fished using Komodos from 50ft to 200ft (which was the deepest I have tried).

How would you suggest setting my drag? I’m new to fishing off the boat

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18 mins ago, CLFish5 said:

How would you suggest setting my drag? I’m new to fishing off the boat

I set my drag by feel. Tight enough to set the hook and crank without the line breaking or the drag slipping.

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2 hours ago, CLFish5 said:

For reference I’m fluking in 60-120 feet of water with a Lexa 300

No need to if the drag Is anything like the 400.

HH

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5 hours ago, Beastly Backlash said:

 

Lexas have pretty powerful drags, set your drag accordingly and you should be fine. Utimately up to what you feel comfortable doing.

 

As I mentioned, I never used my thumb. I bottom fished using Komodos from 50ft to 200ft (which was the deepest I have tried).

What kind of rod do you pair with the Komodo?  I bought a used Lexa and don't know what to put it in for party boat bottom fishing in NJ.

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9 hours ago, CLFish5 said:

Very simple question…

 

When fluking off a boat with a conventional reel…

 

Do you press your thumb down hard on the spool before setting the hook?

 

Please chime in! Thanks!!

Yes of course, otherwise there would be one hell of a birds nest. Or just lock it up (easier with a trolling motor) when u can control drift speed

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