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Old 05-07-2015, 09:43 AM   #1
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Working just outside Destin pass last weekend and bait was everywhere. They did not like my Sabiki rigs at all and I wasn't seeing other people loading up either. I tried small hooks and went to larger ones. No luck

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I sure hope someone figures it out because I did the same exact thing Sunday in the same place. There was a ton of bait out there just couldnt get them to eat. I tried different colors, even tipped sibikis with tiny pieces of squid and only managed about a dozen baits after trying for probably 45 minutes.
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They are always hungry for a treble hook up the butthole...
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We were there also. Bait was plentiful but stubborn. Always make sure to use small mono on your bait rods. We tried briefly and then rolled on when we realized they weren't gonna cooperate. Porgies and Ruby's will suffice when the cigs and herring aren't available if you intend on live baiting.
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Thank you for the tip sir.
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Chumming them up starting a feeding frenzy doesnt hurt...we mash up frozen baits....
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They are always hungry for a treble hook up the butthole...
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Try using just the gold hooks on you rigs cut off the wings or make your own gold hook rigs
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We were there also. Bait was plentiful but stubborn. Always make sure to use small mono on your bait rods. We tried briefly and then rolled on when we realized they weren't gonna cooperate. Porgies and Ruby's will suffice when the cigs and herring aren't available if you intend on live baiting.
Is it possible to throw a cast net of any type over those big schools of bait outside the pass, or are they always too quick for that?
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try tipping the hooks with a bit of squid. I hold the tentacles of the squid together and make 1mm cuts all the up to the mouth of the squid. Then you have a lot of small pieces to put on the tip of each hook. Works great for me. As for casting net,,, if you soak some dry oat meal and mashed up old frozen bait together and add 50% sand and water to make sand balls... throw the sand balls in the water... when they hit the water they break apart letting your chum float down slowly... throw 2 or 3 of these balls, back off get your casting net ready then move in slowly with your motor in idle.... throw the casting net in near where you threw the balls and you'll catch them.
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