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Old 09-26-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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when fishing for kings on palafox must you baloon fish or can you just free line baits as if you were on the pier do they come in that close?
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I would suggest baloon fishing. However I have seen a 27lb king caught 10 feet from the water edge out there. So I'm sure you could still catch one.....but I think it may take a while. You can't see them like you can on the beach pier.
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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They do come pretty close in but the bait always wants to swim toward the seawall.

A stiff North wind and outgoing tide keep them out and about -- making them easy targets.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:39 PM   #4
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i've had kings sky on my baits so close to the wall, i thought they would hit me in the face.... you're better off using a baloon... the secret is to hook your bait behind the dorsal fin and drop him right over the wall, (DO NOT CAST!), keep constant pressure on your bait, lettiing out line 1 or 2 loops at a time.... this way, your bait will swim south.
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