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Old 06-10-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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Looking for some advice on targeting Scamp. Line, hook size, rigging, technique and bait. My grandmother is on me about bringing her in some scamp!
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Small pinfish on 2 drop rigs, look for structure in 180-220ft of water
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Are they more concentrated in deeper water in that range?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #4
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As skiffman99 said, small pin fish are great bait for scamp in 180' of water. We will also use a heavy slip sinker and circle hook as well. Cigar minnows are also great baits for scamp.
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As skiffman99 said, small pin fish are great bait for scamp in 180' of water. We will also use a heavy slip sinker and circle hook as well. Cigar minnows are also great baits for scamp.
Are you talking about a carolina rig where weight stops at swivel, or knocker rig where weight slips all the way down to hook?? thks
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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What size pinfish when you say small? 3 inches? 5 inches? Thanks guys
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #7
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I like to fish natural bottom around the 200' mark pinfish work good my favorite way is with a 6-8 oz diamond jig just keep bouncing it on the bottom they will usually hit on the fall. You can catch them in shallower but your better fish will be 150' and deeper
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The other weekend I was deep dropping in 450 feet and caught a stud scamp of about 15 pounds. I was really surprised to see them out that deep. Of course it was the only one I caught, and it was on the rig with a 55+ LB yellowedge. I don't have a good pic if the scamp but here is the Yellowedge, I am 6'2" and 200 Lbs for reference.
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The other weekend I was deep dropping in 450 feet and caught a stud scamp of about 15 pounds. I was really surprised to see them out that deep. Of course it was the only one I caught, and it was on the rig with a 55+ LB yellowedge. I don't have a good pic if the scamp but here is the Yellowedge, I am 6'2" and 200 Lbs for reference.
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Yep, we learned that 2 days after we got back and cleaned the fish. Never thought the record would be in the 40's or even 50's. Lesson learned, check the record books.
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