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Old 10-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
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I go out to Bob Sikes often and I use live shrimp on a bottom fishing rig and the only fish that bites is white trout I have never caught a red fish before and people say they run think out there so that's my goal is to catch one Any help is appreciated
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:19 PM   #2
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get a cast net and catch some live bait such as manhaden or mullet, or buy a box of squid and catch pinfish around the pilings for bait.. put on a 2 oz (larger if needed with hard current)pyramid weight, then a swivel, 4 ft of 60lb mono and a 6/0 circle hook (size of hookdepending on size of bait)

make sure and pick up a bridge nettoo

and in case you dont know the size its18"- 27", 1 per person per day
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
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will live shrimp and cut mullet work will 30lb test leader be ok and how far out on sikes should i go
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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Unless you're fishing for Bull Reds you don't need 60 # leader. 30 is plenty. As far as how far you should go, however far you want to walk.
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I use a 20 lb floro leader when fishing with braid. If I am fishing with mono or hybrid, I don't use a leader at all. Unless the skipjack, spanish, etc...are thick, then it pays to use one just to save tackle. I have caught plenty of bull reds with no leader at all.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:50 PM   #6
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what size hook do you guys usually use for catching pinfish?
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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number 8 long shank gold hooks or a fish skin sabiki tipped with squid
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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30lb leader is more than enough in my opinion, even for bull reds. I catch them often on 10lb mono with no leader. When bottom fishing I use 30lb mono for leader.

As said above....small hooks, size 8-10 will work just find for the pinfish
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