Was wondering if this would be a good investment while drift fishing some offshore spots . Does anyone here use one ? and thoughts on this idea ? I’m trying to keep the bait in the strike zone a little longer.
Yes I was thinking 🤔 the same thing. I use to drag my anchor a few years ago when I commercial fished out of Tarpon Springs but those anchors were like 50 lbs and this bottom is different. I put it on order and I will try it out and report back.
I've thought of that as well. I have a drift sock for bay fishing when it's windy. I can cleat if off amidships and keep the boat drifting properly. Or put it dead center off the stern and use it to keep my stern from swinging to bad fishing a bank or ledge. Would be nice to drift bow to and not swing so bad offshore as well.
As much as I'd love to have one on my bayboat, negotiating with the wife for $2k isn't in the cards. I use a drift sock regularly, both inshore and offshore...when there's a wind pushing the boat it works really well.
New to Gulf fishing and need advice on this drift issue. I was out Saturday bottom fishing in 70-80 feet of water. Tried 8 ounce on Carolina rig and line was angled about 45 degrees to the side. Added 8 more ounces...still angled severely.
1. Can you still catch them with that angle? Caught trigger. But no snapper, although lost one. Fishing public reef.
2. Is it better to anchor, windsock or drag anchor? I am sure trolling motor with i-Pilot is best answer.
Is there a way to keep frozen cigs from spinning when trolling? Went out Sunday and trolled with frozen cigs and could not get them to stop spinning no matter how slow I went. I still caught 3 kings so I guess it didn't matter that much but at the very least, I'd like my line to not be twisted...
I would like to target black snappers. How far out do you guys go that have success consistently chumming up black snappers? Not looking for spots, just general areas to start my search. Thanks for any help!
I just wanted to make sure I was reading the NOAA website correct. If you have an Alabama fishing license, it is legal to harvest red snappers in federal waters as long as you only bring it back in Alabama waters correct (during the Alabama season obviously)?
I know there use to be separate...
I travel all over the US for work and will be in Pensacola, FL during August through October.
I need a crash course on everything in this area... I'll be going out in my 22' center console. I'm comfortable going out 60 miles+ & trolling (I know it's a small boat but I'm fine). It would be nice...