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Old 11-28-2011, 07:09 AM
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Default Using sinkers with Eels Surfishing

Folks, Very new to surf fishing and really enjoying reading all the great posts from others. Should one use a sliding sinker when utilizing eels as a bait or is it better to use no sinker and just the eel? My confusion is when utilizing live bait if one or should not use a sliding sinker. many thanks in advance.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:14 AM
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Default Re: Using sinkers with Eels Surfishing

You're best off to skip the weight when fishing live eels. They'll naturally head to the bottom, and you want to keep them moving by using a very slow retrieve, otherwise they'll either hide under a rock or ball up on your leader. Fish them like a lure with a slow retrieve.
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many thanks Jake
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