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Old 06-05-2012, 02:42 PM
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Trying to figure out what i am doing wrong. we hit joppa flats just before high tide. i had braided line to a swivel, then 36-48" of flourocarbon leader to a small circle hook. The hook wass passed through the jaw and out the nose. I mainly let out about 40 feet of line and paddled around slowly. This produced nothing. I then drifted along the weed line casting out and retrieving very slowly. This produced nothing. i varied the amount of line out and my trolling speed but still no strikes. When casting i sometimes let the eel sit for a few seconds before retrieving and also tried immediate retrieval. I was told by a few guys at the ramp that it was a slow night but i cant believe we didnt even get a hit. any tips?
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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Thanks roccus, j hooks it is.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:28 PM
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I thought J hooks were illegal to use now. Not that anyone is gonna find out that we all still use them.
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http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/publi..._v2_111506.pdf

circle hook info for inquiring minds..... I do believe maine has adopted a circle hook law..
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http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/publi..._v2_111506.pdf

circle hook info for inquiring minds..... I do believe maine has adopted a circle hook law..
That's great news. I did not want to toss all my gear. Not that I would...
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