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Old 08-21-2010, 11:21 PM
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Hey guys, newbie here but don't hate me for it.
I know there are some guys out there that can tell the fish by what hits they get and not just by looking at them in the boat.haha.
Was out the other night and had 3 good hits back to back, the first grabbed the bait and cut the line all in one shot. The second grabbed, took fought for a few seconds and spit it out. the third took it hard and fought for a good minute and a half and the line snapped. Just currious what you guys think on fish type.
We were chuncking with bunker.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:57 AM
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Hey guys, newbie here but don't hate me for it.
I know there are some guys out there that can tell the fish by what hits they get and not just by looking at them in the boat.haha.
Was out the other night and had 3 good hits back to back, the first grabbed the bait and cut the line all in one shot. The second grabbed, took fought for a few seconds and spit it out. the third took it hard and fought for a good minute and a half and the line snapped. Just currious what you guys think on fish type.
We were chuncking with bunker.
Sounds like Bluefish to me
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:32 PM
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What size leader were you using? Fluro or mono...there's a bunch of blues around and if that's the case you should probably up it from what you have. You could do wire leaders but could miss an opporunity for a bass.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:56 PM
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Didn't hava a leader.I was tied directly to the main line. It was like 12 # mono. I did do some research and found some rigging info on the site. going to try it the next time I go out.
I am going to up the poundage of main line, any recomendations.

I figured they were blues.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:03 PM
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I've been using 40lb. braid with a 40lb. Fluro leader but you can up the fluro to 80 if your into blues, but they can still bite through that. 12's way to small for blues unless you have a bigger leader and are using artificals.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:53 PM
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I'm not really set up yet for boat fishing. Local bait shop set it up for shore fishing for smaller fish. kinda went out on a whim and now that's all I want to do. So I'm looking to get set up for that..
Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:52 PM
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Go with what clopes said

You got into some bluefish. There's some bigguns around
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:46 PM
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sound like blues for sure i was fishing last year with 80 pound fluro leader and had that get bit even once. i set the hook on another nice fish and had the dam thing bite that off above my black ball bearing swivel some days you just cant win even with leader they sometimes bite that above the steel. I did get 2 keeper stripers that day so i was counting my blessings anyhow. if you run 30 pound or higher fluro you will greatly reduce bite offs good luck
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:08 PM
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my vote is bluefish.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:14 PM
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Definitely sounds like blues. I think you'll want to up the 12# test. I'd go with at least 20lb braid, and you could easily go to 40lb braid and spool as much line on your reel as the 12# mono.
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