Originally Posted by Birddogs1964
I did not know you could salt bait like that . I guess the ones I bought last year will be of no good when I take them out and thaw them . Oh Well , now I know . I was kind of wanting to try and catch them live , but I don't even know where to try and find the buggers to begin with . The ones that make it to East Greenwich Cove would probably be to small to put on a hook ?
Thanks Guys amd keep the lines tight !!
The pogies in the bay now, from what I've seen, have been all adult sized and plenty big enough. I would snag whatever size you see. A boat, kayak, or even a canoe (on calm days) would probably help a lot in finding them but often you can get them from shore as well.
Even "peanut" bunker (little ones) that are around later on in the season can be put 2-3 on a hook and be good bait.
If you can't find pogies in Greenwich bay I would try Barrington beach etc. The upper bay has had a lot this year.
You don't need expensive snag hooks either, I do just as well or better by tying a loop on the end of a 2-3 ft length of leader then a couple dropper loops 8" or so above that, putting a sinker of good casting weight on the bottom loop and a couple med-lg treble hooks on the dropper loops.
I cast the rig into a likely looking area, especially if you can see the pogies, and then reel it in at slow to medium speed. When you feel the pogies bumping your line lift your rod tip and reel faster. If your hooks are good and sharp you should have no trouble getting them this way.
P.S. Thanks to whoever posted the info re salting pogies