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Old 04-07-2008, 06:23 PM
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anyone know where you can buy live or dead pogies and if you can use them in mass. Never fished with them before.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:03 PM
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You can get frozen at almost any bait shop on the coast.
Keep a few snaggin hooks in your tackle box as well in case a school gets close enough.
They are legal anywhere you go.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:02 PM
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I wish i knew where to buy live pogies.. haven't found them in a while.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:04 PM
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but i also dont search....
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:00 AM
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I have never seen live pogies in any shop, ever. They are probably one of the most fragile fish to try to keep alive, even when they go right from the water into an onboard live well. Once in a while you can get fresh dead at a shop that takes the time to get them at the fish house as soon as the netters come in. Thats an iffy proposal as well, they rot very quickly if not iced as soon as they are caught.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:24 AM
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If you want live pogies, your going to have to catch them yourself...

In by gone years, I cast netted what I needed the at sun set the evening before, then I was fishing at daybreak while everyone else was looking for bait..

Live pogies can be kept in an net type enclosure at the dock and as many taken from it as needed...

A good, top of the line, circulating tank that hold 40-60 gallons of water and turns over the water once every 10 minutes will keep them alive and healthy, the biggest mistake most new to live bait keeping make is to "turn" the water over too fast, thus stressing the bait...

During warm weather blocks of ice ( sealed 1 gallon jugs) can be introduced to keep the temperature down... it makes a big differance...

Unfortunately, pogies no longer frequent the area in consistent numbers, some day I hope they return for the summer...
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:18 AM
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They are just to hard to keep alive like you said after you care for them to keep them alive they would be 5 bucks a peice.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:00 AM
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Pogies are the most durable of the big three bait fish(excluding eels)

Mackerel are the toughest to keep, herring next and pogies bring up the caboose.... fortunatly... they are almost as good dead as they are alive... sometimes even better.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:41 PM
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In the book Striper Surf theres a couple of pages if not more dedicated to catching pogies and using them as bait. After reading it I really wanted to use pogies as bait more often but never had time......
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:10 PM
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Pogies are great striper bait dead or alive. You can get into some good schools of them in the inner harbors of buzzards bay area. Ive seen the water there boil with them. Early season your better using half pogies anyway because the larger stripers aren't in yet.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:12 AM
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Hey Rocc and others,

Man........last year......actually two years, the pogies have been thick and easy to find from gluocster down to BH. This past year I saw guys in Boston Harbor getting them live for a good prtion of the season. The fall run the pogs where consistent by definition.

Most guys using the weighted treble method to get em and others using nets. Roccus I know you don't go south much but I got a feeling your gonna see more and more of them on a consistent basis.

Inever got into it though I think this is the year to start. Can you recommend a ggod net? Is it hard to learn how to throw?

Do your Mac thing, followed by your eel thing, and maybe back to the pogies for the fall.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:04 PM
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I am looking into a cast net as well. It doesn't look very hard to throw with PRACTICE! it appears that there will be a need for a few hours or figuring out how to throw and then you can have it down pretty good.

I am looking to net some live bait in one of my favorite spots instead of using a sweetwater rig to try and catch em and come up with baby tautog every time hah!.

So I am looking forward to suggestions on a good net. I am thinking a nice 6' would be a good for my applications.
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Valhalla. Check out the tackle shop for net dealers and the How to video from Calusa nets
https://stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=1157
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:11 AM
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Excellent, Thank you for the info.
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Forgot to point you to this post as well
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