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Old 08-12-2009, 10:21 PM
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If it is possible to find a mackeral run and i caught some as i did last year would it be better to live line one or chunk it? or should i just use a mackeral patterned lure? any ideas?
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:35 PM
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Live lining should get you some bigger ones and keep the smaller guys from hitting but chunks with get you more action...They also can catch just as big...Make sure your chumming w/ the tail and smaller pieces no matter what your doing to bring them in...Can't tell you how importatnt that part is that many people don't do..Make sure you don't throw the head in for chunk...That one will need a hook in it...You can also throw some pencil poppers w/ the pattern but nothings better then the real thing...Good luck
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There are still plenty of Mackerel north of Boston.... they are finicky from being harrassed by bass and blues .. fish early and chum hard... and you will have no problem getting bait.

fish them live on a ballon... this slows them down a little and keeps them from digging for the bottom..
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Do Mackerel prefer any type of structure, or is it a chum like crazy and wait for them to find you?
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Mackerel are highly pelagic, they must swim constantly to survive,all fish prefer some type of structure, it can be as simple as a temperature break or as unlikely as a ship wreck, in the case of pelagic fish (in this case mackerel, which are a member of the tuna family) they seek areas ( like tuna) that have upwelling currents where they can ambush their prey, thus rock ledges and sharp drops along the sea bottom are attractive to them... the chumming is necessary ( most of the time) to keep them in the area, as they are constantly on the move....
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Back in the day we would use the soft canned cat food for chum. It worked like a charm
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