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DirtMike
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Posted - 09/11/2019 :  8:52:47 PM  Show Profile Send DirtMike a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Headed to Station 30 on Sullivanís at lunch for a quick surf fishing trip. 15 minutes to get to the water, 30 minutes to fish, 15 minutes to get back. I picked the rocks with nobody at them and fished both sides with dead, thawed out mud minnows on a Carolina rig. Tide was dead low and just starting to come back in. Caught one mini BSB before I had to pack it in and head back to work. Right off the tip of the rocks just a little down current. Had a few other hits that felt the same before hooking this one up.



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runbabyrun
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  07:12:31 AM  Show Profile Send runbabyrun a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Most guys pack a lunch. Dirtmike catches his Those BSB are good eating. Nice report Mike.
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DirtMike
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Posted - 09/14/2019 :  10:12:05 PM  Show Profile Send DirtMike a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tried again on Friday, used some live minnows and frozen shrimp this time. Had some bites and lost some shrimp but couldnít hook up with anything. Still better than staying inside.

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runbabyrun
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  10:07:40 AM  Show Profile Send runbabyrun a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Keep at it Mike. With the cooler weather starting to move in your odds will go up. The big reds will start moving in in good numbers any day now if they haven't already started. Going often during this time is important. Use your smaller set ups up front in the wash with shrimp and when you catch smaller whiting or blues with them then cut them up into chunks and put out some cut bait on the back side of the waves breaking. That way you have both zones covered. Then continue to work both zones at the same time. Big fish will come in close up front in the wash as well and hit the shrimp, so don't go too light. You can get away with 15-20 pound for light set ups, but for the heavier chunk bait set ups I like to bump it up to 20-30 pound line for piece of mind and to have the ability to cast the heavier weights out further. You don't want to be too under gunned with targeting the big bulls. Long hard fights exhaust the fish and increase the odds of them not surviving. One way to also look after the big reds is to use circle hooks on a rig with fixed weights that don't slide. Use a very short leader like 5-6 inches and it all but eliminates any gut hooking fish. Don't set circle hooks, just lift rod up a little and reel in. Keep an eye on the rods and line. Sometimes they will run straight at the beach and you will never see it slam down. Just line heading your way. Allen hawk is a good reference and read for reels. Rich Trox is a good view on youtube for reading the beach. Fresh mullet is a great bait as well, but they have no problem hitting most fresh cut fish or blue crab halves claws removed. Good luck.

Edited by - runbabyrun on 09/15/2019 10:10:21 AM
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runbabyrun
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  10:17:54 AM  Show Profile Send runbabyrun a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DirtMike

Tried again on Friday, used some live minnows and frozen shrimp this time. Had some bites and lost some shrimp but couldnít hook up with anything. Still better than staying inside.

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Fresh shrimp stay on the hook better. Check every every 10-15 minutes at most and re-bait. If current is ripping fish bites will stay on great!
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DirtMike
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Posted - 09/16/2019 :  12:27:31 PM  Show Profile Send DirtMike a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Run! You, 40 and KillinR have been a huge help already with info and tips. I like that 6Ē hook to weight length, thatís pretty similar to my go-to inshore rig too. 3 split shot 6-8Ē from a circle hook has been awesome with live or cut bait so Iíll set up like that with a pyramid and see how it goes. Iím shooting for at least one lunch trip per week for the fall. Iíll keep yíall posted!

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