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Old 04-01-2015, 07:35   #16
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Re: What's the Best Fishing Tackle & Stretegies for Cruising East Coast US?

60 lb test and a yellow and green cedar plug.

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Re: What's the Best Fishing Tackle & Stretegies for Cruising East Coast US?

Originally Posted by sharkwatcher View Post
Think simple and low tech for fishing while underway or just picking up dinner. Buy a couple of line spools (the type offshore fishermen use for rigged trolling leaders), fill them with 150' of 100-200 lbs test mono. Crimp or tie a heavy duty snap swivel to the end. Now you have a simple handline rig that you can clip a feather jig rigged with wire leader to and troll off your stern rail underway, attach a bottom jig or baited hook and sinker to, to catch snapper& grouper off reefs. Stores very small, last forever, requires no cleaning or maintenance and always ready. A smaller version with 30 lb test mono and a sabiki rig will catch spanish sardines and baitfish.
As a former commercial fisherman, primarily salmon, herring and halibut on the west coast and Alaska, Sharkwatcher's advice is sound, simple and effective. You will catch dinner and feel good doing it! Phil

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