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FishingRebel

What size sinkers are you guys dragging ?

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FishingRebel

What size sinkers are you guys using with your 8 feet snells?

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Schnauzer

In our group, everyone was using either 1/2 or 3/8 all weekend. I would probably go smaller if I was in shallow water but we spent most of our time in 20', give or take a couple feet.

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LindyRigger

Yesterday I was dragging 3/4 with a 9-10ft snell (red hook & glow bead) Very successful...caught many fish from 14ft drifting out to 26ft.

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irishjigs

3/8 with 9 foot snell in 18-19 feet of water.

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Eye-lander

1/4 oz. while fishing the sand under calmer conditions. We had to move up to 3/8 oz. on Sunday because the wind was blowing into the north end real good and the 1/4 oz. just was not heavy enough to fish effectively.

When the bite moves out to the mud 3/8 oz. is the starting point, with 5/16 or 1/2 oz. needed under heavy winds with the deeper depth.

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Nova

I rarely use anything but 3/4oz unless I am in less than 10', then it's 1/2oz.. I like to keep as verticle as I can. Snell usually goes from 10-15'never under 8'.

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HuntFishDude

As a newbie at this type of fishing, I am assuming that you are telling its the right weight by feeling some resistance ( dragging on sand) or bouncing off the bottom and/or if you are getting bites or not? confused.gif I'm thinking of heading back up this weekend!

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eyebjim

You have it half right. I usually base the size of the weight on how much weight it takes to keep the line at a 45 degree angle or less and still tick bottom occasionally at the speed you are going.

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Team Otter

Bingo. grin.gif

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Manitouchuck

Quote:

As a newbie at this type of fishing, I am assuming that you are telling its the right weight by feeling some resistance ( dragging on sand) or bouncing off the bottom and/or if you are getting bites or not?
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I'm thinking of heading back up this weekend!


Last Sat. N. sand, 3/4 ounce until the wind drops, then a 1/2 ounce. Red hook, white bead. 6-7 ft. snell. Don't drag it, keep it up 6" or so. 17-23 feet. Wait for them to hammer it. And they did all morning into the afternoon, until I quit at 2pm. It was an eyeslaughter....

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HuntFishDude

[quote. Don't drag it, keep it up 6" or so.


Manitouchuck, thanks for the info. So once you get to your drift or trolling speed, feel the weight hit the bottom, then reel up a bit, gauging the angle of the line so the weight is approximately 6" above the bottom? I appreciate it!

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then reel up a bit, gauging the angle of the line so the weight is approximately 6" above the bottom?


That's the ticket. Just keep adjusting depth as you go deeper or shallower, to stay in the feeding zone. My hook was gold at the end of fishing. Tried a pink hook Sat. night bobberin', no bites, switched to chartreuse and bang they started hammerin' again.

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