by, 07-05-2012 at 09:49 PM (1644 Views)
My brother and I fished our arses off during the wee hours of the 4th of July. I jigged a bucktail in a deep, fast water location for the last 2 1/2 hours of the dropping tide and for my efforts I had one fish that was maybe a foot long, one that was maybe 2 feet and one dropped fish. My brother had zilch.
Once the tide slacked we went on a magical mystery tour and walked around a bit. Wound up finding the town dump. Birds working everywhere. Fish breaking all over. They were at the end of the cast, but they were reachable. Some guys in boats were working them.
I threw everything in the bag at them for probably half and hour or 45 minutes. I had one peck on a sand eel tin. My brother had one hit on a Kastmaster. Neither hooked up. We threw everything we had that could reach the fish (which was somewhat limiting).
Anyway, the only thing I could think of was the last resort of turbo reeling which can trigger a reaction strike from picky fish. It did work but the flaw in this technique, and it held true here, is that it usually yields the smaller and more agressive fish.
Its always frustrating to have trouble hooking up during a blitz!