Before You Leave The Dock

Before You Leave The Dock

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Don’t Be These Guys

Getting ready the night before is a good idea. You have enough to do in the morning with all the other tasks involved in going fishing. Here are some tips for when your’re finally launched, and off and running.

Luckily you took my advice and you’ll be ready when you see that target fish off to the side of the boat. We all take an array of poles on the trip with us. But are they ready for war? Or, are they strewn about the boat waiting to be rigged?

To avoid being those two Joes in the above pic have your gear ready. Nothing worse than running through the flats and seeing tailing redfish and you have to rig up in a frantic state to cast to them, causing noise and alerting your presence.

Here are my tips that are proven to be excellent preparedness steps. Have three poles rigged in this manner before you start your engine at the dock.

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  • One rod rigged with your favorite  Top Water Lure. This way when you spot a target you can quickly get his attention, and get your strike.
  • One rod with a sub-surface lure for the deeper target, perhaps my Brother’s go to, the  Johnson Sprit. Gold or Silver. Gold for dirty water, silver for clear water. All around great Spoon.
  • Third, a heavier rod with a free line, live bait set up. Just a 60lb Fluorocarbon Leader about 36” and a #7/0  Circle Hook. If you already have live bait in the boat this is a must have for Tarpon, and Cobia.


This is a short post but has a lot of impact to success. These are easy steps and it’s always good to be ready.

May Your Poles Be Bent 

 

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