To Hook The Big Ones...
|Select the right tackle & bait, use them in the waters of Cape May County...||
Tuna, Bonito, Albacore
Feather jigs, metal squids, trolling plugs, cut bait, Chumming with ground mossbunker. 8/0 - 14/0 hand forged hook, wire leaders.
Cut in strips or whole fish. Good success skittering bait along surface like flying fish by using a kite or and extra long limber outrigger. 8/0 - 10/0 hook, S.O'S. or tuna hook on wire.
Feather jigs, metal squids, spoons, eel skins, cut bait. Chumming with ground mossbunker. 1/0 - 10/0 hook, S.O'S. Wire leader.
Shedder crab, mullet, cut bait, squid, shrimp. Trolling or casting with feather jig or metal squid. Occasionally on spoons or wood plugs. 4 - 3/0 for small of schoolfish. For tiderunners 2/0 - 8/0 S.O'S. Gut leader.
Shedder crab, mullet, cut bait (preferably mossbunker), surf clams, squid bait. 6/0 - 10/0 hook, S.O'S. Wire or gut leader.
Shedder crabs, bloodworms, cut bait, squid bait. Cast or troll with metal squid or feather jig. Clams, 6/0 - 10/0 hook, S.O'S. Wire or gut leader.
Shedder crab, clams. Won't take cut bait readily. 6/0 - 10/0 hook, S.O'S. Wire or gut leader.
Sea Bass, Porgy
Clams or squid. Cut bait. 1 - 4/0 ringed or snelled.
Shedder crab, bloodworms, squid, mussels, cut bait, and clams. 1 - 3/0 ringed or snelled.
Shedder crab, bloodworms, squid, mussels, cut bait, and clams. 4 - 1/0 snelled on gut. S.O'S. or Chestertown Kirby.
Tautog (Taug or Black fish)
Shedder crab, squid, clams, fiddler crab, sand bugs. 4 - 2/0 strongly snelled.
Shedder crab, minnows, clams, cut bait, bloodworms. 1 - 3/0 ringed or snelled, long shanked hook.
Snappers (Small Blues)
White bait (spearing), cut bait, small mullet, squid, small metal squids. Trolling or casting. 1 - 2/0 long shank hook preferred. Fine wire leader.
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