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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Has anyone seen blues get picky over bait? Reply with quote

went to try NRI today to try and pick up some blues. Had some dead finger mullet and live mud minnows on bottom rigs and couldn't get a bite. The guys 10 yards away from me were pulling in the blues on live mullet on the same rigs as me for about an hour straight. I mostly fish offshore, but have never seen a blue get picky about live, dead, or specific bait. could it have been that they were only biting in that one little spot. by the way i tried to fish down current of them too and got the same results.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could there have been some structure holding bait? Never heard of blues ever being picky.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were right at the mouth of the inlet. between where i was fishing and they were has the same exact bottom. I used to fish there all the time before I was blessed with a boat. Coulda been an eddy trapping bait or giving them some calmer water there is all i can think of.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few suggestions for you to consider.......
Did you try cutting of the tail of your dead baits to add scent? Were you both using wire leader ? And what hook size & type ?
Prefer a Carolina rig to roll in the current over a stationary Fish Finder rig. Like a short ( 3" to 5" ) 60# mono leader.......

When all else fails throw top waters or metal, just keep them moving.
Hope this helps ....... ICM
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Has anyone seen blues get picky over bait? Reply with quote

kcben wrote:
went to try NRI today to try and pick up some blues. Had some dead finger mullet and live mud minnows on bottom rigs and couldn't get a bite. The guys 10 yards away from me were pulling in the blues on live mullet on the same rigs as me for about an hour straight. I mostly fish offshore, but have never seen a blue get picky about live, dead, or specific bait. could it have been that they were only biting in that one little spot. by the way i tried to fish down current of them too and got the same results.


They were only biting in that one little spot. I found the blues and spanish suspended over two ledges I marked Thursday and another ledge I marked Saturday. We had a spread of yo zuris and spoons on planers and every time our spred crossed the ledges lines went off. Caught about 100 blues, 2 bonita and 15 spanish. I trolled it for about 3 hours and I started getting a little company but no one jumped my pattern so that was good. After I left to fish some bottom elsewhere I was going thru NRI toward home and noticed 4 boats "near" the ledges where we caught fish. Don't know that they were actually able to find the fish though. I don't think type of bait mattered...the fish were holding like bass and being opportunistic.
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