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  1. The other day out of Sandy we started the day with the thermocline down 110, when we left at 11:00 it was up to 70 feet. That’s a ton of moving water. The currents were fierce. It was the day after a hard NW blow. You are correct about the current when the winds have been stable, l find there is generally an East current (water moving East). The currents get crazy from 9 mile point into Mexico bay as that East current is forced to the North.

  2. Had a great day out of Sandy Creek. Water was all screwed up after the blow. Thermocline was 110 feet down when we started at 5:30 and 70 feet down at 11:00, strong current also. Never marked any bait but the most productive water for us was between 300 and 400 fow. Moonshine RV mags on the riggers and green bam flashers with UV 2 face flies out 200 to 250 on the divers did the damage for us. Ended up with 9 kings, mostly 2 year olds, and a 3 year old, and a steelhead and coho.

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  3. Early in the morning I like my rigs parked at 50 to 55 degrees. If I am fishing spoons I fish faster than most, 2.8 to 3.3 mph. With 8 inch flashers 2.5 to 2.7, with the big paddles usually around 2.5. Pay attention to your turns, if a fish hits on the inside rods of your turn, those lures are going a little slower, on the outside, a little faster. If you are having trouble regulating your speed in a current try trolling across the current.

  4. Have been doing well on the morning bite. The moonshine rv have been great for us along with the carbon 14, mostly mags. Once the sun gets high, we have been struggling. What do you do to keep the bite going when it gets bright out. We switch up to some spoons to uv with limited success, but would like to be more productive. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  5. Fished out of Wilson early last June. The salmon we caught were full of small (2 inch) mooneyes. UV watermelon was the hot color once the sun got up a little and I was able to find some NK C5’s in UV watermelon. Does anyone still run these? What is the best speed for them? Used to do great on the small pirate spoon we called the 5 of diamonds but you can’t find them any more.

  6. The cormorants are the main culprits. These stocker browns school up and the cormorants just decimate them. When you see hundreds of birds on a school for a week, how many could be left? Down on Lake Marion in SC they recognized the cormorants were eating their bass, they opened a season on them and killed 250,000 the first year. No more problem! Until NY grows a set and deals with this problem, we will continue to use taxpayer money to feed these birds. DDT was bad, but since it is out of the environment now, these birds have overpopulated and all the fisheries are paying the price.

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  7. Thanks for the suggestions, just put in an order for some of these. Last June off Sandy we found the kings in 50 to 100 fow early, down 20 to 50. As the sun got higher the fish moved to deeper water (200 to 300+) and deeper in the water column (40 to 100 feet)

  8. Looking to pick up a couple dozen spoons for the upcoming salmon season. Have no problems getting bites early with carbon 14, seasick waddles, rv seasick carmer, rv road toad being my best producers. As the sun gets higher these spoons die. Have had luck with black and green uv stingrays and some uv warrior spoons but would like some suggestions on more spoons to pick up for when the sun gets high. 

  9. We run 4 ounce torpedo divers off our boards. 15 pound braid on the reel, 8 foot 15 pound fluoro leader. Let the spoon out 30 feet, clip on the diver. We start with the outside rod out 90, next rod out 60, inside rod out 30 and see which rods go. Will go to the next size up torpedoes if the fish move deeper. This works great until the fleas start, then you can’t run the 15 braid. We run 3 riggers with spoons or flashers, depending on what the fish want.

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