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#11186397 - 10/25/15 09:34 PM Bait questions
kd8jgu Offline
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Registered: 11/21/14
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On the 5th of November will be fishing the 91st Street Pier
What type of baits should I look at
Wife has the every women question Cost am I looking at
Thanks for the help

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#11187089 - 10/26/15 10:42 AM Re: Bait questions [Re: kd8jgu]
MrRoachie Offline
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Take a cast net and catch your bait in the surf.
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#11198800 - 11/01/15 06:11 AM Re: Bait questions [Re: kd8jgu]
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You can't use a cast net on the pier so if you are going that route, you have to stop on the sea wall before getting there to catch your bait. What I usually do is buy a couple of lbs of fresh dead shrimp from one of the bait houses, and a few mullet. Take a lighter rod with you with a #6 to #1 hook on it with about half to quarter of a shrimp, and catch smaller fish off of the pier. If they are the right size, use them live, if not they make great cutbait.

Whiting, croaker, pinfish, are a few of the many good baitfish which work well there. I have also had good luck with a sabiki rig tipped with a very minute piece of shrimp dropped off of the side of the pier. Very seldom do I have good luck with squid, so don't waste my money on any.
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#11206517 - 11/04/15 11:23 PM Re: Bait questions [Re: kd8jgu]
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Gulp.
NEVER use frozen bait shrimp unless you want to deal with hardheads. Reds WILL eat them, but hardheads love them too. Spend $40 and get some Gulp 4 inch shrimp and swimming mullet.
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