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How to drift fish #13677962 08/23/20 07:55 PM
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Wanna try drift fishing. What’s the best set up? Bait and how you rigging it? Only gonna go out when it’s not very windy. No drift sock.


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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13678308 08/24/20 02:46 AM
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Main line, sinker slider (drift weights on slider, I use homemade), bead or bumper, Swivel, leader line, circle hook. About 5 to 6 inches above hook put a pegged float like this Floats here
That way hook stays off bottom, weight drags. The drift weights are pretty dang free

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Snag free not dang free

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Ok so In a way kinda like a Carolina rig but with a float to keep hook off the bottom. Thanks


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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13678331 08/24/20 03:18 AM
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Pretty much!
They call this one a Santee Cooper rig

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Originally Posted by wh2004
Main line, sinker slider (drift weights on slider, I use homemade), bead or bumper, Swivel, leader line, circle hook. About 5 to 6 inches above hook put a pegged float like this Floats here
That way hook stays off bottom, weight drags. The drift weights are pretty dang free

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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13693717 09/07/20 08:59 PM
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Very Productive if you target the right areas, using a Santee Cooper rig with a drifting weight, and cut shad.

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I got my trolling motor working.I am going to go soon and try it..(if i can catch some shad big enough),I may just cut or live perch


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I know you say you don't want to go out when it is windy, but those are my best catching days. I do a lot of fishing on those dead calm days ,but not a lot of cleaning it seems. LOL


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Originally Posted by fishgrappler
I know you say you don't want to go out when it is windy, but those are my best catching days. I do a lot of fishing on those dead calm days ,but not a lot of cleaning it seems. LOL




I've had several guides tell me, if its a great day for boating, its not so great for fishing.

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Dude, the wind is your best friend when drifting! Dead calm days you won't catch anything.


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You can use a 5 gallon bucket or more tied off the bow to keep the bow into the wind . Pretty minimal cost while you gain experience .

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https://www.amazon.com/Lindy-ALW100-P/dp/B074548TVM

The 54” socks from Lindy work good for small and medium sized boats and are cheap. If you have a big bay boat or a pontoon you’ll want bigger socks like the 78” socks from Bass Pro.


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how windy are we talking about that gets them biting? 15 mph? 20?


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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13694295 09/08/20 02:43 PM
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10 mph gets em going and is easy to fish...15 mph is hammer time and requires a lot more skill to maintain boat control and hit your targets...20mph can be epic but is very difficult to maintain boat control and should only be done by experienced anglers. I fish up to 25 mph wind but it’s not easy. My best days of fishing are usually on days where I’m the only boat on the lake...

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