Posted by jd on January 17, 2003 at 13:08:43:
In Reply to: circle hooks and the yellowtail posted by donny c on January 16, 2003 at 19:26:57:
With regard to your plunker rig concept, I have mostly seen people using white feather-tail poppers behind the popper cork. It is tough to keep skip-jack off of the poppers when the stripers are not feeding heavily. I have had very good luck with a plunker-popper rig at certain times of the year when white bass and big stripers are surface feeding. Very early in the morning, or very late in the evening seem to be the best times for me regarding poppers and stripers. When the big stripe are surface feeding, you WILL know it.
Using with a spoon or jig sounds like a pretty good idea if you can keep the skipjacks at bay. Many times if you fish a spoon or jig too fast, too erratic, or too shallow, the skipjack are all over it. However, you can sometimes avoid the skipjack by letting the bait slow down and drop a little.
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