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Old 08-20-2020, 04:02 AM
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Weather looks good tomorrow, Friday. Was thinking about getting down to AB and going out to the ar's to try bottom fishing for flounder. Never try it before. What are good rigs to use?
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Carolina rig, weight size depends on current, use just enough to keep you on the bottom with live finger mullet being bait of choice this time of year. Leadhead with gulp or other plastic with some pro cure scent.
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I prefer a Chicken rig, Carolina rig lays on the bottom and its hard to feel a strike.

Chicken rig I keep it off the bottom but feel for bottom every couple, twin Dropper loops and surgeons loop @ bottom.

Light weight bucktails with gulp bottom loop / leader short ,upper loop 2' with bait. If using live bail employ only one loop 2-3 ft leader.

Here in the northeast we use live snapper this time of year or peanut bunker caught in the bay with a cast net, before heading outside.



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Originally Posted by ken the plumber View Post
I prefer a Chicken rig, Carolina rig lays on the bottom and its hard to feel a strike.

Chicken rig I keep it off the bottom but feel for bottom every couple, twin Dropper loops and surgeons loop @ bottom.

Light weight bucktails with gulp bottom loop / leader short ,upper loop 2' with bait. If using live bail employ only one loop 2-3 ft leader.

Here in the northeast we use live snapper this time of year or peanut bunker caught in the bay with a cast net, before heading outside.



You are drifting with that rig correct?

Seems most people down here anchor up and fish live bait, especially on the ARs
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Originally Posted by ken the plumber View Post
I prefer a Chicken rig, Carolina rig lays on the bottom and its hard to feel a strike.

Chicken rig I keep it off the bottom but feel for bottom every couple, twin Dropper loops and surgeons loop @ bottom.

Light weight bucktails with gulp bottom loop / leader short ,upper loop 2' with bait. If using live bail employ only one loop 2-3 ft leader.

Here in the northeast we use live snapper this time of year or peanut bunker caught in the bay with a cast net, before heading outside.

I used a rig like that yesterday and got hung up twice on the AR. Zero hang ups with a heavy CR.
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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
You are drifting with that rig correct?

Seems most people down here anchor up and fish live bait, especially on the ARs
Yup at Drift, CR is basically a fish finder and are good at anchor, used to Striper Fish with the Carolina / fish finder anchored off Montauk Point by the great Eastern. We employed Bunker Chunks for bait and Chum/ bunker Oil. Mostly because we anchored on the ledge before a drop off.
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I like drifting and more times than any, I use a bottom rig and gulps with a small sinker.
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More like back drifting to keep you on the spot.
Check out these video, different points of view.....ICM



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