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Old 12-04-2018, 09:04 AM
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Hey guys and girls. Check out this video where I teach you how to use the Mojo lures to catch large stripers. Be sure to check out Part 2 also!! Like, subscribe, share


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Any reason those wonít work in Connecticut / Rhode Island? I see a lot of stuff on Mojos but Iíve never personally known anyone up here who uses them. Iím interested in trying them this coming season.
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Any reason those wonít work in Connecticut / Rhode Island? I see a lot of stuff on Mojos but Iíve never personally known anyone up here who uses them. Iím interested in trying them this coming season.
i've caught lots of bass on mojos in long island sound. i don't particularly enjoy it, but it's something to do when i don't have live bait or if i'm scouting for schools of fish and/or bait to find places to set up and live bait them.
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Heres a couple from this years fall run. Caught Between Jones and Debs inlets.

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Any reason those wonít work in Connecticut / Rhode Island? I see a lot of stuff on Mojos but Iíve never personally known anyone up here who uses them. Iím interested in trying them this coming season.
I don't see why not. As long as they are keyed in on bunker or other bigger baits. It's not so productive when they are on sandeels.
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Thanks for the videos.

Question. How much line do you let out, or, how do you know how much line to let out?

Fishing in raritan bay, in 20 - 25 ft. of water, I've lost some mojos with snags.

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Originally Posted by pcheesesteak View Post
Thanks for the videos.

Question. How much line do you let out, or, how do you know how much line to let out?

Fishing in raritan bay, in 20 - 25 ft. of water, I've lost some mojos with snags.

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Where we fish there aren't really any snags. That being said, we initially drop to the bottom and come tight. Then let out just a few more feet. This keeps them just off the bottom. Every now and then we'll drop back and find bottom again. If you find you are constantly dragging bottom then just come up a few feet. We don't use line counters, etc. It's just a feel thing honestly, but if you do those things it'll work.

Another thing. I do not just blindly troll. If i'm not marking tons of bait or some fish...or see life then I fly up the 3 mile line north or south until I see life.
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I can say for sure that these don't fish well around block island. Tried on numerous occasions, they look real fishy, but the old stand by's prevail. sands off chatham there just to big, smaller versions with the same bounce technique work.
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Thanks. Another question, please.

Are you letting the line out at troll speed to find the bottom, or are you stopped?



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Where we fish there aren't really any snags. That being said, we initially drop to the bottom and come tight. Then let out just a few more feet. This keeps them just off the bottom. Every now and then we'll drop back and find bottom again. If you find you are constantly dragging bottom then just come up a few feet. We don't use line counters, etc. It's just a feel thing honestly, but if you do those things it'll work.

Another thing. I do not just blindly troll. If i'm not marking tons of bait or some fish...or see life then I fly up the 3 mile line north or south until I see life.
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Originally Posted by Rio_01 View Post
Any reason those wonít work in Connecticut / Rhode Island? I see a lot of stuff on Mojos but Iíve never personally known anyone up here who uses them. Iím interested in trying them this coming season.
same here, wonder if anyone around buzzards bay & the islands have had luck using these?
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Originally Posted by pcheesesteak View Post
Thanks. Another question, please.

Are you letting the line out at troll speed to find the bottom, or are you stopped?
You want to let the out at troll speed to find bottom.
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If you let the line out while stopped, once you start moving the line will come up off the bottom, possibly more than would be desired depending on your speed, Ive found 2.7-3 kts works best with minor adjustments due to wind/current
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Here's part 2. Check it out.

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Do you ever get a fish on the first large Mojo, or are the fish always on the trailer?
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Do you ever get a fish on the first large Mojo, or are the fish always on the trailer?
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yes you catch them on the first one too
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Originally Posted by 21ft cuddy View Post
Do you ever get a fish on the first large Mojo, or are the fish always on the trailer?
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We get them on both. It varies depending on the day.
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When a bass hits do u let'em run a bit or set the hook and reel right away??
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When a bass hits do u let'em run a bit or set the hook and reel right away??

No need to set the hook. Just keep boat in gear for a little bit to try and get a second hookup. From there just bump boat in and out of gear and have angler reel/pump to stay tight.
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No need to set the hook. keep the boat in gear after the strike, as you'll often get a second to bite. Then just bump in and out while angler stays tight on the fish.
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Chris, realize your focus was on Mojo's for the vid, but do you ever pull spoons with wire main line? I caught more stripers this year with the Maja spoon than the Mojo's, but the Mojo's outproduced last year.
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