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Old 08-19-2019, 02:23 PM
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I read about using a strip teaser type dredge while kite fishing. Did not see a lot about how to do it or deploy it.
Anyone have any experience on this? Looking for ideas as I was able to get one to try out.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:13 PM
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I did it a lot last season. even if the current was pushing at say a 45 up against the wind so off the side of the boat if facing into the wind I would put a flat line over close to it when the wind and current were together I just sent it out towards my short bait. basically getting fish to come over and check out my spread from afar. saw a couple of fish swim from the front of the boat to the dredge and on past it to the short bait or able to pitch a bait to it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:54 PM
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Good idea. Will try a 12" off the middle clip.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:37 AM
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I regularly drift one off the back of the sea anchor or cleat depending on how rough it is. More for the flat lines than kite.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:19 PM
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Are you just free lining it off the boat on the opposite side to your drift direction?
Or putting a buoy on it to drift it out?
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:40 PM
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straight from the rigger out down current. if I mark stuff deep say 40 feet I sink it down let if soak for a second then slowly bring it up to the surface its only brought a fish up with it a couple of times but hey that's something. much better doing that with live teaser anyway
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:45 AM
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I do the same as Capt. Skipper except the outriggers on my cc probably aren't as beefy as his so I drift it off a rod in the gunnel on the flatline side with no weight - the dredge sinks down on it's own. I've never tried dropping it down and then raising it to bring fish up but I definitely am going to try that if i see some fish down below. I usually have it sitting just a little below the surface.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:09 AM
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I hang at least 1, sometimes 2 strip dredges off my riggers when kite fishing all the time. Work the water column when marking bait and/or fish....... If i can raise at least 1 additional fish to the boat, it is worth it....
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:17 PM
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Thanks all.
Will be playing with it this upcoming sail season or before.
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