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Old 02-09-2011, 01:07 PM
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bottom fishing around jones inlet with clams. where do i put the chum pot. bottom, top middle??
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:29 PM
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Bottom. I've had awesome success around FI inlet.
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Fishing for what?
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by fishing26 View Post
bottom fishing around jones inlet with clams. where do i put the chum pot. bottom, top middle??
what are you fishing for? if fishing for blackfish and chum you will have every bergall in the area there.only fish i chum for is winter flounder and chum pot off bow at anchor.you want pot up current on the bottom.
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im fishing for striped bass
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Bottom. I've had awesome success around FI inlet.
Yup.
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ok so i gotta get some more chum pot line.
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Also, I wouldn't bother with one of those little quart sized weighted chum pots, get something to hold a block. I tie mine mid ship, so everyone's bait is in the slick. You should be anchored up pretty shallow with the current taking the chum into deeper water, or structure.
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ii use a chum pot with a concrete brick on the bottom, im thinking about putting some 10 oz weights in it also. expessialy when the pot is goin be at 40 feet of water.
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I'm assuming your talking about April 15th or later? (see LINK below).

Yeah, as others have said, on the bottom, LOTS of weight, as the water gets warmer a small cylinder of clam chum will be gone in less than 1 hour, a big block will last 1 tide (6hrs). You'll see many boats on the West bar of Jones inlet. If you really want to have some fun, find a school of Bunker, net or snag some and live line them. That's my favorite! -GD

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I hang one all the way to the bottom,,,draw 'em down away from the blues,,if no success one on the surface and one all the way down
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thanks for the info, also im thinking about only using clam bellys as bait. At the same time throw some swim baits (white) and some bucktails, mix things up. also if that doesnt work switch to jigs and catch some blues. i hope to catch stripers this season but last fall i caught nothing i was doing it wrong. and also where to fish?
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bunker/pogie heads and tails,,,no bellies,,,blues normally hit the bellies at the surface and stripers grab the heads and tails on the way down,,otherwise live pogies on a waited line or unwaited,,,fun
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so live bait? or can i just buy some frozen ones, usally i dont have time to snag bunker. i did it once and it worked great but had to get out there at 6am. and the bellies get recomended at the tackle shop. also where do i fish?
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I generally follow the birds or hang/troll outside the channels over the deeper spots,,,there or a bizzillion opinions on the how too's,,,I have caught more by accident than by hunting,,,birds are the true tell tale in the bay I fish,,,I see birds,,,drop in behind them for the stripers,,others ahead of them with poppers for the blues and or the aggressive stripper,,normally not a keeper

Clam bellies are good from the shore,,,tend to tangle and get disgiused with weed,,,just an opinion

like I said tons of how too's and why's,,,chum, trolling,,following the birds,,watching others,,listen to the radio,,different colors,,,live or dead bait,,eels,,when you figure it out,,let us know

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I keep forgetting you guys have a season for striper. I thought maybe you wanted to use it for cod now and was surprised you would be cod fishing in jones inlet.

Years ago maybe.....
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Clam chumming will usually result in quantity, not quality. The usual size ranges from about 26-28 on some days up to about:




It is possible to catch a cow chumming, they're just few and far between. If your seeking porkers, the bunker pods are the way to go. You don't need time to snag em, you snag em when you get there. You should be out there fishing when the sun's coming up, or you could wait, and I'll give you a nice wave when I'm coming in with a full fish box.
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cant really leave the inlet and bays, got a 21 foot boat. everyday i bring the gear to snag bunker and clam chumming. i get prepared for anything. when i see bunker i try to get them and have a good day fishing.
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You want the pot on the bottom and as close to the boat as you can keep it in the current. We usually get the unweighted ones and wire a 10 lb barbell plate on the bottom - those bricks just aren't heavy enough to work right in Jones Inlet. Jones is really only a good bass spot in May/June and September to November.
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Forget the chum and use live bait
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