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Old 07-22-2014, 06:14 PM
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Do you guys use weights when chum balling for bottom fish such as mutton snappers groupers ext or, just put the bait in the middle and actual chum ball will get it to bottom?
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:26 PM
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Bigger, compact sand balls sink better/faster with out breaking apart. I am mostly targeting yellowtail when sand balling, and use a small jig head (size dependent on current, bites). Muttons, and grouper are mostly welcome by catch. Sandballing is a great method to get those deep tails going, although it is messy as hell.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeaaa_Chris View Post
Bigger, compact sand balls sink better/faster with out breaking apart. I am mostly targeting yellowtail when sand balling, and use a small jig head (size dependent on current, bites). Muttons, and grouper are mostly welcome by catch. Sandballing is a great method to get those deep tails going, although it is messy as hell.
Would the sand chum ball with no egg singer get to the bottom let's say 100 feet with the hooked bait? Thanks for the info you already provided also!
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:39 PM
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Would the sand chum ball with no egg singer get to the bottom let's say 100 feet with the hooked bait? Thanks for the info you already provided also!
Totally depends on current. More wraps with the line around the ball will also help keep it from falling apart on the way down. Gotta see what works with the conditions you are given. Where are you sand balling out of?
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Originally Posted by Yeaaa_Chris View Post
Totally depends on current. More wraps with the line around the ball will also help keep it from falling apart on the way down. Gotta see what works with the conditions you are given. Where are you sand balling out of?
Ok I see. I live in key largo and do most my fishing from key largo. I've never done it and wanted to try it as I've heard it's a tactic that at times does work.
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I works for the deep yellowtails. You may want to go out on the headboat Gulfstream,, right next to Key Largo Fisheries MM100 . They are experts at sandballing!
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I works for the deep yellowtails. You may want to go out on the headboat Gulfstream,, right next to Key Largo Fisheries MM100 . They are experts at sandballing!
Captain Chan and the famous Fluff! Didn't even think about asking them! Thanks for all your help and advice. I'm going to give it a shot this Friday and see what happens.
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