Flock of birds, boiling fish, What lure do you throw?

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Flock of birds, boiling fish, What do you throw?

  1. Tady 45 or similar swimming jig

  2. Shimano Coltsniper or similar jig (megabait, etc)

  3. Shimano Flatfall (or similar flutter jig)

  4. Soft Plastic Swimbait (fishtrap,big hammer, or similar)

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  1. RyanErb

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    You roll up on a flock of birds, boiling fish, What lure do you throw?

    I really assume 'size' of lure will depend on bait size (if you can even identify what exact bait they are on).

    My point being, it seems like almost any of the following items in the poll could be bit in reality... Maybe some better than other, etc.

    Anyways, there is no right response, just curious what lure is most peoples 'GO TO' lure rather than saying 'I have 10 rods rigged with different lures and I make 10 different casts'

    The question would be, what is your first cast going to be with typically and what typically have you had the most success with in the past?

    Post answer in the Poll multiple choice.
     
  2. fishdoggary

    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    Salas 7X blue and white...
     
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    kuyamonster I only wishes to catch some fishes...

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    JRI-3 or 4 in Mint...Chomp chomp!
     
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    7x in booger.
     
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    Match the Hatch. Big bait little bait?
     
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    Guess it will depend on the school and area. Throw out your picks for both!
     
  7. Brad I

    Brad I Common Sense Isn't Common Enough

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    If the target is a puddle of diving birds and boiling fish, how much does the lure really matter?

    I'd actually be tempted to throw an unproven lure--getting bit on a "go-to" lure doesn't tell me anything, and I wouldn't want to risk losing a good lure on a pretty sure bite. I'd think that I'd rather throw a new lure and if it doesn't catch fish even in that kind of situation, I'll know that it isn't a good lure. But it it doesn't work, I'd pretty quickly switch to a proven lure so I could get in on the fun. :D
     
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    Good point...
    I have heard from many people they get on a bird flock with fish boiling and they cast 100 times and don't get bit once...
    So its not always a sure bet...
    Guess it depends on how finicky and hungry the fish are...
     
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    Tady 45 mint/white for yellows, Tady 9 blue/chrome for tunafish.

    With that said I try to fish the conditions not history so I'd be more inclined to use something that has been working recently. If I'm taking a shot in the dark I'd use what I listed above though.
     
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    Throw a bait,iron,plus I like a crew member to drop a sabiki rig down,to catch what they are feeding on.
     
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    A couple of weeks ago, just off Pt. Loma kelp, birds and bait at the surface. Tossed Tady 45 scrambled egg into it several times. No fish cared. Not one fish f*ck was given that day. Sometimes my casts landed in the midst and caused the bait to jump out of the water. But no nibbles.

    I'm a newbie, so I figured I was probably screwing it up. Not to hijack the thread, but any hints appreciated.

    Is there a chance that nothing interesting was chasing the bait to the surface?
     
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    Shon Fish til I can't fish no more

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    Jri 7 Mint, scrambled egg, blue/white.
     
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    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What type of boiling fish? Yellowtail - tady or similar, yellowfin tuna - coltsniper, small bluefin - coltsniper, bigger bluefin - flatfall. Probably why my tackle bag weighs 100 lbs.
     
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    This Saturday in Ensenada, I threw a flat fall and hooked up my first yt this year, good 22#.

    That's my go to now. Lol.
     
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    If it's a flock of seagulls I throw my feathered hair jig..
     
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    And If it's terns...?:D
     
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    HAHA, good one

    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
     
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    Try this

    Dynamite.jpg
     
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