Surf fishing with lucky craft

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by noname8507, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. noname8507

    noname8507 Newbie

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    I'm new at surf fishing and was wondering if anyone has had any luck using lucky craft 110. Me and my Buddy went the other day on a incoming tide and he caught one halibut at 19 inches but that was about it. We fished about 5 hrs in the morning. What's the most effective way using these lures? Thanks
     
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  2. titos334

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    I've had marginal success with it, mostly I just catch BSPs. I cast it out there and slow retrieve, when a wave comes and puts slack in my line I speed up the retrieve to remove slack and continue with what I'm doing. Location I think plays a larger role in it. Not all beaches are going to be LC friendly or yield good result.
     
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  3. mstnpete

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    No worries bro, I just fished the Carlsbad Lagoon today and not a single bite as well. As the saying goes fishing is always at the right time and right moment!
     
  4. RaiderSteve

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    I would say the LC 110 is the best to catch larger fish in the surf. At first I was also not sure how to use it but bought some Rapala XRaps and worked those and then moved up to the LC.
     
  5. jer dog

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    what is the best lc 11o jerk bait for fishing the surf, for hali
     
  6. jmericle

    jmericle Well-Known "Member"

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    I have had luck with the surf perch type LC

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  7. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    was that a keeper?????
     
  8. noname8507

    noname8507 Newbie

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    Nice fish
     
  9. remington

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    I love the LC 110. Metallic sardine or any of the sardine patterns work well for me. The ghost white seabass works great too. The bigger halibut will straighten out the hooks if you try to horse it in. When you hook a giant, back down the drag and enjoy the fight. I fish straight PowerPro with my LC's. This was a couple weeks ago off my long board before the swell hit. Almost 29" on the metallic sardine 110 LC.

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  10. fishingman88

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    +1 on this. The LC 110 is a good lure, but you'll want to hone in on the appropriate retrieve rate and technique for your intended target species.
     
  11. lj.fish

    lj.fish Fun Shit Maynard!

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    Keep winding and then wind some more.
     
  12. jesse

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    I put whoopins' on feeesh with lucky craft's.. stay at it and you will eventually get bit and well...
     
  13. FNNBONES

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    I've been tossing the LC110 for about 10 years. Just keep at it. Some folks toss it in a conservative way because they are afraid of losing the lure but my experience has been that if you don't take chances.....you will get bit less often. To date my biggest Halibut is 41", WSB 38", Calico bass 23" and BSP 17"..... Not to mention I've had days when I've caught everything from jack smelt to shovel nosed guitarfish and leopard sharks.All caught on the Flash minnow 110 series. The Flash minnow 110 is a suspending bait and depending on your target species it should be fished in different ways. For example if you are targeting halibut they are ambush predators that lay there waiting for their prey to swim overhead. Species like WSB to perch are open water predators in the surf and will chase your bait down after seeing it in the distance. Calicos on the other hand like to hide tight to structure like boiler rocks with kelp growing on them. As a general rule I fish the 110 only fast enough to keep tension on my line and keep the bait moving only fast enough to make it come alive with the action it has. The longer you keep the bait in the strike zone the greater the chances of getting bit. When my bait is in tight to me within 20 feet or so and the surge pulls out I actually drop my rod tip and walk towards it thereby imitating what a real baitfish would actually do when the current pulls it back out of the shore break. I have been hammered by many species doing this exact thing. Also you will notice that if you fish the bait too fast the hooks will scribe half moon circles on the sides of the bait and wipe out the finish prematurely. Any pattern will work pretty much but I prefer lifelike patterns like MS aurora black, MS anchovy, MS MJ herring and smelt. The MS stands for the Missing Scale pattern which is a far more durable finish. Also.... As a general rule I swap out the stock hooks which are usually black chrome or chrome 36's to ST 41TN which is a stronger hook. A decent sized halibut or WSB will destroy the stock hooks in no time. Last year I got owned by a few huge fish and now I toss my LC's on nothing lighter than 15lb green P-Line CXXG. Mono is far superior to braid IMHO because it has stretch and when braid loses it's coating it gets impregnated with micro sand which over time weakens the internal fibers. If braid hits a mussel coated rock or a rock on the bottom the knot will weaken if not give out all together.
    Hope this helps point you in the right direction.
    Good Luck and tight lines to ya always.

    P.S.
    If you really want to see how many patterns are available in the 110 series flash minnow try visiting ilovehardbaits.com which is an ebay seller. Although I prefer to buy my hardbaits from my local tackle shop Bob Sands fishing. I feel that it is important to support your local tackle shop as much as possible.
    Keep in mind that a 22" halibut is about 6 to 7 years old and only when it hits that age/size can it actually breed for the first time.

    Mike aka BONES
     
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  14. Jig Strike

    Jig Strike . . . new and improved

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    2½ to 3½ inch chrome spoon. Thrown in the flat sand where rips never form.

    Find them. They are there..
    (Hotel del Coronado.)

    Vary the return from smooth, slow and steady, to spastic and jerky.
    And every combination in between.

    That is for the flat ones.

    Gulp Camo Worms, or, dig up sand crabs, for the quick fish.

    Fish where the fish are. It will increase your odds.


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  15. drumford

    drumford gotta go babe!

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    Rebel, Rapala, etc.... in my experience are just as good as the $20+ LC.... Fish where the fish are is GOOD advice! Spoons are awesome aslo! A $20 lure doesn't catch more or less fish. It's the angler and the location and the presentation that DOES!
     
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    Jig Strike . . . new and improved

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    Lures are designed to catch fishermen.

    I would not throw a $20 bait in the ocean on a $40 bet.
     
  17. scubasteve2989

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    If you spend 200+ on a combo 20 for a hardbait that you regularly use is justifiable. I like small Krocks, crack, and the 3db as well.
     
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  18. kenstevens1

    kenstevens1 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If your throwing with a spinning rod use spoon with linedancer (google) works jus like it said it would. Action slow or fast
     
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  19. Jig Strike

    Jig Strike . . . new and improved

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    I meant 'surf' not 'ocean'.

    Light line + kelp = loss
     
  20. Cool-Hand-Luke

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    What rod and reel combo do you guys recommend for the lucky craft 110?
     

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