For you guys that are still soaking baits the old fashioned way, Im going to change your life today! Get rid of that boring sinker and hook/bait gimmick and tie on a spinner! Thats right, a gold spinning blade attached to a jig head. You can quickly change your jigs out for changing depths, we fish jigs to one ounce in really deep water, but most of our flounder stomping grounds get pounded best with 1/2 ounce jigs attached to the spinner. Redfish magic is a great one, or even higher quality is the Slayer Inc versions. They have a thinner blade that excels in deeper water.
I'm tellin you guys, I would pull up to spots, look around, and no one is catching fish. I toss in my white gulp/spinner combo and start bouncing it off the bottom back to me, and WHAM! Right off the bat almost every time. Im convinced that the flash of the blade is the most effective part of this rig, verses the vibration it creates. I believe this because we seem to always to do better the brighter the sun and higher over head it is. There is no doubt in my mind that this rig outfishes a standard fishfinder rig hands down, I have worn out the fish again and again when no boats around me are doing much.
I caught 30 fish thursday, I think 25 on friday, and 15 on tourney day with dozens of boats on every spot it was tough. I went out a couple hours yesterday afternoon and got 5 more fatties for a fish fry. My nephew got the big bite of the day on saturday, which he secured 2nd place in the juniors division with! I think we finished 7th overall. My nephew was sooooo stoked, and won a nice trophy and an awesome new rod and reel combo. Chip did an incredible job with the tourney, we were boat #100 but I think there was 110 boats. He raised $25,000 for the School of Autism!
Here are some shots of the spinner action. You can see that some fish end up getting foul hooked because they just blast these baits.
Out of all the flounder fishing Ive done in the last week, with nearly 100 fish caught, I can say without a doubt in my mind that the spinner blade is where its at. We would soak baits while we worked our blades, which acounted for only a few fish. The blade is deadly with a white gulp or fishbites paddle tail, worked just slow enough to touch bottom every now and then. With a live mullet on a spinner blade, I feel like it is simply unfair and tottaly decimates the fish! Im talking as good as it gets, no doubt!
So tie up your spinner blades, and go up river a good ways past the Daimspoint and start fishing the sand and rock banks back. Any tide, they are stacked up this year, this is world class flounder fishing. Catch em up! Untill next time, tight lines my friends!