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surfeditor
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 posted 07/06/2011 07:32 AM  





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killatoyota4569


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 posted 07/06/2011 09:35 AM  

Awesome POst John I like that Rigged Eeel Alot makes me wanna go out anmd buy a few right now!!!

When would you recommmend throwing them, Night or Day


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 posted 07/06/2011 09:38 AM  

Excellent video and thanks for all the great tips. That little bite and hookset sure gets the blood pumping! up
 
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 posted 07/06/2011 09:38 AM  

Great video Mr. Skinner! Thank you so much for putting this up. I have been fishing rigged eels for 2 years now and your video is one of the most helpful things that I have ever seen/read about fishing rigged eels. I have read and seen a lot of interesting methods on how to rig eels, but you never get the how to fish them technique. I have tried a lot of experimental retrieves over the time I have been fishing with them, but never had much success and I wind up going to live eels. It seems from your video that the more subtle action is the way to go. I have been getting the eels to make a much bigger S with the action I am putting into them and if I was a fish I would definitely eat it, but it doesn't seem to work to well on actual fish. I tried to watch eels move in tanks and in videos and that was the closest I could come up with to mimicking the action I saw. It kind of looks like a snake moving on land though. I will have to try your technique on my next excursion and see if I do any better.

What rod are you using in the video? I just built a conventional rod on the GSB1201M for throwing live and rigged eels and I was going to make a spinning version using the GSB1321M, but was hoping for something a bit smaller to use when I am on a rock.

Thanks again for sharing this video!
 
acrylic

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 posted 07/06/2011 09:48 AM  

Amazing video. Thanks for posting. Quick question. Are rigged eels a good option for the open beaches of the south shore? Or are they more for calmer waters like the north shore or south shore bays? Thanks again.
 
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 posted 07/06/2011 10:11 AM  

AWESOME!!!!!

i just seen the video on how to rig the eels. Do you think i could use a small lead head to help with better casting? Or do they cast pretty good just simply the way you rig it. In the video above i dont see how much distance your getting. Overall AMAZING videos. I will be going home after work and we know what i will be doing. Toungue


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 posted 07/06/2011 10:56 AM  

GREATTTT VIDDDDD thanks .... watched the one on how to rig ... pretty snazzy ... me likes upup
 
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 posted 07/06/2011 11:20 AM  

Thanks John, great video.upup


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 posted 07/06/2011 12:12 PM  

Glad you guys like it. Real cooperative of the fish to stay on top most of the time. Some answers:

toyota- This is mostly a night technique.

saltysurf - It's a 1201L with a foot cut off the butt. It's an older model that had more backbone. The rod has a lot of stopping power. Maybe the equivalent nowadays is a 1201M with a foot off the butt. Not sure.

acrylic - I prefer live eels for calm waters where they can get a good look at it, like sound and bay. Good on the ocean beaches. I wrote an article on all of this for the next Nor'east print issue.

frank - No lead head. I wouldn't do that. It casts pretty well as shown.



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 posted 07/06/2011 01:45 PM  

Great video John! up Very helpful and informative...thanks. I might have missed hearing you say it...I was a bit distracted while watching it...my question is - what size eels do you prefer? What's the longest and shortest ones you've used? Does your location or time of the year impact the size you prefer using? How many riggies do you take out with you each time? Just curious...thanks again!


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saltysurfman


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 posted 07/06/2011 03:26 PM  

surfeditor wrote:

saltysurf - It's a 1201L with a foot cut off the butt. It's an older model that had more backbone. The rod has a lot of stopping power. Maybe the equivalent nowadays is a 1201M with a foot off the butt. Not sure.


Thanks Mr Skinner! I will look into those rod blanks and see which feel I like better.


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johnmlodynia

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 posted 07/06/2011 03:38 PM  

This is the best Striped Bass footage I have ever seen. Great job. All of your videos are top notch. Your kayak article in the new Surfcasters Journal is also A+.
 
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 posted 07/06/2011 04:46 PM  

that was excellent! nice job up


 
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 posted 07/06/2011 06:41 PM  

BTW, please feel free to distribute the vid.

Kevin - 15-19',and I don't consider time of year, but I'll throw bigger ones with 9/0 hooks in the inlet and slightly smaller ones with 7/0 hooks at Montauk. The smaller hooks are an attempt to ride higher and stay out of the rocks. I usually carry 3 or 4, and rarely have to touch the third one.




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killatoyota4569


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 posted 07/06/2011 09:27 PM  

What places do you like to throw Rigged Eels?

Is there a Time of Year you recommend to use these Most? Or is it all year round?


More of a Ocean Front, Sandy Bottom?

Or a rocky Area, with rock Bottom??

Or a Muscle Bed area full of weeds n such?

Have yet to throw a Rigged Eel, And would like to learn the Technique
thank you, and I on your Youtube area.



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