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Old 02-04-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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hey fellas...

i am a newbie, so please be patient....lol..

anyhow, i bought some really nice, shiny lures/spoons....they have worked good for me...caught makeral, sandbass...

but i use a 20# line.....and for the 3rd time, the fish keep breaking my lines!! does that mean i need to go stronger? how strong should i go? i am fishing near long beach/huntington beach area......i only go out about 2-3 miles offshore. what do you guys recommend? how strong of a line do i need?

also, can i use these spoons at night too? or do they only work with the sun's reflections?

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Old 02-04-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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Loosen your drag.
You've probably got it buttoned down too much.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
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Hey Dan it sounds like you are getting stuck on the bottom with the trebble hooks from the spoons?



Try using swimbaits with leadheads for bass and just put a small strip of squid on the hook.

Leadheads get stuck alot less since the hook is pointed up and is harder to get snagged.



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Old 02-05-2007, 05:15 PM   #4
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cool thanks guys!

ps> rog, does that work at night time too?? sunset??? do i need to add more weights to them?

thanks again!
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:07 PM   #5
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Hey Dan bass bite day or night

The leadheads come in various weights from 1/8oz to over 6ozs

The biggest I usuall buy is 2oz and if I need more weight then I will put a egg sinker above the leadhead.



note in the picture below the egg weight above the leadhead

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Old 02-06-2007, 10:33 PM   #6
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you stated that the fish kept breaking your line.. even if your drags were too tight i don't think a bass or a mac will break 20lb test, roger might be right your probably getting stuck on the bottom, or your line may be old or be frayed or nicked, if you tossing light irons or plastics you don't want them to sink too far down,, good luck...
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:55 PM   #7
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ahh~~

thanks fellas. i will give that a try. should i place the weight way ahead of the leadhead/spoon??

hey biggabe, the line is new. i was just maybe "wishing" it was a big fish that broke my line....lol. but i shall keep it more shallow.

thanks fellas!

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Old 02-07-2007, 09:31 PM   #8
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on your leadhead a sliding sinker ..on your spoons nada...
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:58 PM   #9
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cool....thanks!

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