Mahi Offshore: Get More Mahy
2 August 2023
Whether the goal is redfish, speckled ocean trout, or just about any other coastal predator prowling the water, casting sweet plastics has become one of the most common ways to fish among fans of light tackle. And one of the best things about soft plastics is how simple it is to setup and use them. However, there are a few subtler aspects of fishing with soft plastics that will improve your find; these three suggestions ought to be helpful in this regard.
- Apply a drop of Gorilla Glue to secure the tails to the jighead from the container you have in your tacklebox. No, you don’t” need” to, and some jig heads are better at holding the plastic than others. However, if you use the gum, you’ll discover that your feathers stay on much longer and better. There is no longer a concern with the tail sliding down on the cast( requiring you to pump in and reposition it ), nor is it an issue with having to wait in between casts to push it back up the shank. The time you spend gluing is an investment in the long run, and it pays off in terms of casting time lost to rerigging total.
- Match the size of the neck you choose to the typical hook size. Yes, color affects how many bites you receive, and occasionally using a paddletail or tornado can be different. However, size is frequently the most important consideration, particularly when the bass are pursuing schools of fish that are all the same size and shape.
- Make sure that as your trap falls, it doesn’t spiral. Depending on how the head and tail match up, this can happen with almost anything. However, sail or twister tail that don’t roll up the rope screw pretty right most of the time. The fish also didn’t like it. Rods typically hit as they sink, and in most third as frequently if they corkscrew.