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Old 06-16-2009, 01:09 PM
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Default Casting eels in an inlet.

Is it possible to cast eels in a moving inlet? if so should i place an egg sinker above my swivel?
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: Casting eels in an inlet.

It is possible to cast eels in your back yard if you'd like to.

Sorry,, couldn't help it. Yes, using live eels in an inlet can be very effective. Current speed will determine whether you need to add any weight, but I doubt that it would be necessary where you are. If they have any life in em, they'll swim down on their own.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: Casting eels in an inlet.

Like BR said the stage & strength of the tide Will determine if you need to put on rubber core weights or not.I normally put them on just above the leader.

For an example;
If the water is moving right to left cast a little toward to the right and let the eel drift toward the left with the current,the longer it drifts the further and deeper it will go,if the eel is washing up next to you then you'll need more weight.Keep in mind you want to stay in good contact with the eel don't just pay out line you need to have the line fairly taunt so you can feel the eels every move.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: Casting eels in an inlet.

Hmmmm,
I sometimes use a casting egg to stay off the bottom.
I must have stupid eels. First thing they do to me is head for the first snag on the bottom. (Like shot! )
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:00 AM
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Default Re: Casting eels in an inlet.

I rig them with a 24 " leader and ball bearing swivel 5 hook no weight caught in an inlet this eveing 39" 33" 30" 27" If i did not run out of eels I am sure I would have caught more it was a busy night. Also caught a schoolie using a slugo on McKenna style rigging (Thanks Steve great video). Good luck
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:21 AM
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Great information guys, im goin crazy. Work has been so hectic i havent been able to get out there for about a week . Soon though
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