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Old 04-29-2009, 10:29 AM
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Hello if this was asked b4 I have not seen it, any ways 1, casting live herring how do I keep it from falling off , what lenght of leader should I be useing ,,do I use a fish finder say with a 1oz sinker or no, I am useing 20lb main line, with a shock leader that goes around the reel at least 3 times , any help 4 u guys and woman, would be great

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:11 PM
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for the hook leader I use atleast 18 inches and for the sinker I use atleast a 16 inch leader for the sinker. never have them both the same other wise you will sometimes kill the fish with the sinker..
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:34 AM
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Question Re: casting live herring

So Hung, it sounds like you're using a three-way type rig- with two separate leaders, one w/hook, one w/weight- with your live herring, not a "fishfinder" type rig.
How far does that let you chuck a herring from shore, usually?
I know with a fishfinder rig, no matter what size weight I use, the weight and the fish separate during the cast and neither go all that far out.
Any and all suggestions appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your shared knowledge.
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