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What's been your experience and what's important to know about the Old Grounds area?

Appreciate your input in advance.
 

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thanks I'll contact Capt Steve if he doesn't find the post
 

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Go On An Open Boat Trip With Capt.steve And You Will Learn More Then You Can On Here. It Would Be Well Worth It.if Someone Always Fishes With You They Should Go Also.
 

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BJ, That's the best advice she can get. By all means, take a trip with Steve.
 

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lots of weight ... 6,8,10,12 ouncers... have a bunch of each ... be alert and jig often or you will lose more rigs than u can count...alot of structure out there.
 

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I fished there a few years ago with Capt.Paul on the Porgy and had a great day with a limit of keeper flatties all over 22".I sure would like to get some #`s just to get me into the ballpark.Once there I think I could find the structure and hopefully some fish.The day I was there it was rough as he!! ,waves comming over the bow.At one point it took 16 oz to hold bottom using 30# braid,but it was a blast.;)
 

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thanks to everyone who replied, as always it's good to start with experience
 

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Leave the light fishing poles at home for the old grounds. Most of the time you need 8-10ounces to hold bottom and sometimes even more. Other than that, there's really no special tricks to it. Cut strips of bait 6-8inches and find the biggest minnow and hold on.
 

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All good advice...

Do yourself a favor and bring a nice variety of weights and lots of fluke rigs. The combination of heavy weights and rocky bottoms can sometimes cause a lot of hangups.

I like to fish with a big ol' squid/minnie combo on fluke rigs. Cut the squid nice and long and use beefy minnies. We have also caught some this year on a mackerel strips.
 

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If you dont want to lose a lot of rigs, make sure you are always jigging. I have gotten away with 4 oz. on calm days and make sure you use long strips of bait. Big bait....big fish!
 

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Use LONG, FRESH bluefish strips.
I put either a yellow or white bucktail hair on my hook.

Drop down to bottom, crank handle 2-3 times to keep off snags.

I have seen bucktails used effectively here.

And Yes, Stevie is the Old Grounds Guru for sure.
 

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Here's something for those new, and old here to heed ! I've been fishing the OG's for close to 2 decades. As one who's witnessed the effect the ever increasing pressure of the past couple years has had on the fishing down there, the best tip I can give you is...SHHHHHHHHH!!!! Overpromoting Spots Kills, period! Take that one to the bank!
 

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CaptG said:
Here's something for those new, and old here to heed ! I've been fishing the OG's for close to 2 decades. As one who's witnessed the effect the ever increasing pressure of the past couple years has had on the fishing down there, the best tip I can give you is...SHHHHHHHHH!!!! Overpromoting Spots Kills, period! Take that one to the bank!
lmao never heard you say that before :D
 
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