I have had much better luck trolling against the current. Not sure why, I’m guessing you get better fluttering action against. Rod tips seem to shake a little more. On Sunday I trolled up 15 total but probably only 2 or 3 when going with the current.I gave it a try yesterday afternoon in the river. Went to some spots that produced before but couldn't get any bites. I marked a lot of fish and bunker, snagged a adult bunker w/ a jig head. Threw him on the biggest circle hook I had(7/0) but he fell off shortly after putting him out. Tried trolling some stretches but couldn't get a good speed. Outboard won't go below 4 mph and my little 30 pound transom trolling motor could only do .9 mph. Went to the parkway bridge to fish the eddies but nothing again. Few perch bites at the bridge. Fog rolled in around 5/6pm, pretty thick too.
It seems that when the wind blows I can't get a bite? It looks like I may have friday morning off so I'd like to try again. Then Sunday off too I think.
I'm assuming you wanna troll with the current rather then against it. But that's just a guess. If you guys don't mind I'd love to get some info on trolling in the river. Like speed, lures, direction/with or against the tide?
Good luck to anybody that gets out this week.
"LITTLE BEACH": You are dating yourself. I fished there as a kid with my Dad & his friends. We would run over from Nunzie's at Great Bay marina. Come in the back way, pull the boats over the sand bar. Than walk over the dunes to fish off the surf.Kudos to you been there done that but not anymore unless it blows up while i am out there i have gotten my azz kicked in the past .LOL i remember being out there in little egg throwing bucktails onto little beach for stripers in a blizzard back in the 70s.
Thanks man, I appreciate the info.I have had much better luck trolling against the current. Not sure why, I’m guessing you get better fluttering action against. Rod tips seem to shake a little more. On Sunday I trolled up 15 total but probably only 2 or 3 when going with the current.
on the fence on the 20+ radar too