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Have been fishing behind Avalon in Paddys hole, and in the TI inlet for flounder and blues all year. One of those, a friend of a friend of a friend, told me about catching a bunch of weakies near Paddys Hole using a green worm and shedder crab. Anybody out there catching weakies can give me some more info.
 

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WELCOME TO THE BARN.HOPE YOU ENJOY.I DON'T FISH UP THERE BUT YOU DID NOT ASK FOR A spot SO I'M SURE YOU WILL GET SOME HELP.
 

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Houndog,
I now fish Ocean City area, but spent every summer in Stone Harbor. Try shedder crab on a floating rig, in the back bay. There are a lot of deep holes between Paddys hole and the 96th St bridge in Stone Harbor. Look for a quiet spot, and I am certain you will do well.
Sometimes a rubber worm helps, but you probably don't need it with the shedder.
Good Luck
 

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Good Advice Flounder Bob.

Additionally, though. You might want to try an alternative method. Try a 1/2 ounce jig head, add your favorite plastic( like the rubber worm, or a finesse, or my fav-a zoom) and then add a small piece of sheddar crab.

Cast out, and slowly retrieve while bumping the bottom. Vary your retrieve speed and your direction. Also- cast up-current and let it bounce along the bottom.

Good luck!

[ 09-08-2004, 01:46 PM: Message edited by: Partnership ]
 

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Thanks for the info. I'll be out this week and probably on the weekend to try for the weakies. I guess if I can't find shedder I'll have to settle for chicken soaked in shedder oil.
 

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Houndog,

Over the years I have caught many weakies in the areas mentioned. I think the worm helps. It will be hard if not imposible to get shedders now. When Hasses in Matts Landing won't have anymore this year that about says it all. However, I have used hard crabs for weakies with good results. I certainly think they are better than frozen shedders. Give it a try and good luck.
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I'm thinking the same thing. I might not be able to get shedder now so I just picked up some shedder oil. I have used the shedder oil and chicken combo in the Delaware Bay for weakies in a pinch but never had the same luck as the real McCoy....May also try the pink Fin-S on a jig head soaked in the same oil. Was told that might work too. Guess I'll see soon enough..
 

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Welcome to the Barn HOUNDOG.

I don't fish your area but do fish areas like it. Just last evening I gave the weakies a shot.

Trolled rattletraps and picked up two nice fish about three pounds each and lost another one about the same size.

I was using two traps. One silver with a pink top and the other was silver with blue top.

Trolled right down the intercoastal behind Wildwood.

This time of the year is perfect for this type of fishing. Tons of peanut bunker and mullet near the surface bring many fish up off the bottom.

I troll as slow as I can and keep one line out about a hundred feet and the second about seventy feet. My favorite is a 1 ounce rattletrap and my line is 10 pound test.

I love the top of the tide just starting out and troll both directions of the tide. If the is a hot area I just work it back and forth.

One big tip is to take your motor out of gear the instant you hook up. Everyone knows how soft a weakies moth is and a motor in gear will tear it free. I also cut back a little on the drag while trolling. Weakies love to slam the rattletraps and a tight drag will often tear it right out of their mouth.

Fishing with bait will always catch fish. Trolling seems to bring out some big fish and you can cover a large area.

If you try it give it the best shot and try early morning or evening when the traffic settles down.

One more thing. With so much bait near the surface even flounder will be watching the action and some nice fish can be taken on the traps.

One more thing. I always use a leader tied to a snap swivel. There is some weeds floating near the surface. Once it gets on your line it will slide down onto the trap and stop the action of the lure. I have found out that the snap swivel intercepts some of the weed and keeps it from sliding down onto the trap.

Good luck.
 
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