James River Rigging?

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by caveman, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. caveman

    caveman New Member

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    i'm curious as to how everyone is rigging up on the james?

    i'm currently using cut shad, eel, bream.

    using a sliding rig with crane swivel and circle hooks.

    8oz doughnut weights, 8/0-10/0 gama and owner circles.

    usually hooking bait through a corner or through the head.

    what's everyone else doing?


    thanks
    vaughn
     
  2. hookman571

    hookman571 New Member

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    Exactly the same thing.
     

  3. Dallison

    Dallison Member

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    I use the same setup.
     
  4. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Same here. 18-24" leader.
     
  5. thelastcast

    thelastcast New Member

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    for shad-i do the 3way swivel w/ a 5oz. flat weight-
    8/0 hook on 24 inch leader
    light line on the weight in case of a snag
    -sometimes for LIVE eel i'll do the slide sinker so i can let out some line every few minutes
     
  6. freshbaitrules

    freshbaitrules New Member

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    Hey Randy,
    I have never fished a whole live eel. At $3.00 per, I would spend all my beer money just to set a few rods:smile2:

    On a more serious note how well have you been doing on whole eels and do you see a difference between whole and cut?

    How did you do on the full moon cruise?
     
  7. thelastcast

    thelastcast New Member

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    On the eel thing, they're a pain in the tail fishing live, sometimes they'll twist & knot theirselves up so bad you can't un-do the dang thing & you have to cut your hook off & re-tie. (happened last night to Melissa)as far as using them cut, i ain't ever caught anything worth talkin about, but i know plenty of others that do. I have caught 2 of 3 citations with them live, A 22(old record) and a 32. We get alot of pull-downs on them, but i let them peel off ALOT of line before setting the hook.Stripers also love them,so that's a big reason i buy them. There's always that chance!:smile2:
    -On Sunday's excursion we took a friend & he missed at least 4-5 fish on eel and shad. (Too anxious on that hook set.) Melissa got one 10lber, and i couldn't buy a bite. And last night Lissa & i both got skunked. We're gonna try to go 1-2 more trips by the end of the week-end. I'll post results. I'm gonna send you a pm on another subject.......cya
     
  8. 66TBONE

    66TBONE New Member

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    Same here also!
     
  9. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Cut vs live eel....had best results cutting up big ones into nice chunks. The fish will eat it right away. When you're fishing a live one, the cats will come around and attack it and try to kill it, so I'm told and from experience looks to be true, and won't really eat the thing until they smack it around a bit. So gotta be patient and not try to yank your rod prematurely.