mooneyes and skipjack

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by bw69r, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    does anyone have any tips on how to find and catch these. i would like to try them for flatheads. any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Eric Wood

    Eric Wood New Member

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    what i was catching them on was bobber and worm on a little hook, and a certain time of the year, well around here small white mayflys flying around and on the river, the mooneyes or goldeyes were taking the mayflys off the top, when the flys breached the top water. So, flyfishing could be another way to catch them. another is worm and pickerel rig and you can us a bobber too, if u like,:big_smile: that works good too. good luck.
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Hey I never have heard of mooneys but far as skip jack you can usually find a school of them swimming and throw you a cast net you orta be able to catch you some like that also, I have caught some skippy's before using night crawlers.
     
  4. Naack

    Naack New Member

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    Cast net would be a great idea..... but here in PA its not permitted to use them :sad2::sad2: !
     
  5. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    I throw about 3 jigs on a line an cast out.
     
  6. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Very seldom will you catch a skipjack in a castnet unless, it is the small ones (about 4 to 6 inches). The bigger ones are way to fast to be caught with a castnet!!!