Shy Blues at Buggs/Kerr

Discussion in 'VIRGINIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by bigredneck, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. bigredneck

    bigredneck New Member

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    A friend of mine indicates that he fishes for bluecats at Buggs all the time and has recently noticed that the blues seem to be boat shy.

    To address that, he and his buddies have started using large slip corks they get at bobcats and drift these floats out far behind their boat. They use the normal slip sinker/swivel/leader/circle hook combination after the slip cork to get the bait down..

    Any feedback on that ? When drifting or anchored, just how far from the boat does the bait have to be ?
     
  2. screamin clicker

    screamin clicker New Member

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    Burlington North Carolina
    We havent noticed any difference in the fish being shy, seems as long as youre not making alot of noise or dropping things in the boat all is fine, just depends on wheather or not theyre biting that day or not :cool2:
     

  3. screamin clicker

    screamin clicker New Member

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    Burlington North Carolina
    we also use the slip bobbers when we fish, we used to drift alot but mostly anchor now 99% of the time i would say, and cast as far as possible with our baits which are usually large baits( always have) but sometimes we will put a line or 2 straight down because we fish over structure mainly. wind and water current mostly determines how many floats we put out normally 3 or less
     
  4. bigblaze

    bigblaze New Member

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    when we are drifting we usually let out about 75-100 yards...

    when we anchor we usually mark what or where we want to fish with a buoy marker and cast to it...

    but thats just the way we do it...