what is the best way to catch skipjack

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by catoon, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    i usally buy mine frozen but know im closer to the tenn river i may start using more freshly caught bait any tips would help
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    In this area we use 1/32-1/16 oz jigs with white curly tail grubs tied about 19"apart. You can use heavy jigs 1/8 oz if you want it to go deeper. Casting nets seem to be a little slow for skipjack.
     

  3. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I use piscator rigs with a few splitshots tied at the end.
     
  4. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Small jigs, sabaki rigs, and small spoons all work. Try different retrieves and depths till you find them.
     
  5. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    i should have stayed there and got you to show me saturday or sunday lol
     
  6. patrickgd

    patrickgd New Member

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    Richard in spring when they run upriver you can fill coolers with them on the rocks below the Dam in no time. Use white Crappie Jigs, tie 2 or 3 on your line use a ultra lite r&r and you will catch them til you get tired of catching them. It is very common to catch 2 at once even, when they are running. I plan to make a trip down there next spring and will catch bait for the whole year. Maybe we can get together and fish then.
     
  7. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    ill be ready just let me know
     
  8. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    In the warm water discharges you can catch them all winter long. Great way to pass some time in the winter and you got the fishing bug