Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:45 PM
good numbers of pollock, also what lures to use.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:36 PM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:37 PM
You can catch crazy numbers of pollock in Estern Passge of the docks jigging with salt water hot hooks or Sabiki rigs. Mackerel feathers do not work so well for them or mackerel either. I fish Macs lot there over the summer and often get a string of 5. fish t a time in the hot hooks. Sorry for the spelling I a using my phone in the rain. Happy fishing,
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:18 AM
There used to be huge pollock pretty much everywhere along the coast. We used to drift squid on a 2/0 hook, off the wharf in Sambro and get them up to 12 lbs. and larger. You could even get some monsters in the Halifax Harbour.
Then, about ten years ago - the big guys disappeared.
Some speculate it had to do with the decline of the inshore fishery. Fewer wharves having guts and carcasses dumped over the side. This meant less smaller fish for the big guys to feed on.
Personally, I've read a couple of studies that indicate that cold water species like Cod and Pollock are moving deeper as the coastal waters have been warming. Local fishermen are having to go further and fish deeper to catch these fish.
There are tonnes of small, young fish around our coast. The Passage wharf being an example.
The truly big guys seem to have moved away.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:35 PM
Salt water hot hooks is the name of a set of hooks you can buy. I think there are 5 hooks on the leader that clips onto your snap swivel and. Has a clasp on the end for a weight or a lure. They are small hooks with a colored plastic sheath that make them look like small baitfish in the water. They also have small beads on them that are charged by sunlight to glow underwater. They are the best mackerel rigs I have ever used.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:15 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:12 AM
...try that same rig you are using and add a small piece of mackrel (1 -2 cm chunk) on the end of the hook. They'll likely hit it everytime.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:10 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:47 AM
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