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"Leader Length in a Strong Current" Tip
Monday, 16 April 2007 18:20

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For those of you that are fishing areas with strong current don't make your leaders very long. Please click "Read More" for the entire tip ...


The longer they are your clam belly will come up off the bottom and start to spin. The same thing holds true if using bunker. The last time I checked clams and chunks of bunker don't swim up in the water column away from the bottom. The bait needs to lay right on the bottom. About 2 foot of leader or so, no more. Make sure your using enough weight to keep you down too. I fish in the Delaware Bay in the spring and fall. We have a strong current especially around the moon.

The Bass and Drum will not touch the bait if it does not look right.