You may have to use a heavy bucktail, like the 6 ounce buctail shown on the right to keep your rig near the bottom at higher drift rates. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. With this rig a bucktail jig goes on the duo-lock snap at the botttom and a Gulp bait goes on the teaser hook above. We run special deeper water Bucktail trips for fluke and the trips have been a great success the last few years. Some anglers favor a Larger bucktail fished straight up and down where others fish light and let out line to make contact with the bottom. He caught his big striper using a snapper bluefish for bait.
Bucktail vs. Berkley Gulp In Some Amazing Underwater Flounder Footage!
Bucktail vs. Berkley Gulp In Some Of The Most Amazing Underwater Flounder Footage!
This will make the teaser swim just the right length above the bucktail , this method is popular with bait like whole squid or big strip bait. When used with bait attached to it they were not stiff enough and a lot of baits come up fouled up and balled over the hook points. Spro Power Bucktail Jig. Don't be afraid to go heavier, for some reason anglers are afraid to go heavy even when it is more productive when conditions warrant it. Personally i have been bucktailing for fluke for a long time but I have definitely seen the method gain more popularity of the last 5 years on Private, Charter, and Party Boats.
The first way to rig a teaser above you bucktail is a dropper loop right on your mono up inches from your bucktail usually gulp is used this way. Bucktailwillie Fishing in South Jersey. So ask your offshore friends to save ya some scraps. Open Boat Trips when not chartered!
The second way to use a teaser is a three-way swivel. Tip the bucktail with a strip of bluefish, sea robin or mackerel. There is no stretch in braid so you will feel the bites better and setting the hook on a fluke is done with just a simple lift even in deep water. The Bucktail Strings is also getting alot more play lately. The simplest rig is a 3-way swivel with a bank sinker on one leg, a leader and hook on one leg, and the line on the third leg. It always changing what they want hot bait today they wont sniff tomorrow.