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Old 08-12-2008, 10:45 PM
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Default Sandy Beaches vs. Rocky Beaches

There are two theoretical situations in front of you:

1) A sandy beach with a gentle slope, and little or no structure (like a jetty) around you, with very little or no deep water accessible to the surfcaster.

2) A rocky beach, with white water all over the place, and deep water that is available to the surf-bound angler.

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A) Which one is better to fish?
B) What do you do in either situation -- bait, plug, rigged eel, etc.

This subject came to me when I started thinking about the viability of plugs in Jersey -- i.e. on gently sloping, sandy beaches -- so bonus points for any insights on methods for types of beaches and structure.
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Default Re: Sandy Beaches vs. Rocky Beaches

I would take number 2 -- the rocky beach with deep water. I think the rigged eel is best as long as you are sure there are no bluefish. Tied or a close second would be to plug. I only like bait if it is very cold or if the spot has a history of passing fish at a certain stage of the tide. A riggie is used like a lure in this case and lures enable the caster to be more mobile. With rockiness, the bass could be lurking among the stones and moving might give a shot at passing a fish in the rocks. Live eels are okay and good choice but they like to hide in the rocks and live eels are no longer PC what with all the release fishing today.
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