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TACKLE

For the blues, a 20lb-class rod and reel loaded with 20lb mono is per­fect. Have a 30lb out­fit handy should a porgie come cruis­ing. What I would do with the 20 is fish a slightly heav­ier 250lb all wire, 15ft trace with an 8/0 hook. These will give you the edge if you do hook a por­bea­gle.

For in­shore ground fish­ing, a 20lb-class rod with a reel loaded with 30lb braid will cover most stan­dard sit­u­a­tions. Use 20lb braid and a 12/20lb-class rod for both lure and drift fish­ing.

Lures such as Sav­age eels, Sidewinders and Devil’s Own Shads all worked well. Best colours are clear, black, red and white. Tackle losses were min­i­mal, but take lead weights be­tween 4-12oz, ex­cept for the deeper water off­shore.

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