08-31-2005, 11:11 PM
Any good advice on catching kings out of OI? Ill be down there this weekend and would love to put one in the boat. Whats working? Drone spoons? Livies? what depths are they cruising at? Any advice is much appreciated!!!
09-01-2005, 04:31 PM
The inshore fleet is catching a few 6lb'ers or so in the same area they are trolling for Spanish and false Albie's. Other than that i havnt heard any reports. They have been catching them on small spoons with trolling sinkers. The water just a couple of miles off the beach is 82* so theres no telling what you might catch. Give us a report when you get back.
09-01-2005, 11:48 PM
will do, thanks for the info.
richard labounty jr
09-02-2005, 10:29 PM
Kingfishing only gets bigger and better from here on out.nylons and ballys.drones and big clarks on planers and trolling weights,in about 3 or four weeks live abaiting around any near shore or offshore structure will produce amazing strikes when ballon bobbers.you can and will see 3 to 4 kings sky a bait before coming tight with one.....out of oi tthe shoal about twelve miles out along the edges where the depth changes from 70 to 120 ft is always good this time of year.......any wrecks are also a really good bet....tide lines can produce sometimes closer to shore but are less reliable then the other mentioned areas.......100 lb mono will produce more strikes but you are 10 times more likely to only get the strike and lose your baits unless they are the smaller kings that are barely legal...hope this helps ya....
09-05-2005, 06:53 PM
THanks on the advice, I wasnt able to get out this weekend with the wind but will be back every weekend in september and hope to do some damage. I really didnt mind siting on the deck this weekend drinking beer but I did take the boat out in the sound and found a great spot to catch bait size croaker for AJ's and kings. At least I got a little fishing done even if it was just throwing back 6-8 inch croaker. Cant wait for next weekend, will report.
09-05-2005, 06:55 PM
I think the shoal you are talking about is platt shoal, which Ive fished at several times with mixed results. if this isnt the shoal you are thinking of, let me know, Im all for trying new spots. thanks...
richard labounty jr
09-07-2005, 08:15 AM
thats it but concentrate along the edges of the shoal.where the depth changes is where they usually concentrate and when you catch one come around again and again because there are always more then one there this time of year.follow the edge for a 1/4 mile if nothing go back and come around again as most days they will hit only going one direction.last year we caught nothing trolling west for two hours.soon as we turned and came east we started catching went back west to hit the spot again and nothing soon as we came around and headed back east whamo it was on like donkey kong.We did better with the smaller drones and larger clarks with the kings.This year we have done good with a big plainer and a spoon with green,blue, or pink reflective in the middle.SSSSHHHHHHHH the tunas like them too.