Question Opening Day .... Chum or Troll

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    Default Opening Day .... Chum or Troll

    Well folks the title says it all. What would you and WHY?

    Capt. Ted

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    If you chum you may not have to convince your nephew to go Mud Cattin . Your nephew has class . You have a chance at both without bobbing and weaving all the planer board boats. Fishing is supposed to be fun. In Lenny Rudows Fish Talk , there is a one of a kind picture of a guy holding up a nice sized large mouth bass caught at the Bay Bridge from last year. you might want to bring along some Bass tackle. I'll be fishing for my favorite fish , Snakeheads , on opening day from away from the Striper fleet.
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    Chumming. Why burn a lot of fuel to chase a depleted stock and more than likely get skunked? With chumming, you stand a better chance these days at getting pullage.

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    Minnows under a bobber!!.......... Gary

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    Chumming can work - biggest trouble I see would be the wakes of other boats and a few trollers getting close , not knowing you are anchored.

    This month Fish Talk ( free magazine ) has excellent write up about trophy chumming / chunking. Lot of very good tips from Lenny Rudow.
    They say that life's a carousel - spinning fast, you've got to ride it well.

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    If you decide to chum, the non offset circle hook rule is still in effect. Good luck whatever you decide......... Gary

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    Hello All!

    Thanks for the input. I had a Bumm year last year. Fuel tank issues, then a blown motor. So, I have been out of touch with everything. I'll report back here my findings.

    Capt. Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27 sailfish View Post
    This month Fish Talk ( free magazine ) has excellent write up about trophy chumming / chunking. Lot of very good tips from Lenny Rudow.
    Thanks for the heads up Skip! I saw the mag at my marina yesterday while continuing to ready the boat and snagged it. I look forward to reading the article this weekend.

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    I chummed last year opening day last year. Will do the same this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucktales View Post
    I chummed last year opening day last year. Will do the same this year.
    How did you do if I might ask? Couldn't have done worse than me, three trolling trips with the full spread, and not a single knockdown.

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