18 hook ups, 4 landed

 Went out this morning on the boat and burleyed up for herring. 

 

Used a 5g twisty, they loved it. But I kept losing the fish, off the beach I probably would have caught 8 but still. Is this normal? Little frustrated tbh ahah. The lure is new, some that I landed had shredded mouths from previous cracks.

 

Tips? 

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 Put a single on, still going

Wed, 2016-12-14 18:02

 Put a single on, still going to lose a lot but not as many

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 awesome, thanks!

Mon, 2016-12-19 02:55

 awesome, thanks!

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 herring are experts at

Wed, 2016-12-14 19:28

 herring are experts at throwing hooks. Keep the pressure on them and hope for the best!

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18% landing ratio.

Wed, 2016-12-14 19:34

 Par for the course when using trebles. As mentioned above, swap to singles, or use soft plastics like squidgy flick baits/small jigheads, 1/8 oz or less.

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Those twistys have terrible

Wed, 2016-12-14 20:05

Those twistys have terrible flexible hooks. The smaller Owner trebles I replace my bream lures with are deadly as are assist hooks I use in place of the trebles on my whiting lures. 

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Ive been using twin assists

Wed, 2016-12-14 22:53

Ive been using twin assists that you use for whiting poppers on the back of my small metals work great

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Singles

Thu, 2016-12-15 05:02

Better hookup rate and much easier release.

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+1 twin assists

Thu, 2016-12-15 06:42

also keep rod tip in water until landing time. Consider netting caught fish. If not using landing net be careful not to accelerate to fish as you swing it into boat, keep the speed slow and constant.

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 Dont cast out as far.

Thu, 2016-12-15 12:43

 Dont cast out as far.