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my father in-law has his minnow traps out and catching bait for us, for this weekend. so Barb asked me can we use the minnows in the surf :?: I don't have a clue but Im guessing since there flounder, trout and kingfish caught in the surf, maybe minnows would be good :?:

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i dont see why not. only issue that may pop up is if you casta minnow too hard they can come off the hook

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i dont see why not. only issue that may pop up is if you casta minnow too hard they can come off the hook

:lol: good point Roger :wink: and my surf casting does need work :oops:

well there free, so I'll give 'em a shot 8)

thanks for the link Steve, I'll give it a try :)

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Oh yeah, this rig keeps them alive too.....

I just use 1/0 through the upper lip/nose and a 2/0 under the skin terminating in front of the tail.

You can also use a small rubber band to keep them on but I haven't had to do that with this rig 'cuz I just toss them into the first trough.

I went to 2 hooks because the Blues were biting off the back half, not anymore...... :roll:

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Steve this rig you are useing can you buy it or you fabricating it your self ? if your fabricating it where can I get the supplies to make it ?

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Hey randy..ive used them in the summer and caught a few flounder along with blues and a trout at night! I always had a problem casting them off the hook too so any help on how to keep them on the hook would greatly be appriciated!

PS.. I think squid or bloodworm make the bite a little more appealing but ive had the same results on both last summer

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Matt, you can get the 30 lb strand wire and crimp sleeves about anywhere.

RB42, if you hook 'em on as I noted in the previous post they'll stay on. If that fails use a small rubber band to help.

You just can't fling them as hard as you want.

I would normally use them when the fish were feeding behind the surf break or in the first trough.

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