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    Default Trolling Inshore - South Topsail?

    i have two young boys (2 and 4 years old) who wake me up way too early and want to get on the boat right away. it's next to impossible to actively fish with them (especially without a trolling motor) on the boat; however, I've been toying with the idea of trolling the banks channel area with crystal minnows at 10rpm and hoping for the best.

    after a few short attempts, i only pulled up one bluefish.

    any tips? speed? lures? how far to set lines out?

    thank you so much in advance! my 4 year old is obsessed with fishing and i have vowed to him that we will pull up some big fish sooner than later!! your help is MUCH appreciated!
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    Trolling MirrOlures close to the bank was my first introduction to Trout fishing.
    Still do to find Trout occasionally to locate them.

    Try this using 2 spinning reels loaded with braid with a FC leader tied ( no swivels or snaps ) this is key.
    Troll in about 6 feet of water on the underwater drop off or edge.
    Cast out 2 MirrOlure TT, or 52's one in a light color the other in a dark.
    Let out some more braid, stagger lines. Place in rod holders, troll at idle speed.
    Catch fish, it really works on all species.
    Hope this helps, post some pictures of your next trip........ ICM
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    My wife keeps saying I don't listen to her .... or something like that.

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    thank you so much!

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