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    Default How long do you soak drum baits?

    I was wondering how long those of you with more experience at it than I typically soak your night time baits... I've sat for hours chumming and refreshing bait and come up with one or two and wondered if I'd have been better off moving until I found more eager biters. Do you think it's best to wait a likely place out or move til you hit them every hour or so? Speaking in terms of night fishing. Any opinions are appreciated!

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    I change cut baits, even live baits frequently-- every 10 - 15 minutes. Fresh bait / lively bait = more fish. As far as location, it depends. I'll usually give a spot 30 - 45 minutes, then move, unless it's a spot that I "know" has fish. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm wrong.
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    Unless your catching, put out 4 or 6 baits. Start catching drop down to one per person.... ICM

    My wife keeps saying I don't listen to her .... or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmac View Post
    I change cut baits, even live baits frequently-- every 10 - 15 minutes. Fresh bait / lively bait = more fish. .
    Agreed to the frequent bait change. I fish on the beach a lot and it makes all the difference in the world for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice cream man View Post
    Unless your catching, put out 4 or 6 baits. Start catching drop down to one per person.... ICM

    My reply was from anchored boat.
    For surf fishing, targeting Bull Reds - one rod - one bait - short leader - long cast - being mobile till you catch one.
    Tide & time of year are keys..........ICM

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    My wife keeps saying I don't listen to her .... or something like that.

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    [QUOTE=ice cream man;1216579]
    Quote Originally Posted by ice cream man View Post
    Unless your catching, put out 4 or 6 baits. Start catching drop down to one per person.... ICM

    My reply was from anchored boat.
    For surf fishing, targeting Bull Reds - one rod - one bait - short leader -

    I was asking about from boat... Been doing the surf thing with luck for years, but the boat has been hit and miss... I appreciate the info!

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    Got it. Catch them up ......ICM

    My wife keeps saying I don't listen to her .... or something like that.

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    Just like Bmac said.... we will move if nothing is hitting and try to set up farther away, come back to a normally good place we have caught a lot of fish.
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    No bites, I’m moving by 45 min to an hour.
    Regarding changing of baits, when fishing the lower Neuse bait getting stale is usually not a problem with all the bait stealers. We normally are checking and adding new bait constantly. The most frustrating thing about that fishery for me.

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    When using crab for bait does it last longer than fish? If using live crab just leave it on until you get a bite or leave?

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