TP bean sesh

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  1. dj thrillz

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    No pics today, just info. Pinky fingertip sizes crabs were on the menu today, got about a half pocket full and started the trek. Didn’t get too far when I saw the first set of sliders. Was gonna walk well north towards Del Mar but barely made it past T-6. Didn’t move much the entire morning, and although I seen 5 dozen nice fish sliding back out, I only ended up with 4 smaller sized beans. I did have one screamer on but quickly unbuttoned. Saw about ten others out fishing and a few other smallish beans landed by them. Got the call from wifey that she required lunch, so I bailed just before 11:45.
    Might take a peek down in Imperial Beach this evening.
     
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    Sounds like a good session.. fun stuff
     
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    Were you on a fly setup this morning?
    I was in the water between T-4 and the channel around 8...
     
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    Not me. I do it the real way.
     
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    Both Imperial Beach and Silver Strand are out. Coronado last chance. Man I hate that place.
     
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    Blah!!! No parking down there, so I ended up at Coronado golf course for putting practice lol
     
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    How do you guys hook your sand crabs? I’ve teied singles and doubles. Seem to only get 4-5 casts out of them. Also, how long do let them soak/bounce around? As long as possible while still in the trough?

    I caught one this evening on a gulp. Could not get them on crabs.
     
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    I tend to favor a light circle for crabs and a bait holder for gulps...
     
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    Nice to meet you today Mr. Wilson! :)
     
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    Single crabs on a c-rig I’ll hook on the side from under the shell coming out the top using a #6 octopus type hook. Single crabs while sight fishing I hook in the small corner slot where the digger meets the shell from the bottom through the top using a super small #10, or #12 baitholder or octopus hook. Crab sandwiches on a c-rig, two back to back on a #6 octopus style hook, or if the crabs are ultra tiny, I’ll stack em’ one after another on a #6 or #4 octopus hook.
    When fishing with the c-rig I’ll send it out, wind tight and let it tumble around for a few seconds, tight line again, then a few turns here and there. But it’s never out there more than a couple mins. Bring it in, if crabs are still lively I’ll send them back out. If not I’ll change them out. Sight fishing, you find the largest crab possible, lively is key because you want it to dig. If it doesn’t dig your chances are slim. You’re trying to let the crab be a crab, but in the sight of a searching bean. Use it until it doesn’t dig any longer, then change.
     
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    Likewise !
    It’s always great to meet up with peeps from SDFish !

    Appreciate the bloodworms :emoji_call_me:

    Was out this morning and the tide was super low. Nothing to be seen fin-wise,
    but it disclosed a few short range troughs and undulations. I found it interesting to wade in and find myself 50ft in and find myself raising to be only ankle deep.

    Only found the tiny crabs today at the high water mark...
     
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    Back out this evening for more punishment...
    Surf was up and there were waaaaay too many people splashing in the combat zone.

    If that weren't bad enough, salad on every single cast...
     
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    Any insight on a sz6 circle style hook with larger or open eyelets? I’ve tried Owner’s and Gama’s.

    On occasion, I like to double up using a spider hitch, but haven’t found the right hook to squeeze the line through. I use a single light wire sz6 circle when using the C-Rig or Surf Finder.
     
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    Paxipa hooks have a little bigger eye than most.. take a century to get here, but hey
     
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    I only use circles when fishing for sharks and rays. Haven’t really tried them for stalking. I’m not the one to fix something that’s not broken.
     
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    Other than leader size not allowing the double to go thru the hook , Owner Mosquitos for me . When I tie a double rig, spider or dropper loop I just feed the single line thru and around the shank and back thru the eye before tying the loop , not hard to adjust and usually has the hook gap at the top when done with a little practice . For C rig or split shot I prefer a well tied snell . The upturned eye on the Mosquitoe provides for a good straight pull on the hook that way . Best of luck to you !
     
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    I like using them and just having to crank the reel with a modest lift rather than having to apply a ginger hookset using a 10ft rod, so as to not rip a Beans lips off.

    I get excited at times...
    Good food for thought there...
     
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    These Mutu light hooks have worked well for me. The eye looks big enough to pass double strand of 8#-10# floro. I'm like William Ritchie, have only used them at the end of a C-Rig with Snell knot. The hooks also do a good job of holding a crab sandwich together.

    https://www.ownerhooks.com/product/mutu-light/
     
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    I use the #6 Mutu Lights
    Love them and you’re right K-Bo Smack - they do a bang up job keeping the crabs inline.

    But for the life of me cannot pass a double strand of 12# Magnathin Mono from a spider hitch through the eyelet.

    No problem if I were to tie on a Palomar at the end of a sliding rig.

    I’ll try William Ritchie ’s approach on my next go around...
     
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    Just went and bought some of these hooks!
     
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