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How To Add Weight To Your Plug To Cast Farther!

This has always been an issue when using light weight plugs. How to get distance casting if the lure doesn’t have sufficient weight? You can use braid, the smaller diameter line has less air resistance. It helps but it doesn’t solve this problem. With discussion from my fellow angling partner Wayne Choy this is what we brainstormed last year. It only dawned on me yesterday that it’s just something we do but is shareable to help others.

I’m using a luminescent surface plug for this video that i brought in for myself & Wayne. Works day & night. It glows at night & rattles. We found drilling at an 45 degree angle into the lure, not straight down, can increase the weight up to 3x! Why a angle? It allows the bb’s dropped to make more “rattling” , angles the weight towards the lures backend, & you can get more drill holes into a smaller plug this way.

To figure out the correct weight needed just throw your lure into a bucket of water. Then attach lead sinkers to the hook until it barely sinks. This is your threshold weight. I’m gaging this on salt water usage because salt water is more buoyant. So if adding 35g more will make your lure neutral in fresh water it’ll now be more buoyant in salt water.

After the hole is drilled drop your bb’s into it. Use a “paper punched plastic dot” to place on top of the bb’s with enough room for the bb’s to rattle around. Remember to use a drill bit 1 size smaller in diameter of the punched plastic dot (hole punchers come in 2 diameter sizes) for that friction fit. I then use 5200 marine grade sealant to top it of. Then i cap the top with another “cap” & will color it if necessary.

I already hooked some decent fish using this method. For daytime plugging i like to use a Hammer Bomb for my cast assist. At night i use Hammer Bombs “Flashbomb”. Good luck:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uquFQKVnccQ



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 Hooked Something Huge While Night Fishing Under Bridges

Fishing Forum How To Cast Plugs At Night From Shore!


How To Cast Plugs At Night FromThe Shoreline!

When i go out at night it can be dangerous. Besides not seeing what you’re doing i also don’t want to get stabbed by my hooks to watching my footing on slippery boulders to transversing lava flows. I try to limit what i’m actually carrying & will pre-fabricate everything ahead of time from leaders to lures.

So when i go plug popping i use my smaller lighter lures. I use a universal monofilament leadering system for all my loose plugs to make it easier & safer. And i try to stay away from trebles, i tend to favor single & trailer assist hooks. Why? Try to fight fish at night with sharp trebles to releasing those thrashing fish without stabbing yourself. Not fun. I use trebles for my larger lures & i pinch the barbs in to make them barbless. You may hook fish easier using trebles but with 2 sets of singles the lures “pop” nicer & the fish you C&R have less hook damage.

I use Hammer Bombs as my cast assist delivery. You can use lead heavy to surface “leadless” to glowing & flashing balls for nocturnal use. And as the name implies they can take a hammer blow & still function. I’ll show how i combine the Hammer Bombs to my lures for easy swapping, even at night. I use a AO Insulated Backpack & a fanny pack for my gear, food, ice & personals. My hands only hold my fishing rod (if i use my rod holder on my fanny pack belt i don’t even need my hands).

This system WORKS. If you’re casting plugs, grubs, or baits it’s a proven way to cast at night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quBBKUKet0I



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