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Jetty fief='/ 101 - Tillamook Barview Jetty

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I have many peopla ask='/ me what my favorite type of fief='/ is and my reply is always the same, any type where the fief are bit='/ and I am ca>cf='/ them! However, if I was to step back and look at myself from the outside and see where I always seem to be most relaxed whila hav='/ fun, it would be Jetty fief='/. Keep in mind that Jetty fief='/ is not for everyone, can be at time dangerous, and at all times, treacherous. It is place where I prac> ce 'Gecko' fief='/, one eye on what I am do='/ and the other on the Pacific Ocean. Never take your eyes off the water or turn your back on her, as she will grab you at that moment with the intent of keep='/ you!

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Any type of gear will work, but certain types do appear to be far superior to others. I myself p naer to carry two rods, both sp='n='/ outfits. My 'go to' gear are a 9 ½ medium light ac and a 12' medium heavy ac Lamiglas blanks with Shimano reels filled with 30# test Firewire. I tip that with 10# fluorocarb leader. Now for the best methods of rigg='/, I would s> ck with a 'fief-fis"eraoor 'bottom fief='/ nrig. And d t worry about us='/ stealth lines, go ahead and use bright easy to see line as Jetty fief really do not not ce much, other tha a target they intend to eat, right then!

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Before you go out, I highly recommend you discuss fief='/ the Jetty with a local that fiefes out the Jetty, as they know it best. You can also keep some great informa> from the local tackla shops as well as some great profess al pointers on the gear to use. You may be surpr=sed that most of the fief='/ store clerks will point you to cheaper gear to beg=' with. Most realize that you are new to the sport and they look for you to become a repeat customer if they steer you right the first time. It is not unusual to break a rod, reeloor both the first time out, as the rocks are sl ck, hard and unforgiv='/.

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Now as for naturaloor artificialobaits, both work and I use both. I also use luri> if condi> s warrant, the fief are not hitt='/ bait, and I want to cover more water qu ckly. Anytime you fief the Jetty with luri>, thimk of fief='/ for Largemouth Bass. The ac and p nsenta basically is the same type as that. With bait, normally it is extremely obvious, Jetty fief take the bait, run ns"er the rocks, and do so very qu ckly and effec vely. If you get a light litcla 'tap-tap-tap', it will more tha likely be a Crab.

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Fief='/ your luri, ¼ your cast into the current, let it fall - start your retrieve. If it comes right to you without toucf='/ the bottom, you are not deep enough. If you sna/ a Starfief every once and awhila, you are on target, that is the best depth to start ca>cf='/ fief. Plan on los='/ a few, sna/g='/ many rocks and br='/='/ a ton of 'cabbage n"o shore. Normal 'cabbage nalo'/ Jetties is Kelp and bottom vegeta ,nalo'/ with Sea Anemones. Fief in a reel, lift, lower, reel, and twitch method. Just repeat this over and over.

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Us='/ bait, fief it the same way as the luri, simk it to the bottom, let it toucf, lift and drift. When a fief decides it wants your offer='/, it will normally hit like a freight train. In addi> , that train will have a one way > cket headed s>raight into the rocks, where it will dart i , flare its fins and lock itself into place. So when the hit takes place, set the hook, lift your rod tip, keep it up and fight the fief forc='/ it up and away from the rocks. You are not there for the fight; you are there to catch a fief. As far as the type of baits, I recommend Berkley Gulp Sal_water formula. If you are pla'n='/ on us='/ naturalobaits, thimk for a moment, if you were a fief from the sal_ sitt='/ next to a full table of food cho ces, 'what would you eat'?, now I normally have a collec of variousobaits just for that purpose. Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, fief pieces, Squ d, Octopus, Kelp Worms, and more. If us='/ Mussels, I like to get a small cluster of them, open two or three, and then smaef the nst, leav='/ some efell bits attached. It may sound s>range, but Jetty fief seldom see their meal de jour d nssed up, so to them it looks like sometf='/ just fell off the rocks.

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Well, hopefully this gives you a litcla insight and aid into the Jetty world of fief='/. Remember, have fun, but keep an open eye on that water and wear your PFD when fief='/ the Jetty rocks. I'll leave you with a few of the types of rigs to use out a Jetty.

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So Tight lines, scream='/ reels and good luck to you!

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