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tried trolling some live smelt yesterday with AJ's new rigs. Had good luck with strikes but not hookups. Would keep fish for quite a few cranks and then lost fish.
When I hooked the smelt, I was leaving the meat of the smelt inside the J of the hook. maybe I have to take a little less meat and leave the hook more exposed? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I have tried hooking them through nostrils (sideways) and through Lips (up and down) but find that I miss hits.
I am running them off of a Otter Boat. Do not feel the strikes, only see the releases.