Talking marine worms....

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Chester Allen, May 22, 2009.

  1. David Crowne

    David Crowne Member

    So I'm the newbie. This thread has had its ups and downs. I'm attracted to the ups. OK for an easterner to join you on 17 July in Gig Harbor? Not looking for anybody to hand me something on a silver platter but would love to pester the guru's of the SRC sport, which is not something we have back East. And if there's something my 10 and 13 year old boys could pick up, so much the better. BTW, they will soon out-double haul the old man!
     
  2. John Hilt

    John Hilt YeeeeHaaw

    I'm sure I can speak for everyone and say, Hell ya! Also, I'm willing to bet most of the worm patterns that will be exchanged will work on those lovely stripers you guys got back east.
     
  3. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

     
  4. John Hilt

    John Hilt YeeeeHaaw

    :rofl: Kelvin, strippers aren't just back east, they're all over. :D
    But yes, they do like the worm! :beer2:


    sorry, couldn't help it.
     
  5. golfman65

    golfman65 Guest

    Damn....this thread has a life of it's own...

    So, question on da worms? How long are you tying these guys?

    I did a couple of chesters patterns up on normal hooks and they look pretty short compared to pic's of the live ones...

    Any thoughts or does it matter that much?
     
  6. On that same note, what's the trick to fishing the worms? I'm curious if you retrieve them the same as you would a bait fish pattern or slower, short tugs... Are there conditions that work better than others? Any tips would be most appreciated. I tried fishing a worm pattern last week for the first time, but to no avail.... Thanks.
     
  7. John Hilt

    John Hilt YeeeeHaaw

    What has been working for me is really slow smooth long strips when I'm fishing low in the water column. When I'm fishing higher in the water column I let it drift with the current and give it short quick strips every once in a while.
     
  8. rockfish

    rockfish Member

    Seen a bunch of worms swimming on the surface around stretch island this evening.
     
  9. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    and I just caught a SRC on my floating pattern tonight

    I understand they spawn in June
    anyone know for sure??
     
  10. Chester Allen

    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

    I have seen swarming worms in June, July and in September. I can't answer about August.

    I usually fish my worm fly about as fast as I can strip it in. Those critters can swim really fast, and I tend to get more strikes on the fast strip. That said, I've also seen times when just letting the fly swing in the current draws more strike.

    I'm willing to be that a scientific survey would show that all speeds and manners of retrieves work -- but the fish change their minds with every tide.....