Originally Posted by Shed Hunter 365
What size jig heads do you use w/ the plastics in the sound. How about line, I was thinking spooling 15# big game trilene, am I on the right track.
Your line should be good, you might consider a Flurocarbon leader.
I bought a custom rod matched to a Shimano Stradic spinning reel at Hatteras Jack and this is how he set me up. I chose this because I asked Ryan White (the owner) "what do you use in the sound?". He fishes all the time all over the east coast and grew up down there. I'm now fishing his setup.
10# fluorescent yellow PowerPro Braid on a 15# green backer. I tied an 18", Trilene TransOptic Monofilament
leader on the braid with an Allbright Special knot and used 3/16 oz jigheads on shad swim baits and 1/4" red jigheads on my Gulp shrimp. My best luck came on the shrimp. If you get out on a boat and fish for trout in the grass consider fishing the shrimp under a popping cork.
I almost took along some of my crappie plastics and unfortunately didn't. I could have caught a ton of bait fish which in turn would have translated into fresh cut bait for drum. I'll save that for next year.
Ryan (and dang near everyone else) recommends the Gulp shrimp, choose your color, white and natural seem to be popular. He also uses a Berkley shad swim bait in a natural shad color.
Here is a link to the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
. Helpful information on license and other regulations.