Using Plugs and Lures during a Feeding Frenzy


We’ve found an enormous feeding frenzy right off the coast! and we’re casting our spoons, casting our plugs, and nailing fish one after another! We’re out fishing with our friend, Thihn, right now, throwing spoons and other lures off this pier. We’ve come on the right day, and the right time, because there is a feeding frenzy going on! Today I’m going to show you guys how I use a spoon! We are at an inlet right now in Florida, and, um, I– We see bluefish popping out there, and, basically, bluefish will hit anything. So, just because I’m throwing a spoon doesn’t mean that’s what you gotta use, there’s so many different things you can use– popper, topwater, spoons, swim baits–anything will hit it, but what I like to do for the spoon is… Cast it way out there… and just start reeling, quick, reel in quick, then stop. Reel in quick… and then stop. If one way’s not working, try different methods… but the spoon is a great way to cover a whole bunch of water. (James) That’s mine! That’s half my fish, okay? OK… (Michael) We’ll make sushi out of it, OK? Watch out! Watch out, Erin! (There ya go! Put him on to the cement!) Nice! Alright! (And that was on the spoon!) Yup! Whoo! He engulfed it! Ohh! (That fun?) That was fun! James is on one! (There ya go! Now you can take a picture with that one!) (You don’t need a picture with the other one!) (Wow! That’s a big one!) You caught that on a spoon? Yeah! What’d you catch? Spanish Mackerel. Spanish Mackerel! Wow! He’s got a lot of teeth… How are you fishing the spoon? You just cast it out there, and, um… let ’em drift and then slowly crank it in… and you got slammed? Yeah, I got slammed… (Wow! That is a beautiful fish!) I missed it a couple of times and then I finally got him. Now I’m going to let him go… (Cool!) You like that? Oh yeah! That was fun? That was fun! Ha ha ha! But it doesn’t fight as strong as, um… bluefish, though, bluefish fish much stronger. (Ah…) Yeah… That’s pretty cool! Alright I’m gonna try to get it again! The spoons have been highly productive today, so far we’ve caught three different species on the spoons, and the fish just keep coming. Woah! Two on one popper?! Oh my gosh! Broke the lure right in half… Woah! $15 lure! Woah, that’s, like, a bite mark! Yeah that’s– Right there… Wow! Wow, and there’s a second one right there! On the same lure! (Oh my gosh, that’s…) Not yet…. Oh! There we go! (What the hell?!) It’s ’cause you suck, James! Go that way! You throw one time and you can’t catch any, you stop! (James) You’re not allowed to catch any more, ok? Woah! (It’s a jack!) Jack! (Jack!) Nice! Fun! Fun, fun, fun! On the spoon! As the sun goes down, more fishermen come out, and the jetty quickly becomes very crowded. Our friend Thihn is a local fisherman, and when he catches a bluefish, he’s not happy about it. He doesn’t really care about them, and actually tries to avoid catching them. He’s after snook. He also makes sure to tell me about the local fishing etiquette. (When you cast you have to go back in line.) Oh! There’s a line! Ok, so I cast–? If I cast…? You walk over, and then it’s his turn, and then… ok! Didn’t know that… There’s a line! (Now you know!) (This ain’t yo rock!) Ha ha ha ha ha! This ain’t yo rock! There’s a whole hierarchy! It actually works out well, taking turns. The fishermen essentially cast, and walk forward as they let their lines drift out, and then, usually, by the time they reach the tip of the jetty, they’ve either caught a fish or it’s time to re-cast anyway and they get back in line. Woah! Spoon is so much fun! Ha ha! Nice! Man, I love bluefish! So much fun! There are so many fish here, it’s my turn to finally hook one! Woah! Another one back there! Ha ha ha! Doubled up! This is so cool! I don’t feel it fighting… Oh, oh, oh, woah my gosh! Did you see it jump? Woah! What was that!? What was that? What was that!? I felt it go, like— DURURURURU! Gone? What the—? Is it there? I think so… Oof! There we go! So, I know not a lot of people like catching bluefish, but comment below and tell us what your favorite way to catch bluefish is, ’cause this was a ton of fun for me! Yeah, we’re using the GT Icecream, I got this from Amazon for like, 8 bucks, 8 or 10, something like that– really cheap. but bluefish cannot break this thing! this thing is solid plastic, or whatever material it is. Alright, let’s throw this one back– hold this. As it gets darker, the fishermen around us begin switching their baits out to catch bigger gamefish, and Brendon switches to a topwater. So, I’m just drifty my- my top water out right now. I casted it out as far as I can– You got one? Got a bite? I’m letting it drift out… like, 150 yards… and then I’m going to work it back. Ooh! Holy $#!% that hit like a [email protected]#$%* brick wall! (What was it?) I don’t know, it just slammed it! My top water! That was really cool… Ha! That was really cool! Woah. Is that a bluefish? It’s a bluefish… Stick around for the next episode, where we begin hooking up on some big fish! Thank you guys for watching this video! Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share this video if ya liked it!

100 thoughts on “Using Plugs and Lures during a Feeding Frenzy

  1. i was hanging out with senko skipper and i asked "can you break this coke can?" he said "no, but tin can"

  2. I fish off this low bridge into a small river that leads to the ocean. Very strong current. I let my ling hang out there with bunker and always catch a blue or striper. The blues I catch are huge, I love the fight.

  3. Sebastine inlet is the best place to fish by far you see so many species and low tide means nothing, I fish it several times a month.

  4. We were fishing for blues at night in the Outer Banks using a method I learned from my Dad when I was growing up in Florida. Hang a lantern down close to the water and after the bait fish start to gather hook a minnow (finger mullet, menhaden, etc) on a bobber rig with a steel leader and put it down by the lantern. The bobber will begin to float away with the current and when it gets to the outer ring of the light bam the bobber goes down and set the hook… this also produces speckeled trout… great video BTW the look on Erin's face was priceless!!

  5. why does she use such a big Saragoso for Tailor (bluefish, we Aussies name our fish better) i've caught a 35kg Samson fish (Amberjack) with a 18000F

  6. Lived in south florida for awhile last year , you guys are lucky to be fisher living there , so many beautiful fish to be caught ! Dont take it for granted because everywhere isnt blessed with mother nature the way it is in your state.

  7. Yr face when you hooked that fish Erin ! Reminds me of my little one when he woke up and found money from the Tooth fairy under his pillow when he was 4… lovely memories.

  8. WE CALL IT BLUE SHAD IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE WE CATCH THEM ON SARDINES OR CHOCKA OR MOSTLY ON LIFE GARENTEEN OR PINKYS THE BIGGER ONES TEND TO LIKE LIFE BAIT MUCH MORE MY PB IS 10KG BUT ITS ALSO FUN TO CATCH THEM ON SPOON LIKE YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ITS GRATE THANKS SENKO GRATE TIPS

  9. That’s kind of dumb rule I think , heck you snooze you loose, if they get out there early , that’s their spot .

    I don’t whine , I just go fish elsewhere.

    But that how these people fish , most places , you’re asking for it if you try moving into their spot

  10. That’s so exciting. I love fishing for fun but not very knowledgeable about different baits and stuff. I have never caught anything on an artificial. You should come to Galveston and teach me….😀

  11. We used to catch Blue Fish and croakers off the Little Creek Amphib pier on the base in Norfolk Va and take them home clean and cook them . We would make a batter with old bay seasoning then fry the up . That was some good eating as a kid

  12. If you are catching and releasing and interested in ethical fishing you should change the treble hooks!

  13. Yo bro,
    Here in South Africa we have two names for Blue Fish, in Durban where I'm from we call it Shad, and in Port Elizabeth and Capetown way down South they call it Elf. So….. I am of Indian descent 3rd gen born in SA and the indian community love making curry obviously haha, why not make a curry the next time you catch a blue fish? Inbox me and I will share a recipe.
    Kindest Regards
    Lee Reddy

  14. When is Friday me and my parents and my cousin are supposed to go to Galveston we're going to go to the same hotel we did last first time when we went to Galveston we're going to go pier fishing on Galveston Pier and we're going to try to catch Von head shark head sharks red drum and a flounder and we might be a speckled trout

  15. L.O.L. 😂 ERIN LOOKS SO IMPRESSED WHIT THAT BLUE FISH. I'M A NEW SUBSCRIBED SINCE YESTERDAY! AND LET ME TELL YOU. YOUR GUYS ARE AWESOME. I ADMIRE THE FACT THAT YOU LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR FATHER.
    YOU ARE VERY BLESS BY DOING IT!🙏👍👍

  16. Quick question bro….Is there a Preferred weight of line you use when catching big fish? For instance 40 – 60lb line or do you go higher?

  17. Great video, I love catching bluefish, mackerel,yellow tail jacks, and blue runners;on lures they are all fun to catch. Keep up the good work.

  18. Nice video guys. For me any good size fish is exited to catch. Here in Costa Rica I like to fish bluefish with a strong homemade sabiki rig

  19. I like live lining with shrimp or spearing for blues for snook I use flare hawks with some salty squid or some trailer

  20. Ok if your scared of your your plastic lure breaking just get a metal lure or fish with a big spoon if you dont mind your lure to sink

  21. Hey Guys.

    I know this Post is old, but let me tell you, that from All the way out here in South Africa, we can only dream of catching these kind of Bluefish. We call them "Shad" or "Elf", but boy can they produce an awesome fight, especially when using Ultra light tackle and them being these sizes.

    The little Jack Crevalle that was caught also packs a nice punch when targeting them on ultra light tackle. We also target the Goliath Grouper/Jewfish (also known as Cob/Kabbeljou or Salmon) here in South Africa and trust you me, they are very Tasty!! (Taking the size and bag limits into consideration as well)

    It's always good to see the numbers being conserved…

    I might come and visit you one of these day, we never know… 🙂

    Keep up the good works.

    A warm South African cheers…

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