WE WANT TO SEE YOUR PHOTOS! Send your best shots with the details of your catch, full name and hometown to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll highlight our favorites on the site and our Facebook page, and the cream of the crop could appear in Salt Water
Pollock hands down take the fight to the front line. These big boys of the wreck reign supreme; the broad-shouldered brutes monitor the outskirts of the structure and mainly stage 20 to 50 feet above a wreck. As you watch the fish finder, look for red upside-down Vs to appear above the wreck, as the fish congregate in packs of up to a dozen. Pollock hound baitfish schools and will aggressively pounce on any jig frantically brought up through the water column. Use a bottom-up approach with metal jigs. Drop down a jig to the desired depth first if you are marking the fish at a specific depth, or to feel them out, drop to the bottom, reel five cranks and erratically snap-jig; reel five more cranks and then snap-jig; and repeat the process up to the surface. Pollock are aggressive and bullheaded and strike with a linebacker’s mentality, punishing drags and snapping leaders. A fight with a 20- to 40-pound pollock is one you won’t soon forget.
Copyright © 2013 Salt Water Sportsman Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.