Dredge Fishing

Small-boat fishermen take a tip from the offshore captains for more fish in the spread.

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Strike gold when dredge fishing out of midsize center consoles.
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More is Better: The more decoys on a dredge, the more convincing the illusion. Multiple dredges increase the attraction.
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Pulling dredges behind small or midsize boats with a one- or two-person crew is challenging, but well worth the effort.
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Virtual School: Effective use of the dredge draws predators with the illusion of a school of bait following the boat.
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Get Down: A swimming plug rigged ahead of the dredge carries it deep.
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School in Session: Dredges can comprise dozens of decoys, replicating a variety of baits.