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Pops on the Rocks

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A jetty sticks out into the ocean like a big hand. And that big hand blocks schools of baitfish that would otherwise move down the coast, making them easy marks from predatory fish. For that reason, jetty fishing can be explosive.



Join Editor Jeff Weakley as he works the rocky jetties, fish havens that provide hidey-holes where baitfish and crustaceans can hide, and current breaks where game fish can rest and ambush passing prey. And then we'll head offshore with Terry Gibson to fish rocks of a different kind, submerged rock piles and ledges off the east coast of Florida in the hunt for grouper and other species.



Surface action can be hot right against the jetty rocks, so topwater or sub-surface lures and flies can be go-to lures. Snook, stripers, tarpon, blues mackerel and trout are commonly caught on top.



Sans surface busts, it pays to plumb the water column with jigs or natural baits for fish smack on the bottom.



On the Conservation Front: Karl Wickstrom shows the importance of our estuaries.



Go and pick a jetty, or head offshore with your bottom machine set to find hard bottom. Don't miss this action packed episode, and remember to tighten down your drag.

SEGMENT #1



Target Species: Snapper, Grouper


Sponsor: Carolina Lunker Sauce


Location: Fort Pierce, FL


Host/Editor: Terry Gibson


Guide: Capt. Glenn Cameron 772-464-8739


Angler: Emil Laviola

Lodging: None



TACKLE BOX


Sponsor: Berkley


Rod: Shakespear Ugly Stik 30-80lb.Penn International 16vs


Reel: Penn International 16vs


Line: Stren Super Braid 50lb.


Bait: Live Greenies and Cut Bait



BOAT SPEC


Sponsor: Mercury


Boat: 29' Twin Vee Express


Engine: Mercury Verado 200hp


SEGMENT #2



Target Species: Jacks, Snook


Sponsor: Benett Trim Tabs


Location: Fort Pierce, FL


Host/Editor: Jeff Weakley, Terry Gibson



TACKLE BOX


Sponsor: All Star Rods


Rod: All Star 7' medium-fast


Reel: Pflueger Medalist 12lb


Line: Stren Super Braid 20lb


Bait: Rapala LC Minnow



BOAT SPEC


Sponsor: Mercury


Boat: 22' Ranger Bay Boat


Engine: Mercury Verado 275hp



SEGMENT #3



Sponsor: Bagley





On the Conservation Front Sponsor: Mercury


2007 FSTV SPONSORS





MERCURY MARINE - www.mercurymarine.com



PFLUEGER FISHING TACKLE - www.pfluegerfishing.com



BERKLEY - www.berkley-fishing.com



CRAIG CAT - www.craigcat.com



ALL STAR GRAPHITE RODS - www.allstarrods.com







Old BaySide - www.oldbayside.com



MirrOlure - www.mirrolure.com



Bagley Bait Company - www.bagleybait.com



Hook & Tackle Outfitters - www.hookandtackle.com



Rapala - www.rapala.com



Carolina Lunker Sauce - www.lunkersauce.com



Flambeau Outdoors - www.flambeauoutdoors.com



Bennett Trim Tabs - www.bennetttrimtabs.com

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