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    Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Drift. Bump troll when tide is slack.

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    Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Quote Originally Posted by Hookem2004 View Post
    Drift with a weight heavy enough to keep the lines touching the bottom.
    Oh, we've got weights up to 16oz, but I'm certain 8oz will be fine . We are definitely covered. Thanks for the tip.

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    Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Drift with a weight heavy enough to keep the lines touching the bottom.
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    Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Thanks. We are heading up to Tomales Bay tomorrow for several days so it's great to get some good tips.

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    Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Just me and Tomales . We always drifted.
    The Butts seem to be opportunistic feeders not hunters. Bait swims close enough they pounce.
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    Re: Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Never been there but have watched several You/Tube vids on halibut fishing at Tamales Bay.


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    Drifting or at anchor for halibut fishing w/live bait Tomales Bay

    Just looking for thoughts on this. If you are fishing for halibut in water 30'-50' with live bait, do you recommend drifting or anchored? I guess the reason for the question is if there's a tide going in or going out and there's some wind thrown in there, not sure if the boat will be drifting too fast or even in a direction I wouldn't want? Plan on using spreaders with fresh caught bait. Thanks.

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