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    Default Rigs for the homer spit?

    Well everytime we go down there i always here of people catching dollys. Were can i fish for those fellas? I REALLY have been wanting to try to fish for them off the spit but never had any luck.

    And i go to sportsmans and look at these fake squid and cool jigs there and wondered how to fish off the peirs and not use bait? We always end up buying like 30$ in bait and would like to turn to artificals isnstead. Thanks for ANY input guys!
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    Well years and years ago we fished the in coming tide just as it started to stop running hard. At the end of the Slit where it sort of starts around the corner you can see a spot that kind forms a line. We casted South of that and let it sink and bounce along the bottom thru that swirl. Sort of a eddie forms. Bait I think we bounced shrimp, real or fake?
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    The last time I caught a sea-run Dollie off the spit was over 10 years ago so maybe things have changed.

    First to catch the Dollies, you have to avoid the pollock and Cod. For us, that meant fishing on the left side of the Coast Guard Dock or more towards the tip of the spit in the moving water versus where everyone else fishes.

    We caught them throwing kastmasters and other small shiny spoons that imitated the baitfish. But by far the most productive method was fishing sandlances under a bobber. The problem of course is you can't buy sandlances and you say you don't want to buy bait. That means you got to go find them.

    If interested I can tell you how we used to do it. But then again, I used to be able to catch Dungeness of the Coast Guard Pier in the 70's. Oh oh...getting old! lol. PM me if you are really interested. I'd be embarrassed to post a tip that doesn't work across the whole board.

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    Haha okay thanks guy
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    I haven't fished for dollies down there, but I have heard how to do it. As Kardinal said, I've always heard the best place to cast for them is further around the Spit more toward in front of Land's End.

    And I've always heard that Swedish Pimples were THE lure to use. I guess those dollies are chasing sandlances around and the Swedish Pimples look just like them. I'd have to guess anything that looks like a sandlance is going to get you fish.

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    So further to the right? Ill load up on tome swedish pimples and let you all know. And the guy from the sportsmans shop over by the kiddie hole showed me some king of eel rig he used for them... How interesting
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