Golden Silverside

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nchull's picture
Golden Silverside

Anyone have any idea how to catch these fish. Ive tried several times but cannot seem to get them i use size 30 hooks. Cant seem to get them to bite 

RoughFish's picture
Tanago hooks for sure,

Tanago hooks for sure, silversides like the bait dragged across the surface. They seem to lose interest if the bait goes below their line of sight.

nviole's picture

I agree with RoughFish, that dragging the bait across the surface is your best bet. However, goldens just aren't that aggressive in my experience. I targeted them for hours at a large lake without any interest. The one that I did catch took more than 20 minutes of trying before it finally took the bait. A micro fly would work well I imagine, if they existed. 

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Jessel Orlando outdoors's picture

I've never really had trouble catching golden silversides. I've caught them on size 20 hooks but tanago are your best bet. They're extremely aggressive and jealous. I suggest finding a large school to trigger a frenzy. At lake Baldwin I can't get away from them. It literally gets annoying.

Jessel Sanchez

nchull's picture
Thanks man. Maybe I'm fishing

Thanks man. Maybe I'm fishing bad spots for them!