To gather data, the Pogy scientists are using sonar to scan the seafloor (see SW 11/1/96, p.
To find out, the Pogy scientists are measuring pollutant levels in the ocean water.
Arctic Research Commission, which coordinated the Pogy voyage.
Some Northeast Florida fishermen will rig a live pogy
on a 2- or 3-ounce jig and cast it right back into the school itself, letting it fall beneath the pack to lure an opportunistic cobia into battle.
In addition to pogy
pods, we also have a fleet of shrimpers working inside three miles from the beaches.
While I am casting from the front of the boat, I like to have a fairly heavy rig-50-pound line and matching rod and reel is not too heavy--with a live pogy
or mullet drifting below a float behind the boat.
If the weather keeps to its script, pogy
pods will mass up outside the deepest bars in the surf and inside the inlets at Mayport, St.
If you get to them quietly, they'll bite a live herring, mullet or crab fished 3 feet under a cork, or, oddly enough, a dead pogy
or sardine on bottom.
The other wild card besides temperature is the timing of the arrival of big pogy pods off the beaches.
King-fish are a little more helpful and should show up on the reefs and wrecks first, then move onto the pogy pods off the beaches later in the month.
Anglers in Fernandina will find them inside the inlet feeding on pogy
25-pounder that hit a live pogy
on 8-A Reef northeast of the port.