Striper Newbi in DE surf
Not new to fishing but new to surf fishing for stripers. I will be fishing the indian river inlet a lot but going to do some surf fishing at 3R beach. Now I know I do not have the top of the line set ups at this point for the surf. I have a 12' tidewater pole and penn fierce 6000 reel with 30lbs mono backer and power pro 50lbs braid that I just put on last night. The other rod is an 8' something or other also with 50lbs power pro and I will be using fresh bunker. I have some store bought fishfinder rigs and made a few also last night. Ok, bla bla bla....here are a few of my questions and hope someone can chime in. ( O yea, I did read the striper 101 post):)
1) just how long do you guys leave the bunker in the water before checking or changing?
2) how big of chunks? I have #6 and #7 bait and circle hooks.
3) how do stripers hit? I see some post to wait a little bit for them to swallow it. Is this true or do you set the hook when they hit? Do they hit hard or play with the bait?
4) since I have two poles I was thinking one just past the waves and the other out a bit or am I wrong?