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Old 09-15-2007, 04:55 AM
Nubieshore Nubieshore is offline
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Default Few questions

Hey nub here with very nubish question again....

So after productive day of shoe shopping and furniture shopping, wife decides to call it an early night which left me with options of surfing the web or sneak out pier fishing. Like a good striper dude, I chose later....

So I get to Nut Island which have been my spot lately largely due to how close it is to my house and I find that there are splashes all over the place. I ask usual angling crew what was going on and they tell me blues are chasing porgies all over the place. So I moved as quick as possible to set up my gears and put out my lines. I used my squids as usual and I had few bites but could not snag anything out of the water. As usual, I was the only one who caught skate(they call me skate king there....or skank...) while people were catching blue fish left and right. One person actually caught porgie and he decided to chunk bait it....and lo and behold....48in striper!!!

Now my question is this:

1. Is it safe to assume that when blues are present, stripers are around as well?

2. While fishes are 'blitzing' and bait fishes are jumping all over the place, is it more prudent to use baits that they are chasing at the moment or it really does not matter what I throw in?

3. Besides bait fishing, what type of fishing would be productive at this kind of situation?

I know these questions may have been asked previously but I would appreciate any type of response. Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-15-2007, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Few questions

Not always, but many times when you see the blues chasing bait the stripers will be down below eating the scraps, usually the heads because the blues bite off the back end of the bait they are chasing. The stripers will usually be on the bottom and down current of the school, being lazy and letting the heads drift towards them. Try to match the hatch and use the bait that is being chased. Use a weighted treble hook and try to snag a few bait fish. I have seen the blues on a blitz many times and have tied on a diamond jig with a green or red tail, thrown it out into the school, let it drop for 2-3 seconds and just start reeling, and BANG! So many blues we got tired of catching them. Fun day though.
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