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Old 04-24-2006, 11:39 AM
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Default Lures other than live/fresh/frozen bait

Hey guys and gals,

Just a semi-quick question. I've been surf casting for the past few years using mack, clams, and herring. Now I know a lot of you use lures instead of bait to catch the stripes, so I was wondering if someone could give me a few tips on:

1.) What type of lure
2.) How to tie/rig the lure
3.) What type of retrieve

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone has any good links to buy the lures you suggest that would be a great help as well.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:49 AM
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Shaunuka. Start here with this thread.
There are many places to buy lures. The surf lures are different than freshwater. Cabelas is a good place for freshwater stuff. Storm shads can be found at Walmart. I get my specialty stuff from The Surfcaster
Request a catalog from them.

Start here and practice with one lure at a time. Get the feel of how it swims. Different ones for the water column. Topwater surface and subsurface swimmers and bottom bouncing lures and jigs.
Go easy it takes time. Good luck.
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:25 AM
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Default great answere, Jim

thesurfcaster is a great best topwaters are some home made poppers i bought off a guy at watch hill for 5 bucks.....hope to see him again some day....bought like 15 of them that day....wish i had a hundred of them!!! NOTHING is like seeing your topwater lure get smashed at sunrise...............
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:42 AM
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I like swimmers, all kinds, 7" Bombers, Mambo minnow. Metal lipped swimmers, etc. Some like to swim them slow, I like to work a plug. I'll retrieve , lift rod tip quick two or three times, wait a second, then retrieve again.
I like bucktails, with a curltail, green. I like to bounce these off the bottom from a jetty. Have to keep this moving.
Darters are my favorite, another rod tip lifting plug, moderate retrieve. Retrieve, lift, wait, do over.
Poppers, shallow water with rocks, surface action. Cast plug, pop rod tip, repeatedly. About two reel handle turns, then pop. Repeat till plug is in.
I use all of the above and more.
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:15 PM
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And don't forget your teasers. I got eight fish this past Fri. , all on teasers.
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