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Old 09-08-2005, 06:03 PM
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Default What triggers the fall run?

What are some signs of the fall run approaching and how long does it last? I figured water temp would be a sign but a few nights ago Hells gates was at 70 degrees but down in the shepscott the water was 54. Should I be watching the river mouth temps? Just looking to learn more about the striper's habits.
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:57 PM
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Whats up There is a good article on the front page of our site, "Following The Striper Migration". This might help you some. Just go to stripers247.com



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Old 09-09-2005, 02:45 AM
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Combination of the moon phase and the water temps.
I look for the Sept. full moon to get it started here in Jersey and the following new moon to really get it going.

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Ya, your Fall Run should be on now lol. After our SEPTEMBER Full Moon here in NH, the fishing starts to decline. Fish can be had in Oct. here, but "guarantees" go out the window around Oct. 1st. Depends on the year really...what bait is prevelent, weather, etc.. I have caught fish in NH up till the 3rd week of Oct.. Last year was different, I was done at the end around Oct. 7th. The target temp to concentrate on with Striped Bass is 50 degrees.....when it approaches 50 the fish are almost here....when it lowers to 50 they start leavin' lol biggrin_blue.gif



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Its probably all those things and more. Possibly built in to their dna like all migratory species. Some strains are less migrational than others and when bait is present everything else goes out the window. lol
But for the most part they prefer the water temps between 55 and 65. Range from 50 to 70.
Hybrids tolerate greater extremes as do the smaller ones.
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good stuff to know
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I edited my post above to say SEPTEMBER



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The main factor that triggers spring and fall migrations is the length of day light, it's the same factor that changes the color of the leaves and causes them to fall off in preperation for winter...

Thae fall line storms also are a trigger, once the fish are on the move, they sometimes will stage in certain areas, a series of line storms will get them moving again...
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