How do stripers strike - Forums
Striped Bass Fishing Site Map | Contact Us | Fishing Log Software | Fishing Online | Advertise
to UPLOAD: please register or login

Go Back Forums > MAIN FORUM DISCUSSION > The Striper Forum
Forgot Password? Register Now!!

The Striper Forum All things Striper. Striped Bass Fishing Room Born on date March 11 2004.

Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2009, 01:45 PM
Doublerunner's Avatar
Doublerunner Doublerunner is offline
Striper Hunter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 987
Default How do stripers strike

Just wondering on this. In my 1st year here of striper fishing all my fishing has been done with plugs so my experience is limited. But in thinking about where the fish has been hooked, all my catches have been hooked with the center treble. This means they are striking from the side or I am setting my hook late and getting lucky in catching them with the center treble. I am sure if you're dunking chunked bait then that does not apply to this. But what if you're fishing live eels? I've heard that stripers will typically hit these head on so then why wouldn't they do that with a plug as well
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-02-2009, 03:39 PM
zimno1's Avatar
zimno1 zimno1 is offline
Old Salt
Pro Staff
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: staten island
Posts: 5,926
Default Re: How do stripers strike

it all depends on where in proximity the lure is. in that i mean, we have all seen her blast a plug right off the bat as it hits the water and have had her follow the plug as far as two feet from the beach before allowing it escape. water clarity and time of day will cause this i'm sure. while the plug can be moving toward the fish on the retrieve if she is underneath and looking up? she already knows the plug is coming as heard it hit the water already. and, has cued in on it's location, and it's receptors are keying in on it's movements as it gets closer or moves away. as it moves by, the lateral line and chemo receptors are confused collectively as sense of smell is paramount so now it will "investigate" a prospective offering by approaching it and at that moment it moves by triggers the strike and it could be that reason for a later than usual hit as smell has not made it immediately woof if down. i'm no rocket scientist but i make this assumption based on the fish's senses.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 05:56 PM
dpohlson's Avatar
dpohlson dpohlson is offline
Rubber Shad Ex-spert
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Shore, MA
Posts: 309
Default Re: How do stripers strike

Most of what I've read of the species, and my experience says the striped bass will try to strike head on OR attempt to turn the bait around in it's mouth. this being do to the fact that fish scales generally have one smooth direction, and a direction that will catch in ur throat.

If you think about it, eels can be 12" long and more, and they always seem to hit them head first. I'd say head first for active quarry. For crabs and chunks, and trash (I've seen them eat hot dog chunks), I think they just suck em any way. Another good reason to use circle hooks. Circle hooks are more of a pain to bait, but they do decrease mortality.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-03-2009, 08:17 AM
duquette5 duquette5 is offline
Lurker supreme
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Spencer, Ma
Posts: 52
Default Re: How do stripers strike

Well so far this season I'd have to say that stripers strike infrequently
Reply With Quote


strike, stripers

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plundering Stripers Striperjim Stripers Forever 7 11-15-2011 08:17 AM
Need some help from the guys who know the river Sudsy Hudson River 4 04-27-2009 11:24 PM
Stripers Forever - Protect Our Fish Monkfish The Striper Forum 0 04-18-2008 03:42 PM
Early Springtime Reservoir Stripers On Artificials LittleCasino Sweetwater Fishing -Freshwater Stripers 8 02-04-2007 07:41 PM
Early Springtime Reservoir Stripers LittleCasino Sweetwater Fishing -Freshwater Stripers 16 05-03-2006 10:45 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2013 LLC
Affiliated Sites: