Please help me catch a striper!!!
I go fishing in both rhode island and connecticut from shore and on my boat. The beach i go to in rhode island is called quonny beach and is right between the quonny salt pond and the ocean. There is a channel that leads from the pond to the ocean and i have seen people catch stripers at the mouth of this channel. Unfortunately to me it seems like everyone is using different baits and different rigs. There is also a lot of rocks and snags at the end of the jetty we fish off of and whenever i try to fish off the end i get snagged. I have tried squid and sandworms so far. I have tried rigging them with the weight at the end of the line and the hook going off a fishfinder swivel with a few feet of fluoro-carbon in between. Also i have used a three way swivel with the weight attached to the swivel and the hook coming off of another part with thirty pound test fluoro-carbon. Both ways i have snagged and lost tackle. We have tried plugs, soft swimbaits, spoons, diamond jigs, and rapala/bomber type lures. From the boat we have tried bunker sandworms and squid we have fished at millstone, bartlett's reef, fisher's island, twotree island, and various rock piles and things. We have also tried trolling with eel tubes with sand worms on them. We have tried wooden and plastic plugs, soft swimbaits, bucktail jigs, diamond jigs, spoons, and rapala/bomber type lures. We have had luck with blues and pogies off the boat and shore but the stripers keep eluding us. Is there some bait that will help or some kind of lure i should use or maybe a new way to rig it or something? My dad and i are pretty new to striper fishing so any help would be appreciated. Thankyou!