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Old 10-27-2005, 10:20 AM
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Im thinking of hitting sandy hook this weekend for my first striper on artificials. (Rhode Island is a possible alternative if i can get my son on saturday)

Ive never fished Sandy Hook before. I really havent fished outside the Bronx/New Rochelle area and would appreciate any tips or advice since it is also my first pluggin trip.....lures, technique, etc.........
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:11 PM
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Setup:
9' to 10' medium power rod, reel in the 704 class, 20# to 30# braid, pretied 4' 30# flouro leader 50# black snap at one end and a 50# to 80# Spro black barrel swivel at the other, too big or shiny of a swivel could get you bit off by bluefish (Palomar knots are best)
A few teaser rigs with assorted teasers is usually a good idea.

Plugs:
Night -
Bombers/Megabaits - Black, chickenscratch, schoolbus, pearl
Darters - black, yellow
Jigs - white smiling bills 1/2oz, 1oz and 1 1/2 oz with trailer - same in black
Mag darters - the large bunker pattern has always been good to me, otherwise same as Bomber patterns
Metal lipped swimmers - small medium and large in yellow, dark and white patterns
Bottle plugs - in case the wind gets going - dark patterns and white
Needles - slow and fast sinking, black and olive over cream or yellow. (some sand eels have been around)

Day:
All of the above but lose the dark colors, switch to day colors and be sure to add add a chartreuse Bomber.
Pencil poppers - white's been good
Poppers - same
Metal lip - small peanut imitations should be hot, white with a touch of pink if possible.
Metal - Kastmasters, Crocodiles, Hopkins (think peanuts)

Be sure to pack a few snatch n drop rigs, 3/0 and 4/0 hooks 1 and 2 oz eggs.

Don't forget, you need a night pass to be out there after dark. $50 for the year (Jan 1 to Dec 31) at the ranger station, check or money order only - they won't accept cash. You should doublecheck but I believe the Gateway pass issued in NY is also good at the Hook.
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Old 10-27-2005, 02:31 PM
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thanks suds for the great info
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:41 PM
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I'm thinking of heading down to the Hook this weekend for my first outing of the year, but the tides aren't aligned with the timing of the trip. I would pretty much be fishing the entire outgoing tide. I had oiginally planned on fishing mostly the channel. Would it be worth considering the surf at all? and also what should I be using? Would clams and bunker work? I've never fished this early in the year before, don't usually have time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:21 AM
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I would pretty much be fishing the entire outgoing tide.

I had originally planned on fishing mostly the channel.

Would it be worth considering the surf at all?

Would clams and bunker work?
That's usually the best time

Huh ??? Channel?? You on a boat?

Bigger fish are in the back until the spawn is over

Bunker's the best choice then clam
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A few of my friends and I tend to refer to the back areas where its narrow as the channel. The term dates back to the first time we took a trip there. We knew nothing about it, and when we got there the beach was packed so we fished just North of the bridge in the back and have refered to any back area as the channel since.

Thanks for the info Suds.
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