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Old 09-07-2005, 08:31 PM
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Default Eels Bigger the better.

We fish with eels all the time. The bigger the eel the better we like it. We have caught a 90 lb 48 lb and various other size cobia's using them. The best way I find to handle them is to use a rag. It gives better traction than the bare hands. I also use a rag to hold the bigger fish while I remove the hook. As for fishing with eels we only use circle hooks. They are great. We fish the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel , Cape Charles and a few favorite spots for Cobia and Striper. We do use alot of different baits but we have found for Cobia - eels work great. You just have to know where to set up. Tight lines
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Old 09-18-2005, 06:47 PM
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do you let the eel go to the bottom roc, or just cast it out then start reeling slowly?
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:48 PM
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SSk . Go to the beginning page of this thread for rocks articles on that.
or here it is
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:09 AM
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. Usually you get a strike on the way down. Once the fish has taken the bait just let it pull the rod down and start reeling in. Ofcourse we have circle hooks on. Usually the hook sets in the side of the mouth. It can set on the bottom but keep the line tight. Sometimes we hold it off the bottom. Just need to see what works.
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Old 10-22-2005, 06:58 AM
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Default Big Eels Big Fish

We usually get the eels no one else wants. We want the big ones.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:30 AM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing with eels

I received a note from this gentleman about Roccus the starter of this thread.

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I saw the article from my old friend Joe Brotz on the site. He is
a very serious fisherman. In the striper world, people should be honored
to ever meet this person. He is only one of two best Eel men on earth. Have not spoken to him in about 8 to 10 years.
I would like to meet the other eelman myself.
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Default Re: Striper Fishing with eels

I tried to watch the video with Roccus but it stopped about 15 seconds in.
does anyone know where I can find it?
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:59 PM
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This link should work I reuploaded it to the server
Roccus' Striper fishing with eel video

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Old 06-12-2007, 03:08 PM
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Thanks It worked.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:47 AM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing with eels

I used to go with my buddy in the Hudson River. We would drift through 18 to 20 ft. of water and set a slip bobber, the biggest ones we could buy or the eels would pull them under, at 17 ft. with an egg sinker. We had cows every time we went using this method. The slip bobbers are black on the bottom, green on top and about a foot long.
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:59 PM
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That was an excellent video Roccus !!!!! Thanks
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Unfortunately the best way I found to handle these devils from tangling up into a furious ball onto your leader is to break their backs. hold the eel with a towel or piece of burlap and whack it over the railing a few times, breaking its back and slowing it down. i think they are worth the $1.75 price for 2 reasons, they are a live bait, and a very hearty bait, an eel with a broken back will stay alive for hours, and once you hook them on the hook they dont fall off.
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Default Re: Striper Fishing with eels

if your fishing from the beach and don't want them to tangle get a bucket of water from the surf and put your eels in it. this way they acclimate to the water temperature and wont be shocked when you toss em in. no need to break their back as you want to retrieve them in their most natural swimming motion. if you are just tossing them out and leaving them there you are not fishing them productively.



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I think it was said but, if your fishing from the beach, usually no weight, give a few seconds to swim towards the bottom, reel s l o w l y, painfully slow.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:25 AM
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Default Re: Striper Fishing with eels

if fishing from the shore what size hook is good and should i use a circle or j hook.

second and most important question. i've never used eels so how would i go about carrying them if i'm covering water from the surf. i know about the two 5 gallon bucket deal but that's a bit big while combing the beach. any tips
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