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Old 07-19-2010, 12:54 PM
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Hi everyone, this is my first post on the site but I have been trying to fish for stripers for a few years now. I have only ever caught two keepers one years ago in Salem Harbor, the other about a month ago under the General Sullivan bridge across from Dover Point. I had been catching stripers pretty good using a 2oz white bucktail jig on the outgoing but have been striking out recently. Yesterday I fished North Hampton State Park with chunk Mackerel and a variety of lures ranging from eel imitations to rapalas. I have not seen much bird activity, and what I did see were terns eating some tiny silver things, not sure what they were. Any tips for this time of year? I am not against going out at night, which i figure is my best option.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

James
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:06 PM
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i dnt fish in new hampshire seeing as i live in connecticut but down here i catch a lot of fish on the storm lure swim shads in white and the storm lure wildeye herring they really work
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:12 AM
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Went out to pierce island in Portsmouth, it's a nice place, plenty of access but also tons of park-goers, it was crowded in the ominous weather we had yesterday. The area looked good, the river is thin here, but the current seams to be on the ship-yard side, not much ripping on the park side. Fished for 45min w/o a bite or any sign of fish. Used an white/blue atom, a 2oz white bucktail, and a black ronz swimming eel.

Ater that I decided to go try the coast guard station at new castle a few min down the road. This spot looked much better, at this point the tide was still going out but it was getting close to low, and there was a strong eddy off the point. I fished with a white bucktail, a 5" X-Rap, and a 2oz crippled herring. No stripers but I caught four green mackerel on the crippled herring, used some as bait to no avail. Picked up and left at about 7:30.

Disappointed with another skunking I decided to go to the only place I have caught stripers this year, dover point. I showed up at 11:45 with about an hour and a half left in the rising tide. I tied the X-Rap on and hit a fish on my first cast, right on that keeper barrier. I fished until 2 but did not get another bite. I could hear a few smacks on the surface but did not get bit again. I tried the 7" black ronz eel, a smaller yo-zuri minnow, a berkley black eel, a rapala silver, and the crippled herring. Tried to fish as slow as I could in the current. Oh and I tried some fresh mackerel i had from earlier.

So any thoughts on what I did and what I could do better? Anyone else fish these spots?
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:23 PM
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Live-line those macks!!! No better bait then that right now. If its not kicking, cut the tail and make it a bit bloody. Great bait no matter what. Stick with it as you seem to be doing the right things. Its turning into a night game with this heat as the water temps go threw the roof. If no macks get some eels. Good luck.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:58 PM
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I live lined a mack the other day and i did not get anything, it was hard to cast such a heavy bait, the mack was fresh out of the water and about a foot long, but I imagine that if a striper was there that was my best shot. I saw a swirl of birds dive-bombing for about 15 min across the river, just not my day I guess.

Gonna try and get some eels at suds and hit up either the rye harbor area or dover point again later tonight, any thoughts on location or eel technique? I not sure if I should fish the jetty or the beach front at this time. Where ever current is strongest?

Moon will be close to full and high tide is gonna be at 1ish in rye and about 2 at dover point. I hear the bass prefer the new moon, so would fishing under a bridge be helpful?
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:58 PM
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Try those boulder fields along the seacoast anywhere between Hampton and Rye. I had some luck with schoolies in the daytime with mackeral patterns, spooks and poppers. The key is to find parking - there is some after the residence parking areas. Scout during the day and suit up with korkers at night. Try eels if conditions are right. We need to be somewhat sensitive to spot burning here.
Even if some of us live a great distance away.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:47 PM
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The silver things you see the turns eating are small herring. The stripers are eating them too. Turns will pick bait on their own so there aren't always fish under them, but if gulls get into the mix then that almost always means something is pushing the bait from below. When the fishing gets tough fish over grass. How are you cutting up your bait? Cut bait shouldn't have bones in it. The action of a filet or mangled chunks is much more natural, and the hook up ratio(at least with circle hooks) is much better since there isn't a solid chunk of meat for the hook to bury into. (instead of the fish) Good luck.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:42 PM
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That is interesting with the cutting of the bait, I have always just cut chunks, but I will try cutting strips. I hit dover point monday night with a live eel and got a tap, then another, then nothing all night. I got stuck there at very low falling tide so the place was a seaweed soup, really tough to fish. I tried working a needlefish to get out into the current, can cast that sucker a mile, did not get anything. Saw someone from up on the bridge actually pull in a few stripers, looked pretty good, may have been using chunk mack. Will probably go later and catch that high falling tide.
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