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Old 03-04-2006, 10:35 AM
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Hi,

I've been trolling stripers from a kayak around the mouth of the CT river, and in the estuaries (Black Hall, Lieutenant) for a few years and the only gear I've really needed were tube and worm set-ups, and various sizes of Storm Shad.

Now, I have a 22.5' Robalo slipped in New London, CT and I need advice on what I should load up on as far as tackle is concerned. I really want to fish using a variety of techniques, and I have a budget that should get me the good stuff, Any Advice? Please.

Thanx
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:20 AM
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Welcome to the site. I don't fish your area so I won't be of much help to your specific area. But I did transition from a shore striper fisherman to a boat 8 years ago.

No need to change your approach too much. I still use tuben'worm quite a bit. However, you may need to move to wire or lead core line for that rig depending on the debth you intend to fish and how slow your boat will troll. I also fish/troll plastics but also keep a variety of plugs both in shad and mackeral colors ranging from deep divers to surface plugs which I troll around the jettys and island ledges.

There's lots of great info posted as stickys or just do a search on the various techniques used for stripers. Good luck and again welcome.
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:33 AM
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Thanks for the info.

I'll have to experiment with those different types of line. I haven't even driven this boat yet. It's being built right now, so I'm sure I have a lot of trial and error ahead. As long as I'm out on the water, I'd be happy gettin' skunked.

By the way, you guys have a great sit here. It's the most informative fishing site I've seen on the web. Thanx for the welcome.

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Old 03-07-2006, 08:45 AM
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:09 PM
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What's up baitrunner?


Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:58 PM
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Hi BiggerB
Welcome. Good luck with the new boat. Maybe some umbrella rigs. Big bunker spoons are fun.
Especially in mid summer when the blues are everywhere. Use wire leaders then.
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:32 PM
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Welcome Bigger B,

Rod holders... lots of them, two facing directly aft,at least one angled so the line trolls in the prop wash, two up close to to the helm station is always nice..face these so the rods are angled almost straight out, make them stainless... they are worth the money... I'm sure the boat comes witha bait tank... if not one of at least 30 gallons on deck is a good idea, it can be combined witha bait/fish cleaning station...


A big compass.... it may be your only way in if somethoing should go astray on the electronics some foggy afternoon/night....


An electric motor, 40 lbs or greater of thrust, it is a great fishing tool and beats the hell out of rowing should something go wrong....
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:39 PM
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Hi guys,

Thanx for all the suggestions. I can't wait to get the boat set up. I've definitely got boat on the brain.

It's nice to talk to some more experienced guys so that I don't miss any of the important safety and fishing stuff.
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You might want to take a minute to go throught the Vessel Safety Check

https://stripers247.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2513

in the Boaters forum. Handy check list to make sure you've got everything in the safety dept covered.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:28 PM
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Between going to the boat show, the recent threads in the boaters forum, and now this.......all this talk about boats and I still have over 2 months before I can put my boat on its slip....I hate you guys.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:53 PM
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TonyDB,

I hear ya, obsessing over this new boat(since the Hartford boat show in Jan.)is starting to affect my sanity.

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