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Old 02-16-2006, 11:23 AM
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Default new to the board--line question???

but i have been a lurker for a couple of years....

what type of line should i spool for a standard surfcasting set-up for good solid casting without my buddies (and me, truthfully) casting my plugs off into the surf? We head down from the adirondacks to quietly and respectfully pah homage to the stripers.........we usually head to misquamicut-watch hill area........

what time in the spring is about right for the arrival of the stripers from shore??

I appreciate the time, and would be happy to host anyone up here for some great trout fishing in the hudson or the battenkill/ schroon rivers....

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Old 02-16-2006, 11:41 AM
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First off, I wuz wunderin if you meant to post this in the New England forum? lol. If not, I can move it to the MidCoast forum for ya, just let me know

As fer line for surfcastin', are you interested in trying a new braid or thermal filament line? I like 20# Fireline (smoke green color) fer pluggin'.



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Old 02-16-2006, 11:43 AM
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to the site DiamondD!! I personally prefer 30# Power Pro line for surf casting. I've tried a number of other braided lines and always go back to Power Pro. I like the instant feedback that you get from no-stretch braid vs. stretchier mono lines for throwing plugs and jigging, and I think it typically casts a bit farther too.

Not sure about arrival time for stripers in that area, but I'm sure others will pipe up soon.

Good luck out there this spring!
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:50 AM
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Default thanks, guys

what a great board...and i thought RI was in new england...LOL i grew up on nantucket, but was priced out, if ya know what i mean....live in the mountains....aint tha ocean, but it's the best i can do

I love to introduce some good friends to the greatest fishing of all, though...sunrise and stripers smacking a topwater plug will always get my blood boiling........

But it does seem i forgot a bit from my younger days on the island, and as i remember it now, we might have TOLD our parents we were going fishing more often than we actually DID in high school....LOL

I really appreciate your time...i am putting an order in for some line this week

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Old 02-16-2006, 12:01 PM
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Hmm,, for some reason I was thinking Watch Hill was further south, but just did a mapquest search and found out where it really is, lol.

Depending on what the water temps are like this spring, I'd say you'd probably start seeing some good action down there around early to mid May. Schoolies a bit earlier. This winter has been pretty mild so far, so the water may warm up a bit quicker this year.

Last year I heard reports of catches as early as the first part of April, but it didn't really get good until early June. Everyone said that the spring run was a little late getting started last year, and it was my first year fishing these parts, so I'm not really sure what to expect this spring if it stays as warm as it's been. Heck, we don't even have any ice on the ponds around here.
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:05 PM
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C'mon SPRING!!!! The earlier the better! I'm itching for some fishin for sure!
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:13 PM
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come on oup this weekend and i'll get you onto more lake trout than you can shake a stick at........it's gonna be ccccooooooolllllllddddd though...

we are hitting hearthstone bay on lake george...just frozen over and virgin for the year........

some landlocked salmon there, too....and perchies...yum!

i am going to book a room for jun 1-2-3 in misquamicut........i love to fish the light at dawn..........
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:22 PM
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ooooohhh that sounds good. Workin on Saturday and goin to the boat show in Boston on Sunday though.

First part of June was rockin last year.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this thread from an outing with Jonny Bolt, Roccus, and me, on the Merrimack River last June 5th.

https://stripers247.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3333

Some of the photos are messed up due to a database glitch, but most of em are still there. (C'mon Jonny, get off your arse, lol)
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Here's a Watch Hill Tide Chart for June 2006. Doesn't really look like the best tides for early morning fishing on those days, but I'm sure there will be plenty of bassies around by then.
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:16 PM
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been....(now, if i remember correctly, in massachussets we used to say )

AWESOME..........

we're poor grade school teachers, so we'll be limitted to shore...

power pro and fireline ordered....what about leaders...will wee need soem to avoid blues at that time? I was at watch hill in october and they (the blues) swiped about 50 bucks of lures before a guy gave me a leader...very nice people down there...........

i appreciate the tide chart.....
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what about leaders...will we need some to avoid blues at that time? I was at watch hill in october and they (the blues) swiped about 50 bucks of lures
Yeah,, that day was wicked fun, lol.

I'd have a few wire leaders on hand just in case the blues are REALLY thick, but do without them if you can. If I'm just dealing with the occasional blue, I'll stick with my usual 30-50# flourocarbon leaders (tie up a bunch ahead of time so you're not wasting time on the beach). A good Flouro is usually abrasion resistant enough to hold up to getting the occasional blue to shore, especially if it's hooked on a lure and not actually biting right on the line like it would be if it swallowed a bait hook. Just be sure to replace the leader if it gets nicked up at all and don't buy the crappy Berkely Vanish Flouro,,, figured that out the hard way. It sucks ass.

For bait fishing, I'd snell up, ahead of time, a bunch of 5/0 - 7/0 circle hooks with about 2 1/2 feet of 50# flouro, set em up on a fishfinder rig, and let her rip, regardless of blues. I'd rather lose a few hooks to blues than risk having my bait passed up by a nice striper because of a wire leader.

That's just my 2 cents. Hope it helps!
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Like I mentioned, I use 20# Fireline for most of my plugging, however I have a few reels with 30# Fireline I use when I throw larger wood plugs, etc. I love Powerpro for jiggin', 20# is what I use. The PP isnt bad for dunkin chunks either. I personally have a problem with it as far as its plugging ability. I find it that it is too "limp", and if your reel doesnt lay down braid very well to start with, then you're in for some serious birdsnest when plugging with Powerpro, especially when throwing "high action" plugs like poppers. Multiply the "PP Garbage Factor" by 8 if you're plugging into wind with Powerpro. To me its comparable to Spiderwire Stealth. I junked that crap after 1 season a few years ago. It's like limp rope. Wet noodle. I wouldnt even chunk with it now. Backlash.net

Fer leaders I use Ande Flourocarbon, usually 20 or 30#, depends. It's good shite, takes a beating, excellent abrasion resistance, and wont cast you your reeling hand. I tie up my leaders between 2 and 3 feet, depends on how I feel that day and what area of the coast I am fishing. I tie 10-12 every few weeks. That Vanish flouro is for freshwater lol, like Bait said, stay away from it. When there are Blues around, decent Blues, and I have a Gags Bluefish Bomb on hand, I will tie on either an 18" or 24" steel leader, 20 or 30# test. Good way to keep your plugs

When chunking big off the rock beds, I prefer 7/0 eagle claw Lazer Sharp OCTOPUS CIRCLES. Great hook, especially when huckin big chunks. They are a red bleeder hook as well. And dont use the Eagle Claw Baitholder hooks! I snapped one clean in half lol, on a GIANT eel no less.



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Old 02-16-2006, 03:04 PM
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Hey Jonny,
I picked up a Gags Bluefish Bomb the other day. Never used one before, but I'll definately give it try next time the devils are marauding. Doesn't look half bad for bass either. I'm gradually rebuilding my plug collection, one at a time, here and there throughout the winter. Trying to pick up some of the things that I've heard you and others mention frequently. I'm going to be much better prepared this year, haha. COME TO PAPA!!
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Yesah, tha Bluefish Bomb was one of the originals from Al Gag's. You will pull'ah a Stevie and let loose intah ya pantz when you cast it for the first time. They absolutely FLY. Colors dont matter with the Blues, but the Hunter Orange one is some fun when there are 5+ pound blues around. And ya, they will fool a Bassy here and there too. The first "keeper" sized bass last year was caught on a Blue N White 'bomb. Just cast and reel it in, I almost never even put any action to it.



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hey Diamond welcome, I'm like Bait I like the 30# power pro, tried the fireline and didn't like it...... Jonny thinks I'm crazy cause I use 50# flouro for leaders.....that way if I hook into a blue most of the time I gan get them in. If your worried about the choppers gettin your plugs try some steel leaders, they got them anywhere from 20 lb on up
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