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Old 03-21-2008, 12:01 AM
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Default Corson's and Townsend's on the Fly

Hi all,
I am walking Townsends and Corson's this weekend (South Jersey) and wanted any pointers you may have for this time of year. I have never fished Striper before and am sure that they are different than rainbows and even the spottail I have done. I look forward to your replies.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:34 PM
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Although I don't know your area very well, Stripers are still bass (perch family). So yeah different than trout or Char, but the transition should be pretty easy for you.

Keep an eye out for structure. Many stripers will ride just downstream or behind a structure (rock, piling or the like) where they won't use up too much energy and wait for a nibblet of bait fish to flow by so they can ambush it.

I didn't think you would see any stripers in NJ until mid April, so you are probably going to be looking at Schoolies (18-20 inch or less) so a lighter rod will probably do you fine. Fly rod 6 or 7 weight would be fun!

If you take a spinning reel try floating a live sandworm through the currents, and around structure. If you throw sandworms though, you might need to float them a little to keep it just up off the bottom.

Good luck out there.
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where is that you say/. will need area layout please



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Old 03-25-2008, 11:53 PM
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Ira welcome.
From what I've read There are strong currents near the inlet and surrounding creeks so be careful.
And the bigger fish are starting to show.

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Ludlams Bay Cape May County
This wide, shallow back bay behind Sea Isle City.
Townsend's and Corson's Inlet are each a short run from the bay.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:57 PM
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water is cold. get yourself some sinking fly;s that you can get down to them. pm me and i will see what i have. what outfit are u fishing with?



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Old 03-28-2008, 12:21 AM
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Maybe some Surf candy epoxy eel type flies?
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