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Old 11-16-2006, 04:29 PM
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I just got into trolling for striper here in NC at Lake Tillery.
My buddy started his striper adventure the same day. We both have the same type of boat with a 90 Yamaha 4-stroke. We both troll at 1000 rpm. we use the same lead core line and same bucktail jigs with a cuplprit trailer.
Since that day he has caught approx. 90 fish to my 1 and only.
Last weekend he caught 10 and of course I came home hungry and frustrated. We trolled the same areas of the lake.
What can I do to catch fish? I would entertain an alternate method. And, to catch a huge fish would make up the 89 fish discrepancy.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:18 AM
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Thats a tuff one. There is obviously some detail your friend is incorporating into his spread that your missing. Maybe you should to leave your rig at home and jump in his for a day or two, and then keep a close eye on him!
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:48 PM
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Yes, I thought about that. I am waiting for an invitation. He knows my frustration and I expect him to say "come on" anytime.
However, it is my responsilility to learn how to fish for them and pursue them. I would feel better if he couldn't say that he taught me how to fish.
This is why I am going this direction.
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:36 PM
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I suspect a small degree of pride here . Just keep at it , don't let him discourage you, experiment, don't give up! and sooner or later you will get all dialed in

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BTW..Have you tried livebait?
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:11 AM
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I just got into trolling for striper here in NC at Lake Tillery.
My buddy started his striper adventure the same day. We both have the same type of boat with a 90 Yamaha 4-stroke. We both troll at 1000 rpm. we use the same lead core line and same bucktail jigs with a cuplprit trailer.
Since that day he has caught approx. 90 fish to my 1 and only.
Last weekend he caught 10 and of course I came home hungry and frustrated. We trolled the same areas of the lake.
What can I do to catch fish? I would entertain an alternate method. And, to catch a huge fish would make up the 89 fish discrepancy.
try this, use a bigger bucktail for the lead and have a smaller second one trailing behind. if you opt for a porkrind (uncle josh's) there is a specific pork rind for specific weight bucktails to keep em buoyant (if i find that info buried in my files i will pm it to you tomorrow.



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Old 11-20-2006, 12:13 PM
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Hunt1moore,
I too am fishing Tillery. Don't feel too bad about your one fish....it's one more than I have...lol. I've been trying the live shad method to no avail. But I will keep trying and so should you. Hey, maybe we could meet up sometime at Tillery and I could troll some different kinds of rigs than you are and we could see what works. Of course I have no idea what equipment I need, but am willing to get it. I would like to learn how to troll as that seems to be big there. Like one of the other responses said, maybe your friend is doing something a tad bit different from you. So maybe we could help each other out a bit. Just a thought. Good luck to ya.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:01 PM
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The only thing I can think of is maybe he is using a scent spray like shad or garlic. BTW we are using 18lb lead core line to get it down. however right now I think the bucktail doesn't need to deeper than 10-12 ft.
He said the he was using a yellow 3/4oz. bucktail with a 3/8 oz. trailer both with chartruse culprit worms.
I may try this set-up again except troll shallower and use a longer culprit.
Would like to get together and troll sometime soon.
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:32 PM
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Anytime you want to go just let me know. Like I said before...I don't know much about trolling but I'm willing to learn and I'll do what you tell me to so I can help you figure it out and learn how to do it at the same time. E-mail me at [email protected] . See ya and good luck.
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:25 PM
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then keep a close eye on him!
I just wanted to see that eye again, I was eyeing it and I thought I'd eye it one more time.

Aye Aye, LC!

Hey LC, know what's in the middle of PRIDE? eye


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Looks like a big honkin' striper eye
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:37 PM
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I just wanted to see that eye again, I was eyeing it and I thought I'd eye it one more time.

Aye Aye, LC!

Hey LC, know what's in the middle of PRIDE? eye


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Looks like a big honkin' striper eye
no more like a bluefish eye!



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Old 11-23-2006, 09:56 PM
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:49 PM
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Find out how far back he is running them. that may be the difference. If the fish are schooling at all, cast the bucktail into the school and reel back in. Find out if he is running the channel or up in the shallow. You can be in the same area and that won't matter. If the fish are in deeper water and you are fishing shallow you wont cant any.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:18 AM
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I am curious if you both have the same prop on your motors, pitch and size. Did you check your speed on a GPS? I know on my boat at 1000 RPM I would be doing well over 3.5mph which I understand is a bit fast for trolling. I can understand your pain though. I went out on Jordan with a guide last week, we caught 11 in less than 4 hours. I duplicated what we did on that boat and have been out twice now totaling over 12 hours and got nothing. Another thing is how many colors does he have in the water and at what angle are the rod holders? How long are his leaders and of what size line are they? I have read that these are very important in your setup for lead core. I would be interested to find out if there is a subtle difference between what you two are doing that is causing that HUGE difference in bounty.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:06 PM
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I am curious if you both have the same prop on your motors, pitch and size. Did you check your speed on a GPS? I know on my boat at 1000 RPM I would be doing well over 3.5mph which I understand is a bit fast for trolling. I can understand your pain though. I went out on Jordan with a guide last week, we caught 11 in less than 4 hours. I duplicated what we did on that boat and have been out twice now totaling over 12 hours and got nothing. Another thing is how many colors does he have in the water and at what angle are the rod holders? How long are his leaders and of what size line are they? I have read that these are very important in your setup for lead core. I would be interested to find out if there is a subtle difference between what you two are doing that is causing that HUGE difference in bounty.
Best I can tell he is letting out 3 colors out on 18lb. line on one rod and 4 colors out on another. He said that he catches most of his fish on the same rod even if he does both rods the same.
Our boats both have Yamaha F90 with 13 pitch props. I'll get a good gps to determine my speed soon. He has a 22' pontoon and I have a 20' toon, same brand.
If rod holder angles are important he actually lays his rod down on the back of his rear couch at about a 30 degree angle and mine are in a 15 degree rod holder.
One thing I noticed about his boat vs mine is that his is smoother trolling where mine has a tendancy to vibrate a little from the motor. I have a Hustler prop on order now to replace the stock aluminum. If I am trolling too fast at 1000 rpm I will need to change my pitch to go slower? Increase pitch or decrease pitch?

Also what water temp will the stripers run up river to try to spawn?
We are at 61 degrees now.

Thanks,
Sorry for the delay in responding!
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