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  1. Hudson River
    I was once a newbie, nothing wrong with that! Every few years or so ,I choose a new fish to Hunt for. Most times by mistake, I catch something, and WHOA! gotta learn more.And I"ve been doing it for 40 years. When I first see a body of water, lets use the Hudson, I see things. When I first...
  2. The Striper Forum
    Hey all, Todd here from Mud Hole Custom Tackle. I just wanted to let everyone know that we have the locations set for our 2014 Rod building classes and have several scheduled on the East coast. January 18th & 19th in South Plainsfield NJ...
  3. Hudson River
    Just picked up a boat. Anyone give me some good basic pointers. I will be fishing from athens to germantown area. It's a 15 footer with a 50hp outboard. No fish finder yet. Had to buy the basics with the spare cash, flares, anchor, fire extingushier, etc.....
  4. Hudson River
    Ok people... again today I have seen the most intermediate people with a boat on the river. It always happens striper season. Had a buddy rafted off today, out of the channel.. some clown comes along on his big boat, wfo, between me and the shore. swamps everybody, then heads to the other...
  5. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I am very new to the vast world of striper fishing. As a matter of fact I am taggin' along with fellow 247 member Chazx2 this weekend for my first ever striper trip. Along the excitement, there's a lot of confusion about lure buying. I know the saying goes "you dont know unless you try it"...
  6. The Lounge
    :dizzy: Check out the beast in the opening frame.
  7. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I'll start off by saying thank you for this website. It really helps to read about fishing when you are a guy who is freaking out about not fishing during the winter. I have been narrowing down the field for a new rod and reel purchase and have decided on the Lamiglas SS 101 MS. I'm on Long...
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  9. Step By Step Plug Making Tutorials
    Designing and building a Ballerina. Getting started: First, I'm no expert, far from it,there have been some great plug builders, some are still building,some are not, some are household names, others, unknown...I'm here to show you the path and give advise to the best of my abilities... Plug...
  10. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Can someone please post the basics on working each type of lure (surface, swimming, diving, bottom, Etc). Also, if anyone lives in New York, particularly near Jamaica Bay, what lures are working well? EBMJF
  11. Trolling for Stripers
    Umbrella Rigs 101 Of all the trolling rigs in my boat, there is one that my guests really flip out on and that is the umbrella rig used in my trolling spread. I really don?t think they have caught on here in my state of Indiana but I?m sure there are some die hard line draggers out there using...
  12. Rods And Custom Rod Building
    I was doing a internet search trying to figure out how to convert the cup shaped dead center on my tail stock to a live center. I struck out, but I did come across the link below. I thought it was good, and might help someone looking to try making a few plugs. I especially liked it for the...
  13. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    happy3.gif Stealth Approach: This is probably the most important issue in successful striper fishing. I cannot stress this point enough! If your approach is clumsy and noisy you might as well stay home, because your only going to get discouraged. First off, if fishing from shore, your already...
  14. The Lounge
    I will put something extensive together on marsh/river fishing, including recognizing prime spots, finding the fish, and targeting them (presentations) and tactics.
  15. Stripers 101 - Sticky Threads
    Stripers 101 Starter Kit The beginners clinic was an endevour by us to inform the new striper fisherman on the basics and approach to striper fishing. It is by no means comprehensive nor is it designed to be the final word on any of the subjects. We encourage all additions to help make the...
  16. The Striper Forum
    Hi - I'm new to the forum (and fishing) and have a few quick questions). I plan to fish Cape Cod this spring and summer (mainly jetties & surf). I have a 7-8 ft rod and spinning reel. I need to know what weight line and rig set-up I need for all-around fishing. Will I need swivels, snaps...
  17. Stripers 101 - Sticky Threads
    Doing The Jig in deep current Jigs are most effective fishing the bottom.. stripers are no different than trout in this situation, (brook trout or browns, when they are stationed on the bottom in a lie) ... so a presentation that matches the current speed is most important along with making...
  18. Boaters Forum
    Doing The Jig in deep current Jigs are most effective fishing the bottom.. stripers are no different than trout in this situation, (brook trout or browns, when they are stationed on the bottom in a lie) ... so a presentation that matches the current speed is most important along with making...
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