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  1. Surfcasting Central
    Hey there surf guys/gals, I am from upstate and I am going to have the opportunity to get down and fish the south shore 2-3 times this year (around Jones Beach)...but I don't have a surf rig. Reading here tells me a 9ftM 1-3 will likely cover casting. I don't expect to be throwing bait at first...
  2. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Hello. I am a saltwater fishing beginner. I am usually fishing on Robert Moses (Long Island) bay and open ocean from the shore. Here is what I have - 7' Penn Battle II with Penn Battle II 4000, 10' Penn Fierce with Penn Fierce 8000, 11' Tsunami TSTSS1102H with Penn Fierce 8000 and those which I...
  3. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I'm new to saltwater fishing, but not to fishing. I have my second baby due in a week or two, a family vacation in July, and countless other bills and expenses each month, so funds are limited. Can you guys name off a few must have items, lures, rigs, tools etc that you would say I could get by...
  4. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I'm just trying to get an idea of the best size cast net to use. I'm 55 and 6' 235lb so I do have some strength but heard it's all in the technique. I keep hearing 6' or 8' so I was thinking of just going with a 7'. Will be using for catching shad, alewives, etc... in freshwater lakes. Don't...
  5. The Striper Forum
    Hi, I am a novice budget fisherman. I am planning to pier/jetty fish on Raritan bay in NJ. I saw the uglystick striper salt/fresh water combo but I am not able to find any reviews. Would you reccommend this to a novice who goes out for 3-4 hours a couple times a month? Thanks
  6. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hi I am new to salt water but recently moved to Norwalk and figure I may as well give it a try. I have been fishing for Trout and Bass in freshwater my whole life but know that salt water is a whole new world. So I guess what I am getting at is I am looking for any advice people are willing to...
  7. Surfcasting Central
    I would like to try some surfcasting for stripers (fishing in NJ/NY). Any suggestions for an affordable rod/reel combo? I typically fish for trout so do not want to drop a bunch of money on my first surfcasting rig. I heard good things about the Okuma Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel by...
  8. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I been looking at a lot of reels. Used ones and New Ones. I been looking from Walmart to Ebay to craigslist. Ive done some reading but i still dont know what to get. I found the rod i am going to get. Its inexpensive and i think it will get the job done for what i expect to catch. (Shakespeare...
  9. Maine
    I've been wanting to start striper fishing and just had a few questions, I went a few times last year without much luck. Where few a few places to try where I would have the best luck and what should I use? If I was to go to some place like the jetty at camp Ellis and I was using plugs would it...
  10. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hello all, I am new to striper fishing and this forum. I fish allatoona, mostly, and was looking for advice on the best way to fish for them. Since I have mostly fished for spots and large mouth, I have ostly used artificial lures. Do most of you fish live bait, or artificials? Which...
  11. DelMarVA
    hi i'm new to the site and i am also new to saltwater fishing. i am a long time fisherman just always freshwater. i will be fishing the delaware bay and the indian river inlet and rehoboth bay areas. i was wondering if anyone could give me some basic info on getting started on striper fishing...
  12. Surfcasting Central
    Hi, folks I've recently moved to southern Maine have done 0 fishing in my previous life in England. I have been given a few bits of kit and want to learn how to striper fish. I have an 8' rod with reel and line. a handful of 'storm wildeye live mackerel' 4" lures. a roll of 20lb disappering...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone...I took up fishing about a year ago (late start as I am now 38)....finding South Jersey to be very frustrating indeed. The lakes and ponds are not very fruitful in my area, so I am thinking about getting into either surf or river fishing for larger fish. Maybe get on a party...
  14. Hudson River
    Hey there, My first post to the forums. The season is rapidly approaching and I am a west coast transplant. We have plenty of steelhead and salmon in Oregon, but no stripers. I don't have a boat yet, hell I don't even know anyone who likes to fish yet. Anyway, was hoping to get a bit of advice...
  15. Trolling for Stripers
    Hey I'm about to start striper fishing and was wondering for some advice. I've been reading up and have some information, but i'm starting from scratch so need to know what equipment would be good for starters. Mostly going to be trolling and have been looking at the umbrella rigs, just...
  16. New Jersey
    Hi,I'm new to striper fishing, and i was wondering what you need to go striper fishing. What kind of lures, bait, hooks, etc. I live in monmouth county NJ up by Keyport and the Atlantic Highlands. I was thinking about going tomorrow but i'm wondering what sort of bait and hooks i need. If anyone...
  17. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hi everyone. I'm a 48 year old transplanted midwesterner and lifelong angler who would lke to try my hand at striper fishing in the hudson and delaware rivers. I would like to hear reccomendations on a fairly inexpensive rod and reel combo (spinning preferred) for fishing from the river bank as...
  18. Kentucky
    I just inherited a 19' bass boat ( 1996 Ranger 690vs w/ 175 Mariner) from my brother due to him having alzheimer's. I would like to learn to fish for stripers on Lake Cumberland in KY. I know that a lot of people cast for them when the shad are spawning but I am not sure when that is. I also...
  19. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I am new to fishing for stripers. I live in Harwich Port, MA on the cape. I have asked around and have a few good spots on Nantucket Sound. My question is: my reel is old and when I drag the lure in the reels clicks. Is this scaring the fish away?
  20. Maine
    Hi i'm a 17 year old kid from Searsmont and I am somewhat obsessed with fishing and I'm trying currently to get into striper fishing, whether it's with bait or fly. I have the stuff for both and can tie the flies I need to go but my problem is I haven't any idea of places to go from land close...
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