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  1. Hudson River
    How about grocery store mackerel for these early season Stripers? I’m thinking about a day trip from up north and I already know how bait is down there at the shops this time of year. You can’t touch anything Herring, Mackerel, Bloodworm up in the Adirondacks. We can’t even get to...
  2. Hudson River
    I bought my wife's car when the lease ended. It is a Mazda CX7 and will be fine pulling my rowboat but i need a hitch and lights etc. I have heard Uhaul does them and i know they can be bought online. Just wondering if anyone had any good or bad experiences. I figure it is about time to work...
  3. Boaters Forum
    Bought a 1974 Mako 20. Paid $1850. The 150 evinrude ran ok. Changing fuel lines filter water separator today. Had it on water and it rides so nice. Think I paid fair price for it. Solid transom and hull.
  4. Boat repair issues & Shop Maintenance
    Bought 1989 25' Sportcraft Hardtop 305 gm volvo penta motor & 195 gear ratio volvo dull prop outdrive.I have never had a i/o is there a forumla for out drive I was told they make 4 different ones.Had motor over hulled completly. Thanks for any help dont no where to start but Dealer he says 4...
  5. The Striper Forum
    i just picked up a new plugging combo and was wondering if i made a good decision. I bought a 9 foot tsunami airwave and a penn 550ssg reel with 40 pound suffix braid.. I know this isnt the greatest combo in the world but was thinking it would be decent...any feedback on this would be...
  6. The Striper Forum
    This is embarrassing! About 10 years ago while at the tackle shop, there were these lures on the counter right near the register. They had a little propeller on them and took two small A batteries. Vin at the counter started raving about them, and sure enough I took the bait. It cost about $12...
  7. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    purchased a 10 tf tica surf rod, and a okuma 65 expior spinning reel. read alot about both, and i feel good about the pricing for the combo.
  8. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    Just picked up a SHIMANO THUNNUS 16000F for 139 Bucks.Wont ever get spooled plus looking foward to some Tuna soon, Lets see how i like it. Damn, BackBayJay got me hooked. But right place at right time and found a great deal.IMO.
  9. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I just picked up a cabela's salt stalker spinning reel ss50 and i was wonder if i should spool it up with 300yd of 50lb braided line or is 150yd of it enough? This reel is for pier fishing and maybe some bank fishing. Also the reel is rated at 10/440, 12/390, 15/280
  10. Upper Hudson River Striper Club
    I just bought my first cast net (7 ft) after having no luck with a sabiki this season yet. I'm planning on hitting the Poestenkill after work tomorrow around 5, which is near low tide. Any tips on using these things? I watched a couple of videos on the web but they make it look very...
  11. Massachusetts
    Ive been coming to this site for about a year now. You guys told me a little bit about the striper game. Ive always fishing fresh water in my canoe.But when i caught a 38"er i was hooked. Now that i Bought a boat im not to familiar with The waters. I Live in the tiverton/little compton/warren RI...
  12. Surfcasting Central
    Flambeau box for lures. This thing is great. Flambeau maximizer #2780. I put about 80 lures in the box from rebel/bomber types to big bats. Total organization. I never recommend things but this is the goods. If you're doing the around the top of the 5 gallon bucket thing, check this out. I...
  13. Boat repair issues & Shop Maintenance
    I'm hoping you guys will tell me it's a good one: click here to see my new fishfinder My boat came with a Garmin GPS so I went out last night to buy a fishfinder. I was planning to buy a $150-$200 unit but I got a little carried away thumbsup.gif The only fishfinder I really liked was $550 so...
  14. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I just picked up the airwave with a daiwa baitrunner and I was unimpressed with the baitrunner. It was cheap and was not very smooth, espcially when it came to casting. The bail would not stay in the lock position very well. I am deciding to buy a much better reel to go along with the airwave...
  15. Surfcasting Central
    Wondering what most folks find to be their personal favorite bait. This is for Casting from shore (any shore) for whatever you fish for. What bait do you buy the most of?
  16. Stripers on the Fly
    to do the same thing your about to do. I'm coming off the Pine & Kettle Creeks of the world and going to try my hand at throwing the fly for some big bass this year. Quite honestly I went out and bought an 8/9 weight outfit from the Cabelas catalog and dropped around $225. 00 for the whole...
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