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  1. Hudson River
    DEC Proposes Circle Hook Requirement for 2021 Recreational Striped Bass Fishing Season Comments Accepted until Mar. 8, on Proposed Regulation for Circle Hooks to Help Improve Striped Bass Survival The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released a new proposed...
  2. The Striper Forum
    Need to know what is the best or recommended knot for circle hooks. Fishing for stripers, using bunker. Saw that the perfection knot is the way to go, also the snelled. Any help would be great. Thanks
  3. Hudson River
    Been using gammy 3/0 bait hooks for a while and last season had a few break on me. What are you guys using this year?
  4. Hudson River
    Rough evening, went 2/7 and pulled the hook on three after the fish was hooked. Using okuma GLS downrigger rod and okuma line counters. 6/0.I'm thinking the extra flex in my rods are hurting me with the hook set. Anyone notice a similiar issue?
  5. Hudson River
    Just learned about a technique being used with circle hooks known as bridle rigging, with the idea being that the hook is set just off the bait, as opposed to through the bait. This will apparently prevent the hook "turning" and being buried in the bait, thus preventing hook-ups. My...
  6. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Hi everyone. I picked up a few used creek chub knuckle heads and was going to try rigging them with 1 single siwash hook. The river I fish is single hook only and I perfect singles over treble. Anyone know how to set this up so the lure still works the way it's supposed to? I tried taking off...
  7. Surfcasting Central
    I want to replace the rear treble hook on some of my lures with a single hook. should I use the same size or smaller? I am looking for single hooks with hair around the base to replace the trebles. where can I find these or what are they called? I want to try to simulate a smaller...
  8. New Jersey
    Hey Guys finally got my Night fishing Permit today and im stoked. Anyone going this weekend??
  9. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Let me start by saying, we haven't had an open season for Stripers in this area in at least 25 years. Last year we had a short season and a surprising number of Stripers were caught. So needless to say, my experience is limited. The powers that be decided to make some new rules for this season...
  10. Hudson River
    Just wondering where you guys hook your live herring
  11. Hudson River
    Hello everybody, just trying to gauge how many of you run with a two hook or stinger rig when using live bait. I'm heading into my second season and have learned a ton through my mistakes (the best way to learn). My father and I ran all circle hooks last year with good success except hooking...
  12. Hudson River
    Want to try this spring the new trokar circle hooks this year , but the expence is limiting me to one size. in your opinon what size is the all around size for fishing live herring? fishing just off bottom from a boat thx. bryan
  13. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I am looking for some help tying bucktail to a snelled Gamy 9/0 Octopus hook. I use the lure I have made for flounder and have had great success. I use a 6/0 or 8/0 Gamy octopus for flounder, but wish to use bucktail on the 9/0 version for stripers. I use 50 LB Floro as a leader on my lure that...
  14. New Jersey
    Got good availability this week of the holiday....the a.m. trips on weekdays we will be after the Stripers as long as they are still there, then switch to Fluke. also can target deepwater fluke & sea bass on the fri and sun trips. here is the available dates and times. Tues July...
  15. New Jersey
    We have the following dates and times available for Open boat or Charters for week of 6/16 thru 6/22. Our p.m. trips will be combo trips for Sea Bass and Stripers since the p.m. Striper bite has improved lately! Wed 6/19...Fluke & Sea Bass....6 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wed 6/19....live line Stripers/Sea...
  16. New Jersey
    We have a few Mornings and evenings available this week. Mornings will be Sea Bass and/or Fluke.....Evenings will be Live Lining Trophy Stripers. Here are the available dates and times Sat 6/15....2 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Live Line Stripers..Trip is Full! Sun...Fathers Day Fluke Special!....6 a.m.-...
  17. New Jersey
    Here is our open boat / Charter available dates for 5/26 thru 6/2 for Striped Bass and Blues. We may Start running live line trips down the beach starting this week if there is enough interest....Need 5 anglers to SAIL!!! Clamming/Chunking trips are 120.00 per person plus tip. Live line trips...
  18. New Jersey
    We are running 2 P.M. Open Boats for Striped Bass. Thurs 5/16....2 spots left Fri 5/17......Trip is FULL Both trips are 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. and cost is 120.00 per person.plus tip for deckhand. Call my cell to book your spots!.....need 5 to sail! 610.462.5688 Thanks!
  19. New Jersey
    Sorry to group the reports this weekend but it was a busy one with doubles again since Friday and I was under the weather Fri and needed the sleep Sat. The good.....the bass fishing was very good again for all trips using the clams and on the troll. Clams produced bass to ****20 lbs ****and the...
  20. New Jersey
    Headed out a little late today**** with the hard east wind and the outgoing tide. Set up around 8:30**** sitting side too**** the swells and a little bouncy. Not much action until the tide slowed to a crawl...few shorts and a couple of keepers. At slack we had a little blitz with all rods...
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