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  1. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    Hello. My names Jerry and I'm 32 years young. I haven't done much fishing at Raystown Lake but grew up in Portage PA which is only like 40 minutes from the lake. I fished a lot growing up but mostly pan fish and bass in the smaller lakes and dams around home. I fished for stripers the first time...
  2. Hudson River
    I have been after these pesky stripers for 8 years and I have only boated 3 fish. I have put some time on the water thats for sure. I would like to start reaping the rewards of my time investment! I thought it may be helpful to put together some tips for the new angler so they can have an...
  3. The Striper Forum
    Cool shots from an el-cheapo underwater camera. Not bad for 150 bucks! Underwater Striper
  4. The Striper Forum
    Yesterday I gut hooked a fluke he was 15inches the guy next to me told me he will die even if i throw it back... to keep it and use it for bait... It actually swallowed a 5/0 hook, and hooked itself....I got the hook out(I read yesterday that your suppose to cut the line, but the hook was taking...
  5. Upper Hudson River Striper Club
    Wife stuck a 9/0 treble in me and put me on a stringer!!! And the boys I fish with are KILLIN them:trout:
  6. The Striper Forum
    Oh no...What do I do? I think I am hooked!! Here is the deal. Bought salt water set ups at a box store back in August. Cheapos-8 ft Ugly Stick/med action/shimano reels. I have fished about ten times since then here in South Jersey (between Ocean City and Atlantic City). Baits used so far: Clam...
  7. Massachusetts
    First of all, thanks for allowing me to absorb all your help and information while on the hunt for my first striper. I love to fish, have an old boat three years now, have fished Boston Harbor, and on vaca since 2002 on Nantucket. Having younger children also turns fishing into short trips as...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello All, Obviously new here. I looked at Striper Jim's profile, 50 and retired! Sweet, I'm 45 and no end in sight, yes, I am jealous. Grew up in South Jersey, yes South Jersey is a different State than North Jersey or West New York as I call it. My Dad was a Master Fisherman, he passed...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Love to fish, for just about anything. really starting to get into bass fishing. caught my first 2 keepers thurs night off the rip on the hook, what a blast!!!! Was wondering if anybody knows of any bass currently in the delaware, easton or belvidere area. thanks in advance for any help
  10. The Striper Forum
    So how exactly does a Striper take into its mouth a Bloodworm or a piece of Bloodworm threaded on a hook? (which is pretty much the standard presentation where I fish the Spring Hudson run) I would imagine opening the mouth and sucking it in with a flare of the gills, but maybe it is more of a...
  11. The Striper Forum
    A few weeks ago I was chunking and at least 10 bass swallowed my traditional J hooks. I had to cut the line with the hook in their mouth and felt terrible about it. When I got home I searched for info on fishing with circle hooks in this site. Based on what I learned I tried them out this...
  12. The Striper Forum
    I saw this question on another site and it created quite a debate. I know we all try our hardest not to gut hook fish, but it happens. So, what do we do? Leave the hook in there? It would be interesting to find out the mortality rate of a fish that has a hook in it s gut. Can it still eat...
  13. Massachusetts
    Went down to Hammo this weekend, got there right at sunup, there was lots of action at the surface, nice and serene, didnt even bother to head to the jedi, the fish were breaking right behind my Jeep, so we tossed our lines in at the rock field, boom first cast nice bay blue. We proceeded to...
  14. Plugs and Plug Building
    well, it all started when i caught my first striper, i was hooked. i started surfing the web to help increase my knowledge for more successful trips. then i discovered the plug building section...well i have always had a passion for art. in high scool art, wood shop, metal shop, and graphic...
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