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  1. The Striper Forum
    Hi everyone, I'm going to be using some chopped up mackeral and I would like to know is it better to float it or sink it? Also how effective is cut up mackeral as a bait? Thanks!
  2. New Hampshire
    ok so im 14 and saving money for a 16-18 foot boat for stripers and blues maybe near the isles of shoals on a good day. the only problem is if i need mackeral or baitfish. idk where to go. ive been on big boats that find them and we catch them but if im staying in the merrimack river and not...
  3. Massachusetts
    Anyone run into any mackeral out in Boston Habor yet? I might head out Sunday and want to see if it's worth my effort to jig some up and live line 'em. Thanks!
  4. The Striper Forum
    Has anyone read any recent articles on the proliferation of the sand lance from Maine to Florida on the east coast. Some are saying that it may be due to the declining numbers of their main predator - mackeral and to a lesser extent, herring. Just wondering if any one can cite any recent...
  5. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    If it is possible to find a mackeral run and i caught some as i did last year would it be better to live line one or chunk it? or should i just use a mackeral patterned lure? any ideas?
  6. The Striper Forum
    The macks are in big time off of Green Harbor, Marshfield, MA. Last night out by the bell buoy in 60' water, my other Capt and a good friend crushed them on sabikis taking about 300 for shark chum, lobster bait and tuna rigs. This was in about two hours. Good time to go and nice to see...
  7. Plugs and Plug Building
    I never tried this pattern before. Thanks for looking
  8. Cape Cod Canal
    I hit the Canal Saturday. Missed the 2:40 slack. Jigged, no love High Slack at just before 9pm gave up no fish either. I did see bait boiling on the Cape side in the afternoon a couple times. If I was there the boil would have been where I was. Guys from my club did get into blues today up...
  9. Plugs and Plug Building
    i found this today, made last fall before it got too cold to paint(drawback of having an unheated shop) kinda a first stab at a mackeral pattern , my area gets a good push of these in the spring with the basses in pursuit!
  10. Massachusetts
    Really I mean holy popper. Lemme explain: Fishing last night in a spot that I will tell about later,maybe. Anyways I'm deadsticking some bunker and working a storm shad on my other rod. I'm facing the water at a 90 degree angle, the wind is blowing hard to my right and because the tide is...
  11. Striper Guides & Charters
    SATURDAY,12-23-05: Well, the weather decided to give us a break so Capt. Chris and I along with an old friend I had not seen in years, Eric Ross, from Pinehurst left out this morning on a southerly course in search of King Mackeral. We found some 66 degree water about 35 miles offshore with bait...
  12. Striper Guides & Charters
    SATURDAY 12-3-05: Todays charter cancelled because the winds had blown all week, I assured him that the fish would still be offshore, but he couldn't be convinced. So Capt. Chris and his mom Barbara, and I went fishing. Yeah, I got a I went fishing, fishing report!!!! We headed the "YEAH...
  13. New Jersey
    Anyone Hear of any mackeral swiming around yet? or bunker? I need to feeze up some bait! :twisted:
  14. The Striper Forum
    What are the mackeral hitting now, will be taking some visitors out soon and they want to catch mackeral to eat???????????. I myself use them for bait, but each to thier own. thanks
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