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  1. Hudson River
    Finally! First striper ever. Pulled it from shore in the troy area. Didn't even have my third pole in the water yet. Lot of work finally paying off. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who gave me advice both on this site and in person. Now let's go get some more...
  2. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    I took my Penn 309 Level Wind apart to clean off the green oxidation and of course it isn't going back together right. Everything looks good but the eccentric is not engaged in the eccentric jack and the eccentric spring is not in place. There is a tiny raised lip at the base of the eccentric...
  3. New Jersey
    First this year!! :icon_biggrin: Just off the jetty at Avon by the Sea draw bridge. Low tide the bait fish started to go nuts with multiple tail slaps among the silver eruptions on the surface. Not many birds but several boats drew near and used cast nets to collect bunker. About a half hour on...
  4. Boat repair issues & Shop Maintenance
    Hey guys, This is my first post on 247... but my question is about my 1986 johnson 40 hp VRO. It have been running excellent for four years but recently I have been having problems with the engine slipping when it is going into gear. It slips for about a fifth of the throttle then slams into...
  5. Reels and Reel Maintenance
    :a_goodjob:Well I just took delivery of a new Lamiglas SS91MLS rod. what reel should I hang on this rod ?
  6. Boating Beginners
    I am currently using a fishfinder rig. Some days it seems to work and other days the crabs eat up my bait like hotcakes. Some have suggested using a float or a balloon. Should I just add that to my setup or is there one particular rig that is simple and works well to keep my bait off the bottom...
  7. Plugs and Plug Building
    the other day. Not too fancy, but swim nice. 4 "s
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  8. Massachusetts
    I Just unwinterized the boat cleaned it up now just a good buff job before i get out.(well took it for a quick blast today when i started her up she was screaming get me wet)lol .Should be out sometime this weekend. Anyone else unwinterize there boat yet?
  9. Massachusetts
    I put in a ton of water time and little to show for it... The bite died down in the bay for me these past few days and I really have to work hard to find stripers... and extra hard to find some keeper size. Here are a few from today... covered a ton of bay and ocean 3:45am to 2:00pm & 5:30 -...
  10. Hudson River
    HI guys well i am just geting started in fishing for stripbass in the hudson river in kingston n.y.just got a 19 ft starcraft islander two down riggers on back of boat.fish finder ,need to know more about fishing this great fish : i have caught one before put i thing it was a draw of the straw...
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