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  1. The Striper Forum
    Hey folks, first thanks for taking a minute to read my thread. I just returned from several years overseas and am living in Old Town, Alexandria. Been striper/rockfish fishing for years, mostly up in MA with my father in kayaks. I have resettled here and am interested in taking my stepson out...
  2. Hudson River
    Doc Z's input on the herring vs. worm concept made me think of three worm questions...and thanx to all in advance... Is there a location where worms are more/less effective...that is the saltwater portion of the Hudson, fresh, brackish? Have any of you tried any of the artificial blood...
  3. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Hi guys. I was wondering if anyone knows if these reels have the auto clutch engage feature. Also, does anyone have any personal experience or tips with/for these reels? I'm thinking about getting one for my son for striped bass fishing.
  4. Massachusetts
    Hey everyone, I was wondering if I could get your opinions on the Ipswich Estuary. I was thinking about buying a little 12' aluminum v-hull with a little outboard, and was wondering if it would be fine for the area. Ideally I'd like to do some clamming, maybe throw a lobster pot or 2, and...
  5. Albemarle Sound
    Greetings, currently i have a 94 cobalt 200 (bow rider) that i use for mostly fishing, i launch in the chowan, perquimans, elizabeth city and sound bridge ramps(and occasionally the huntington park ramp in NN). I have a 2013 f150 2wd v6 (309 HP) with towing package i'm looking at upgrading...
  6. 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...
  7. Delaware River
    Hello everyone, New to the website but I have been fishing for stripers for 15 years. I grew up in Lancaster PA and I would make runs down to the Conowingo dam in MD and the Indian River Inlet. I have been down to the dam a few times this year and I have been skunked on all trips. I am now...
  8. Hudson River
    I'm usually a catch and release trout fisherman, but I got out on the Hudson for stripers once last year in my kayak, and I'm looking forward to getting out this spring in the Albany area. I'm not planning on fly fishing in the Hudson for stripers, but I have caught some great smallies on the...
  9. Delaware River
    I'm new to the forum, I have been boating on the Delaware river a couple times in the last two years, mainly been catching catfish on the river. This year I rented a boat slip at Ridley township marina and plan to try and fish for stripers on the river. I normally fish in Lewes, Delaware and...
  10. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    So I recently received the Penn torque size 5 spinning reel for a gift. I'm used to using my Penn conquer 5000. My question is.. what rod would be a good match for my new torque? I do a lot of surfcasting. Throwing plugs, avas, and other lures from 1-3oz weights. I know I want a 9 foot. I'm...
  11. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Hi everyone, ***Warning - long post ahead*** I originally posted this in the surfcaster thread, but no one seemed interested in answering any questions, so I thought I'd post it, here. I apologize for the cross-posting. My name is Fred, and I'm based out of Staten Island, NY. I've been a...
  12. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Hi and happy to find this forum I am new to surfcasting. Have a small rental cottage on the ocean side of outer Cape Cod (Wellfleet). Picked up some gear at a garage sale last summer and tried it out this July. Not such good results but what do you expect when you buy two rods and reels for...
  13. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hey all, new guy here to striper fishing and fairly new to saltwater fishing in general. I have read through many of the postings here but there are so many postings sometimes it's hard to find the exact info I'm looking for. So if any of your experienced anglers out there have some time to...
  14. New York
    Hello- Im not used to ocean and bay fishing. Grew up fishing for trout in PA. Anyway, I will be in the hamptons area for memorial weekend and have access to the gardiners bay. I would like to park myself next to the water all weekend and hopefully catch some fish for dinner. Anyone have any...
  15. Delaware River
    Heading out this afternoon and I'm going to go pick up some bunker for the first time. My hooks are all either 4's or 5 circle hooks. Do I need to go bigger? Also, how big should I be cutting the chunks up? What about the head? I might take some clams as a backup too but I'd like to give...
  16. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hey guys, brand new to the site and I hope that you can answer a few questions of mine. You guys are like encyclopedias when it comes to this stuff, and this newbie could use some help. I recently acquired a Lamiglas Graphite Surf and Jetty 10ft Medium Heavy Spinning rod (model no. XS 101MHS)...
  17. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Hi all, new here and a quick question for the experts. I live in DE and fish the inlet, bays and surf for stripers, flounder and who knows what else. I have two penn 750 reels and am in the market for another reel. What are some other makes/ brands/ model numbers that compare to the 750? Nothing...
  18. Maine
    I've been wanting to start striper fishing and just had a few questions, I went a few times last year without much luck. Where few a few places to try where I would have the best luck and what should I use? If I was to go to some place like the jetty at camp Ellis and I was using plugs would it...
  19. Kayaking Stripers
    Ok I see we don't have many posts in this section so hopefully I'm not talking to myself here....im sure a few of ya'll yak for stripers. Anyways I plan on saving up and getting a Hobie kayak for next year's striper season (I wont be home till October so I want the hobie by next spring). Right...
  20. Hudson River
    I have been out several times this season with no luck. Was thinking about trying to troll and was curious as to what others thought about it. I usually launch anywhere from henry hudson park to troy. My questions would be: Troll the main channel or the flats around it? Try to troll near...
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