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  1. The Striper Forum
    Hey guy thinking about using a fluke with a weighted head at Indiana river inlet, how should I retrieve my cast
  2. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    My sister, who live in New York, would like to purchase an outfit that would be good for large striped bass (20 to 40 lb). She has been out on trips where the large stripers are being caught and was concerned about being able to handle the fish. She is 5’3” tall. 125 pounds and works out with...
  3. Hudson River
    Just curious if anybody has ever tried (or uses still) the Tube-N-Worm rig in the Hudson ? Catch any fish, tips or tricks ? I read about them over the winter and know guys use them in the salt. Thanks, BB
  4. Hudson River
    I was hoping someone could clear something up for me. I have used a float rig before but not one like this: Do you allow the float to slide up the leader to the hook or do you use a stop somewhere along the leader? Can't seem to find the info anywhere. Want to try some different rigs this...
  5. Hudson River
    Hey every one , I am new to fishing for Stipers and Fishing the Hudson River (Albany area) and am trying to find the right pole for the job. Sooooo I plan to fish...from shore.. w/ chunk and live herring.....1-3 oz weights ...25lb test mono ... fish finder rigs....w/ a spinning Bait-Runner reel...
  6. 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...
  7. New Jersey
    Hey all when using bunker chunks for surf fishing how small do you cut the bait up> and on what circle hook? Ill be using a fish finder rig with a 4oz weight
  8. Upper Hudson River Striper Club
    Does anyone use the redi rig floats and then have a fishfinder rig down underneath them? Seems like an interesting option to try
  9. The Striper Forum
    Hi, I am a novice budget fisherman. I am planning to pier/jetty fish on Raritan bay in NJ. I saw the uglystick striper salt/fresh water combo but I am not able to find any reviews. Would you reccommend this to a novice who goes out for 3-4 hours a couple times a month? Thanks
  10. The Striper Forum
    Saw this in dicks for saltwater. Anyone have experience with these? What fish do you target with him?
  11. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Should I use a small.float near the hook to help.keep the bait off of the bottom?.
  12. Hudson River
    What rig do you use when your fishing with bloodworms? Drift fishing? Shore fishing? Thanks
  13. Hudson River
    hello all! I fish from shore almost exclusively and have been using the fish finder rigs for bloods for years... recently I have been having some issues with tangles where the swivel meets the main line/leader/fishfinder with the leader twisted around the main line preventing the system to...
  14. The Striper Forum
    Another in a series of howtos on my youtube channel. 3-way rig eeling for striped bass
  15. Trolling for Stripers
    Hey everyone, I'll be fishing the Colorado River lakes soon and I'm interested in your favorite size/color teasers and trailers for umbrella rigs. I'll be fishing a 4 arm rig with 8 teasers and a single trailer. What are your favorites? Thanks!
  16. The Striper Forum
    How do you rig a 6'' Shad / better way ? Whats the best way. I find that the weighted hooks are to heavy on the big hooks. Alot of times I find myself wanting a big hook with little weight in shallow water. So I make you own. What do you do.
  17. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I've made some umbrella rigs and troll 20-30 feet deep n(downrigger) in freshwater lakes with a large Storm devil eye shad chasing the teasers. Works often when slabs don't. Also use some very large saltwater divers rigged like a Hellpet.
  18. Surfcasting Central
    Hello to all, new to the forum here. I went fishing the other night from 9:30 to 12:30 off the beach in Long Beach Island. Used a fish finder rig with 4 oz lead pyramid and hard clams. Conditions were perfect, harvest moon, 65 degrees (water prob around 70) and light wind. The surf was...
  19. The Striper Forum
    hello to all, i am looking to do some fresh water striper fishing in late sept/early oct in sourthern virginia. i would like to bottom fish with shad or alewives. does any one know of a good way to rig these. i do not want to troll. i am thinking of just tying on a three way swivel with...
  20. Trolling for Stripers
    Has anyone e\/er thought about trolling an umbrella rig on a kayak for stripers? It would ha\/e to be a small one. Just wondering if anyone has done this or if it would be to hea\/y for the yak. I am thinking about getting one but just want your guys feedback.
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