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  1. The Striper Forum
    Whats the best way to rig live mackerel? If I use a balloon how do I tie it to the line, does it slide up and down? Anyone worried about leaving the balloons in the water? Sorry for so many questions...
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  3. Vendor Deals
    Here's another wonderful holiday offer from Pelagic Outfitters. It's a 10-1/4" 4 position hand crimper that is constructed entirely from stainless steel. This tool can handle crimps & sleeves from .5mm to 2.2mm and also has side cutters. This is a great tool to keep on the boat, needing very...
  4. Blogs
    New blog article: Rigging the Kayaks
  5. The Striper Forum
    I've seen people talk about doing this for tuna, but has anyone tried it for stripers? Is it not necessary because the striper hooks aren't typically as big?
  6. The Wiper Room
    hey guys, I'm new to stripers247 and just recently found the sport of wiper fishing, which I have to say I love it. But it is tough on me the next day after working ask day and staying up all night. anyhow my question is what is the best way to rig alewifes that I catch in my local lake and I...
  7. The Striper Forum
    Hi, Whenever I'm rigging sluggos it always ends up a little bit bent, not too much, but just a little bit. I know they're supposed to be a straight as possible so will they still work properly if they are bent slightly? Thanks
  8. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Hey guys, I am very much new to surfcasting. Me and a co-worker who are equally inexperienced in salt water fishing in general are planning on catching dusk on Friday night in hopes of finding some stripers. The plan is to use live eels. My question is what is the best way to rig these to not...
  9. The Striper Forum
    Hi all, new member here,1st post. My question is how do you rig a whole bunker for striper fishing? I chunk the Delaware Bay and do pretty good but I can't seem to keep the whole bunker from spinning. I tried cutting 1 side of the tail,whole tail off with no luck.Any help with this?:Thu-2:
  10. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    What do you think the best way to cut and prepare frozen mackerel chunks on circle hooks? It might sound like a stupid question but hey. It seems some people say to fillet it, use tapered strips and let them dangle from the tapered end and some say to cut them up vertically and run the hook...
  11. Hudson River
    How do you rig the worm on the hook? Texas style? I have the line slider's and the leader down but need to know how to rig the actual worm to the hook... Thanks in advance.
  12. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    if fishing from like docks and shore what is the best was to rig up a live eel?
  13. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    I was watching Mark McKenna's tutorial on how to rig a 9 inch slugo with the two hooks and dacron. I pulled the dacron through with ease, knotted the back hook and #&it hit the fan with the head hook. I did the hitches aroung the hook and then used the glue. I could not for the life of me get...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I finally ran out of eell rig tins and cannot find a place to buy them. Someone said they got them from "Tinman", a member of this list. How can I cantact him? Thanks. Schnellwilli
  15. The Striper Forum
    I've seen a lot of great threads on rigging/fishing live baits but didn't find much on how to correctly rig a menhaden (pogies) specifically. I've just started using them from my boat and have rigged them all kinds of ways based on the most part form what I've learned on this site (upper lip...
  16. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Topic split from livebait thread admin wat about rigging sea worms? should i use a sand eel rig with a weight? or just use a 8/0 octopus witha fish finder?
  17. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    hi guys wondering if u could offer a little advice on rigging live bait for stripers... iv lipped hook ,tailed hooked , english hooked them r these wrong riggs .. it seems like everyone around me was catching stripers.. so if u could give alittle help that would be great...
  18. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I have just pulled the trigger on two 113HSPs today and now comes the fun part. What is the best way to rig the reel with wire line for both Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay? I will be trolling, dropping umberella's, and jigging. I will have 50yds wire to 10ft Dacron for the umbrellas and...
  19. The Striper Forum
    Hi All, I'm fairly new to fishing for striper. I fish the Sacramento Delta and frozen shad seems to be one of the baits used. I'm looking for some information on how to rig the shad. I want to filet one side of the bait with a half hitch around the tail. Just not sure how the best way to rig it...
  20. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I am going to try wire line jigging down Cape Cod next week. I have fished like this before but never with my own stuff. The last question I have is this....Do most guys tire a heavy mono leader to the steel and then tie the jig to the mono..or...do I twist the jig directly to the steel wire...
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