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  1. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    How do you know if you are setting drag properly? I have a Penn Battle 500, 10 ft tica and lined with Power Pro braid 20 lb Thanks
  2. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hi, I am new to striper fishing, and have been watching several people fish for stripers on the Cape Cod Canal in MA. It seems that they have the spool loose, so that a striper will take the bait and run with it. My question is, how loose should it be, and don't you have to "strike" the rod when...
  3. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Hey guys, newbie here on the S.Shore of MA, have only fished fresh when I was a kid and am now starting salt. Have an old 19' bowrider boat and am planning on taking my wife and 7 yr old on our first family fishing expedition next week while we're all on vacation (staycation). We'll be staying...
  4. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    I know there have been about 1 million threads about this... But can anyone give me a quick run down on a homemade scale that you use to set drag? I figure there is someway i can do it precisely without using having someone at a store do it. Thanks, Ethan.
  5. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Okay, before everyone starts screaming at me to do a search, I've already done that and just have one question that didn't seem to be answered on any of the threads I read. This is what I know (which ain't much): generally you set the drag to about 1/4 the breaking strength of the line (maybe...
  6. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Hello, I've searched the site on this topic but could not find a clear answer. Just wanted to know how long do you wait before you set the hook while chunking mack or using clams. Lately I've been loosing fish using j hooks and letting the fish take out line for 3 to 5 secs and then trying to...
  7. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    hey just wondering if anyopne could tell me the proper way to set a drag
  8. Surfcasting Central
    I was fishing a sandy beach today that was loaded with small schoolies all afternoon. 10' spinning rod with 20# mono. All they wanted was a Kastmaster and teaser (mostly the teaser). I landed 10+ fish and probably dropped another 15 more, which bugged the hell out of me. I'm thinking the...
  9. The Striper Forum
    I had a bigger than usual fish on early sun morning and lost him. The line snapped above the leader, so I know it wasnt the leader or knot. I have been using 20# test mono with 50# leader tied to an artificial. In this case, tied to a 12# rigged sluggo. I've lost fish before and understand...
  10. Boaters Forum
    Just bought a 17.5 ft center console and was hoping for some pics of how you all set up your boats for fishing. The boat is a hyda-sport interceptor. I'm sure some of you guys have some great set-ups with some custom ideas to make fishing easier and more productive. The boat has what looks like...
  11. Surfcasting Central
    A buddy of mine caught these the other night. Someone posted them in another thread, all photo-chopped to make them look bigger than they really were. This is to set the record straight.... :icon_stirthepot: thumbsup.gif
  12. Stripers on the Fly
    I just bought a flyrod...I want to start fly-fishing with it this Spring. How do I set it up? Line,backing,leader...all confusing. What is the set-up? Thanks
  13. The Striper Forum
    Had to go to the beach tonight and spend the last hour of light fishing....got one small striper for my trouble :lol: April can't get here fast enough. Ed
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