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  1. The Striper Forum
    Hi, I have been fishing up in Maine for a few years now. The one difficulty I always run into are crabs. I use mackeral or sand worms as bait and half the time the crabs eat it all. Does anyone know a better way so the crabs don't end up taking my bait? Thanks
  2. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Anyone ever tried using Golden Shiners as fresh bait in saltwater? I have free easy access to 6"+ shiners. Just wondering if they can be an alternative to traditional bait.
  3. New Hampshire
    ...but lemme see how close I can get. Will be in Portsmouth for a couple days of business at the end of October and every other month for the next year, and could use some advice about rock / jetty / beach casting. Just want to bring a small airline-friendly outfit and a couple-few...
  4. Hudson River
    went out today, every time i reeled in got a hole bunch of this stuff:thumbsdown:...this tends to be the end of shore fishing here, and i got like 2doz worms i dont wanna waste
  5. The Striper Forum
    This is embarrassing! About 10 years ago while at the tackle shop, there were these lures on the counter right near the register. They had a little propeller on them and took two small A batteries. Vin at the counter started raving about them, and sure enough I took the bait. It cost about $12...
  6. Boat repair issues & Shop Maintenance
    OK so this was really stupid and I still can't believe I did it...:pbdoi: I have a 97 Merc Offshore 135hp 2 stroke. On saturday I was filling up my oil reservoir and to make a long story short, I didn't put the cap back on. Ran about 2-3 hours on saturday, no problems. I was hearing...
  7. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Please bear with me - first year trying to fish for Stripers. I bought a tube yesterday (kid working told me to go with a red one). It has a small second piece of tube on the end with 2 pretty large hooks. I only tried it (with no luck) with a worm on the end hook - should I put worms on both...
  8. The Striper Forum
    not to be a whiner but still haven't caught a fish a lot of people recomend the west wall and narrow river but i think those areas get so much fishing pressure i cant get a bite at either one. a spot i like to go to is camp cronin sometimes see a schoolie there maybe i should be out at nite...
  9. Massachusetts
    hey everyone still havent caught a fish :pbdoi: do the phases of the moon really affect surfcasting that much? does anyone know if the waxing or waning moon is a better time also incoming or outgoing tides? i have been fishing the same couple of spots near the litehouse in pt judith i have...
  10. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    this question is regarding how to hold your fishing rod.....all my life i have held it so the rings are up facing me.....people constantly criticize me saying that the rings should be down facing the water....i suppose it doesnt really matter considering ive taken many fish "rings up" but id...
  11. Massachusetts
    I've never fished lures or plugs off shore for stripers, but want to get into it some this year. Looked at some yesterday but were from 5 to 20 bucks each, which I could lose in one cast. What would be the best to get. Our water is not as clear as down your way due to the amount of water coming...
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