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  1. Hudson River
    Last season I ended it at norrie point drifting worms. I noticed alot of people trolling. And trolling with the line hitting stuff, like bass maybe........ I picked up some jet divers 20,30,40 and 50ft. I also got some shallow 6ft and deep 20ft lures. Some sebiles and mostly challengers...
  2. Boating Beginners
    Hi folks, I was selecting a trolling motor for my boat, and stopped on two options that are recommended by people on forums and in blogs: Motorguide R5 Transom Mount motor from Amazon Minnkota EO Transom Mount from Boat ID I consider these 2, because they seem to have enough power for my boat...
  3. Stripers 101 - Sticky Threads
    Thinking about installing downriggers on Crestliner so I can get down to striper and eye depth. Cost is significant though, anyone have alternative trolling techniques or practices I could try before spending money for downriggers. I have tried lead core line trolling with some success but I'm...
  4. The Striper Forum
    I fish lake seminole. We have a fishable population of stripers, but not enough to have people to specialize in catching them. The lake I fish on (Lake Seminole Ga) is fairly shallow. River channel depth are around 35'. I routinely see fish, i believe to be striper, that shadow shad in the...
  5. Hudson River
    Just thought it be neat to see what everyone's top four trolling lures were the year so far for me 1. Helsinki ghost , 2. Ghost perch, 3. Hot steel 4. Olive ghost
  6. The Striper Forum
    Hi All, Bought a nice umbrella rig and want to start trolling it this weekend. My reels have 80lb mono on them and my question is, do I need a trolling sinker to get them down? They seem fairly heavy and wonder if anyone's got any advice on doing this. I trolled some deep diving lures just on...
  7. The Striper Forum
    Does anyone have suggestion on a good trolling setup. 22ft boat, 8-10 lines, fishing out of Chesapeake beach MD
  8. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    As the title states I plan on running a Sea Strike #1 planers. Attached to the end of the planer will be a snap swivel and then the fluorocarbon leader. On the Sea Strike website they recommend a 20-30 feet leader. This seems rather long to me and I'm not sure how easy this would be to land a...
  9. Boaters Forum
    Hey everyone, I've been toying with the idea of using a 55lb thrust saltwater trolling motor on a 12' aluminum v hull boat to launch at Chapman's Landing in Stratham out to Great Bay. I'm wondering if this motor would be powerful enough to get me in and out of this area as a means of primary...
  10. The Striper Forum
    I am new to this type of fishing. How do i get baits to the depths where the fish are? i was told for every 10 of depth let out 100ft line per 4oz of weight. Any pointers on this
  11. Trolling for Stripers
    We'll be spending three days on Memorial Day weekend camping and chasing stripers at a local reservoir, trying new techniques in the hopes of weaning myself off of drifting cut bait, which seems to be successful, but oh so boring. I think I've got some pretty good deep diving Rebels, Rapalas...
  12. Vendor Deals
    Pakula Trolling Lure Opprtunity Gets Sweeter at Pelagic Outfitters As you may, or may not have read, Pelagic Outfitters purchased all of the current Pakula USA distributors' remaining inventory as the US distributorship will be changing over to a different company soon. We jumped on this...
  13. Hudson River
    Over the years I have fished only bait. Last year I decided to try trolling an had pretty good luck. This was with simply running two straight lines right off the back. I have since upgraded with two downriggers and did well for salmon last year. My question for those that troll, is running one...
  14. Hudson River
    I'm gonna start dragging plugs starting on Monday and continue throughout the week before the herring start stacking up. I'm new to this whole trolling thing so as I was tying leaders today I wondered if I should be running flouro leaders to the plugs as well. Also do you guys tie directly to...
  15. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    I'm just starting out trolling for stripers. I wanted to see if this would be a half decent set up to troll with http://www.ebay.com/itm/400416544230?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 Thanks
  16. Hudson River
    I fish out of HHPark and use fresh herring or cut bait. My question is has .anybody used plugs up this way with good results, My boat is equipped with electronics and downriggers. I fish Lake Champlain with big plugs with good catches on many days.:trink08:
  17. The Striper Forum
  18. The Striper Forum
    When trolling I was wondering if the more line out makes the baits go deeper or shallower. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  19. The Striper Forum
    Out here in the California Delta we do alot of trolling. I was wondering if there are many of you folks that troll and if so what kind of rig do you use? Here's what most of us do. On 60lb. Power Pro braided line attach a 4 ft. 25 lb. mono leader with a 60 lb. swivle. On a snap at the end of the...
  20. Trolling for Stripers
    need help trolling 15 feet or less. tandem rig or single bucktail correct speed weight of lure thanks for the help
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