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  1. The Striper Forum
    Yesterday my buddy and I were wading in a creek and were about 100 yards from the boat. Got the surprise of a lifetime when this bad boy started pulling serious drag as we were fishing for spots in shallow water. Curious as to how much you think he might have weighed? Felt like he might have...
  2. Plugs and Plug Building
    I'm looking for a some kind of diagram showing how different plugs should be weighted. I've seen a few pics here and there but nothing that covers most plug shapes. If this is covered in thread, I sure can't find it. -Thanks
  3. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    Length, Age, & Weight Chart - STRIPED BASS ! In jpg and pdf format ( ATTACHED ) . . . ENJOY ! Tight Lines !
  4. Sweetwater Fishing -Freshwater Stripers
    Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca and Bass Fishing Black Bass Length, Girth, & Weight Data BLACK BASS varieties include: Choctaw, Guadalupe, largemouth, redeye, shoal, smallmouth, spotted, and Suwannee bass My analysis of hundreds of reported black bass catches with length, girth, and weight...
  5. Plugs and Plug Building
    I've run into a little problem when it comes to lures that require tailweights like pencils etc, Ive looked around for the mold and they don't sell it, I first started using 3/8" or smaller copper tubing and pouring the lead into it then drilling threw it to make the whole but the bits always...
  6. Hudson River
    I am a newbie but have put in well over a 100 hours this year trying to hook up with a linesider. I fish with typically live herring and fresh chunk with multiple poles off an anchored boat. I fish the Glasco flats mostly setting up on edge of dropoff and mud flat with lines in 12-14 fow and...
  7. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    If I want to go bottom fishing, is it alright to tie a weight to the line before the leader? Or do i need to attach it to a swivel?
  8. Buy - Sell - Trade
    I make some rare and unique (at least in the south) weght forward lures for Striper, Hybrid, and White Bass fishing. The spin on the descent as well as the retrieve. This is a hobby and I'm not in the business to make money, but make enough lures to sell a few. Feel free to see if you want any...
  9. Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic.
    The other day I was at a gentlemens house purchasing a rod and reel for stripers. Being green to the sport I was asking him tons of questions about the sport. The rod I purchased was 1-4oz for plugging. I told him I would like to do some bait fishing also. He told me it would be fine as long...
  10. Plugs and Plug Building
    I just started turning plugs on a friend of mines lathe, I was just wondering where there correct spots to weight them and how much weight to use. I made a 5-1/4" swimmer, 3-1/2" swimmer, and an 8" pikie. I've never built plugs before, just need a little advice. Thanks
  11. Plugs and Plug Building
    For those of us that every wondered what the theoretical weight of a slug of lead is...
  12. Plugs and Plug Building
    Hey guys, here's what I have and did. A 7" needlefish,tail is 3/4" wide. I drilled a 1/4" bit into tail end 1" deep to fit a .24oz tail weight which is 1/4 wide and 1" long.A nice fit, but couldn't use tail grommet and used a belly that fits snug over tail weight and covers the hole drilled...
  13. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Hi All, Looking for your advice. I just bought a 9' 12 weight rod as a cannon for heavy duty surf fishing throwing large flies into the wind. Looking for advice on a good reel w/ dependable drag, preferably sealed so it will stand up to the surf & sand mix, and also let me switch spools...
  14. Shorebound - Surf Beginners
    Quetion When using a lure do you need attach weight, leader and swivel to catch these stripers? Also can anyone tell me if my tackle is ok for surf or pier fishing or fishing in the aqueduct? 1. Medium action rod shakespeare 7ft 2.12 lb pound of triline 3.REEL Gear ratio 4.6:1 14 lb/255yds 4...
  15. Striper Guides & Charters
    We are introducing a new Striper Shark downrigger weight for trolling up Striped Bass. check out....... http://www.sharkcannonballs.com/samia_striper_shark.html Capt. Jimmy Samia www.acecharters.com
  16. The Wiper Room
    Anybody know of a table or such that lists an average weight for a given legth hybrid ? I've found them for stripers, but not hybrids . I caught a pretty nice one out of a local lake this AM and was just curious about the weight . It came from a lake known as a "bait tank" , so it was healthy...
  17. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Hi all, I bought a light 7' rod and reel, a little Okuma setup to try throwing poppers and plugs.(also to use from my boat)..it is rated a 0.5 - 1.5 ounces. My question is what If I try to throw 2 - 3 ounce Kastmasters occassionally. Am I risking serious damage or worse? I am continuing to...
  18. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    just wondering what type of weight most of you throw from the surf--------(lures)------------the light ones seem to be more plentiful in most shops --------is this because they are more effective?
  19. Saltwater Tackle Shop
    Any thoughts opinions out there regarding using a sliding sinker/fishfinder rig vs. a rig with the weight tied to the line for using bait from the shore? I fish the Hudson River spring run, bloods, chunk herring, hopefully live herring this year. Thanks in advance for the feedback!
  20. Boat repair issues & Shop Maintenance
    I want to trailer an 18 ft Hydrasport with a 115 Mercury o/b on a Karavan trailer about a mile or so. I just got a new beater pickup Dodge Dakota 6 cylinder and the gross vehicle trailer weight is 2000 lb and 200 lb at the tongue limits. Also the launch can get pretty slippery on low tides -...
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