New to Stripper Fishing
Posted August 01 2004 - 03:57 PM
Posted August 01 2004 - 05:28 PM
Ok, if you are fishing from shore, your best bet is to fish from the jetty casting towards the bridge pilings. Yes, you are casting across the travel of boats.
Use either small Spots or small White Perch. Hook them behind the anal opening under the spine using a rather large (2/0+) circle hook. Use a 3-way swivel.....1-1.5 oz sinker on a light test dropper about 6" long....you WILL get snagged in that area as its very rocky there. Cast to the pilings and let the fish swim around the base of the pilings. Hang on !!! Another method is to cast bucktails, jigs, and plugs past the pilings and work them as close as possible to the pilings. Early mornings and late evenings as the sun is setting is a great time for surface poppers amongst the pilings. Skitter Pops, Chug Bugs, and others will usually produce.
Other than that, sling whatever bait towards the pilings and hope for the best.
Posted August 03 2004 - 11:17 AM
Posted August 03 2004 - 12:20 PM
I used to fish just like Ken says. Then I got smarter. I fish from the shore now. I would use a surf outfit and practice casting. When you can hit around 100 yards you are ready. I fish at SPSP regularly(at least 2x weekly).
I went last night for a few hours. We caught bluefish up to 18 inches, jumbo spot, dink stripers and perch. I also hooked up with one of those pesky rays.
My son K-man (11yrs old) caught his first fish ever using a bucktail. It was an undersized flounder but it made him happy.
I was blessed to have caught my biggest fish ever. She was a 42 inch 32lb rockfish. K-man caught him a 15lb 32 incher. My friend come down to the small boat launch and fish that area and to the right. I'll be there tonight.
BTW.....During the summer months the hours right before sundown, coupled with a tide change, just about guarantee a fishing lolapalooza
Posted August 03 2004 - 12:37 PM
Those personal bests were caught during trophy season. The last rock I caught was 24 inches on June 22. Right now there is spotty fishing throughout the whole upper bay. The croakers didn't show like they did last year, but we did catch some. And let me check my other statement too. The spot have been shallow (40 to 50 yards out). I am just suggesting that you get ready for the fall run.....ergo the surf rod....12ft MH 3 to 8 oz, no ugly stick
Posted August 03 2004 - 07:34 PM
I was in a dentist chair this afternoon and did not see your post untill to late. I will be checking out that area later this week and next week, and hope to see you in the near future. I was also thinking about fishing in the early AM. Is that a good time for catching fish at SPSP?
PS I also saw your PM, thanks.
Posted August 15 2004 - 08:18 PM