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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
What kinda setup should I be using for stripers, using bait... i've been fishing with the "fishfinder" setup for a while, i've caught some bluefish during day and lots of robins... should I use the same setup for stripers at night???

What kinda bait should I use? I have clams, what else should I use that i can pickup at the BT shop?
post #2 of 25
you can try a hi-lo rig

post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Ever catch two fish at once on one of those...
post #4 of 25
Hey Pablo,What is the knot that you tie to the 90# swivel?Thanks
post #5 of 25
i dont know, im a plug fisherman. if i were tying one, id prob go with a uni knot
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by pablo147 View Post
you can try a hi-lo rig

Pablo, how many inches between sinker and first hook, also between 1-st and 2-nd one? and how long is it? Thanks
post #7 of 25
I like using a fish finder with a nice size chunk of FRESH bunker (aproximately a third of the body), or a decent size piece of clam. When targeting the big girls, especially when there are bunker pods around. an entire bunker head hooked through the lips to keep the hook point exposed does very well.
Highlow rigs work great too, and can make you more productive with schoolies and other species.
But wheb targeting those keeper bass, a fishfinder and a good looking piece of bait always works for me,,,
post #8 of 25
listen it should be 6 inch from sinker.
And nothing beats a live squimy eel as bait
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
Wow 1/3 of a piece of bunker? I dunno if the bunker i got were big or what but i cut them into like 2" pieces tonight when I fished. Didnt catch much other then nasty crap fish.

How do you hook bunker pieces and what length should i do? The total length i had was maybe a foot long for the fish, bought 3 of em. Cut up one didnt use the others (first time using bunker).

I used my standard fish finger rig. 3 way swivel on end of main line. Off that was a 4' piece of 50# attached to a hook.

On 3rd end was a 3' 50# line attached to a 3oz sinker, wasnt much rip tonight, very smooth/relaxing sounds from the small waves. Coulda went with a 2oz even
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
Also question.. i got a load of pre-snelled hooks i picked up at the local store... they all have snelled hooks on one end, and loops on the other. How do i exactly attach that look to my line??? Can anybody tell me what kinda knot or a diagram showing how to put that loop into my line. i wanna try that hi-low rig
post #11 of 25
If you're using a fish finder rig, run your line through the fish finder slide and then tie it to a barrel swivel. Then attach your snelled hook to the other loop of the barrel swivel using the interlocking loop technique. To do that, insert the loop on your hook's snell through the barrel swivel's loop, then thread the hook through the snell loop and pull it all the way through. If somebody could post a picture of what the end result is, that would probably make it clearer.
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
That'll actually hold??? I thought buot this but thought "there hasta be a better method"
post #13 of 25
Adam you can two things use a fish finder where the sinker slides on the main line and use a spro 80lb duolock snap to attach your hook or if your using a 3way just pass the hoop through the eye of the 3way then pass the hook through the hoop and pull tight. and yes it will work just make sure you have a long enough leader
post #14 of 25
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That'll actually hold??? I thought buot this but thought "there hasta be a better method"


What part of it do you have doubts about?
post #15 of 25
I like leaders no longer than 12 inches and 10/0 hook,with bunker head and about an inch of meat behind the gills being a favorite bait. 3/4 to a 1/2 of bunker more or less
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