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  1. Hi All, thank you for your time. I surf fish in NY and usually chunk fish finders with clam or sand turtles (sand fleas/crabs). I recently picked up a few Daiwa SP minnows online and had some good luck hooking up (small/medium sized blues) but so many fish were lost just before we got them to the sand in the final wave. Dad was fishing with: 8ft Okuma Longitude w/ Penn Battle I 4000, 25lb braid I was fishing with: 10ft Penn Prevail w/ Penn Battle II 5000, 25lb braid The lures were 7", Sinking, colors: Bone and Blurple I am wondering if they were getting loose because of the treble hooks, since I've never really lost fish using circles. Does anyone know why we were losing fish or suggestions/best practices to keep them on? I loved fishing with lures. It was lots of fun. Thank you!
  2. Given the choice and the opportunity, where would you pick to go for a week of smallmouth fishing?
  3. His Instagram post...
  4. I’m looking for a nice beginner baitcaster combo and I’m thinking about the two baitcasters names. Does someone who has used both have a recommendation? Even if you have only used one please tell me what you thought.
  5. Hello, I'm hoping to start a thread where people who do freshwater or saltwater fishing could share information and possibly meet up and go fishing. I live in Boston and have been kayak fishing for little over a year all freshwater throughout MA and NH, I'm looking to start doing some saltwater fishing and would love to meet/go out with others who are more experienced in inshore/offshore fishing. I was out in Dorchester Bay for the first time last week and caught a few stripers biggest about 22". Dealing with the wind and waves was an experience but overall I enjoyed it. I'm looking to go out tomorrow to fish for stripers, I'm not sure where I'm going, Possibly Dorchester Bay/Boston Harbor or somewhere south shore. If anyone is going out tomorrow and wouldn't mind me and possibly my cousin tagging along or want to tag along with us let me know.
  6. We all have a lot of free time now.. So I spend every day couple hours or our local lake. We have some trout, bass, crappies, sunfish, and cat fish there. This year trout was not stocked in our lake because of carnivorous... but we still have some of them left from the last year stocking.. Will be interesting to see what you have on your lake! Good luck and stay healthy!
  7. Looking for help, not specific spots i have a adult son (30 ) who is getting into fly fishing, both fresh and salt, as well as some spinning. ( much to my delight as he’s a golfer not a fisherman and I only fish ). He’s in south Portland, are there bodies of waters ( fresh) that are better than others. My goal is to get him to be successful so that when Corona Virus problem breaks we can spend some quality time. I live in MA so don’t have a lot of local knowledge / Intel for his area. Again, not looking for specifics or shops who can point him in th3 right direction.
  8. Looking for a light duty spin reel under $60 lmk what you have thank you
  9. Hey everybody, hope you all are being safe out there. I’m hoping to get some advice on a rod weight selection. Here’s the situation, My main type of fishing is in lakes for lm bass from a boat. I’d like to venture out for striper and other species of game fish and prefer having multiple rods set up for different conditions. I currently have an 8wt with a orvis bass float line and an 8wt with a rio ob sink 7. I’m looking at setting up an intermediate rig. i like the echo ion xl due to the price point either in 8wt or a 9wt paired with an airflo sniper in full int but i can’t decide which. Most fishing guides are using 9wt rods but I’m thinking in terms of cost effectiveness to go with another 8wt and sacrifice the power or follow the latter. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Can’t go fishing so I’ll just buy gear. Cheers!
  10. Cleaning out my closet. These reels don't get used anymore. All are in good working condition. Line included. Will ship to you. I accept paypal. Abu Revo STX first Gen, left hand retrieve, 30 lb PP: $50 shipped Abu ambassadeur 5500c, right hand retrieve, 15 lb Berkley big game: $40 shipped Ultralight Pfleuger president 6725 (rated for 2-6 lb mono): $25 shipped Okuma Aria 20: Included free with President.
  11. Selling a bunch of older tackle boxes. $10 each or take all 6 for $30. Lot of 3 at bottom is $10. All are in good working condition. Pick up in Providence- Cash. Fenwick hi tech 5.7- $10 Old Pal Woodstream 4000 Famous Fish Series- $10 Plano Phantom Pro -$10 Various Planos: Take all 3 for $10.
  12. Hi all, I am at student at UMass Amherst, and am in desperate need of some places to fish. I would ideally like to target largemouth, smallmouth, trout or anything else up here that is willing to bite. I have no idea where to fish. I have tried a few ponds I've seen on google maps, but have had minimal success. I have two spinning rods with staple freshwater lures (jerkbaits, spinner baits, spinners, jigs, plastics, topwater, etc.), as well as a fly rod with some basic flies. I am definitely more apt to fish with spin tackle though. It's also worth noting that I have a pair of fishing waders. Can anyone direct me to any spots that have shore fishing access near Amherst? I have access to a car and willing to drive up to 45 minutes away. I would love to fish some places like the Connecticut River, the Deerfield, or the Oxbow, but have no idea where these places have shore access or where to even start fishing bodies of water like that. I am new to StripersOnline, and this seems like an awesome resource for fishermen. I am from South Jersey and spend the majority of time fishing at home in the back bays or in the ocean for stripers, flounder, weakfish, bluefish, or anything else that bites. I also fish a lot of small ponds near me. I would consider myself a good fisherman, but have caught very little in Mass since coming up here. I feel very much out of my element. I would greatly appreciate any advice or tips on how to fish in the Pioneer Valley.
  13. Up for sale is a huge lot of soft plastics, tons of baits, types, and colors. INCLUDES: Berkley maxscent lures, powebait, zoom flukes and brush hawgs, and strike king tubes. Here is what is available by style bait and color: MAXSCENTS: $4.00 a bag, 40 bags total 5 inch generals (senkos): 3 bags baby bass 3 bags green pumpkin party 4 bags green pumpkin 3 bags junebug 4 inch Flatnose minnows (like flukes): 3 bags brown back 4 bags blue back 10 bags white pearl 4 inchCreature hawg (beaver/craw baits): 3 bags grn pump/water 3 bags green pumpkin 4 bags south Africa special POWERBAIT: $2.00 a bag 7 inch powerworms: 20 bags of midnight fire color 3 bags green pumpkin blue fleck 5.5 inch rib snakes ZOOM: Baby brush hogs: $2.50 a bag 1 bag watermelon seed 2 bags watermelon red "The flukes": $2 a bag 12 bags of albino color STRIKE KING TUBES: $2.00 a bag 2.75 inch bitsy tubes: 9 packs of green pumpkin red flake By my counts I have 87 total packs available. I would like $4 a bag for the maxscents (which retail $6.99), $2 a bag on powerworms, $2.50 a bag for brush hogs, and $2 a bag on flukes and strike king tubes. By my math, the whole lot would come out to $256 at those prices. I'll sell the whole lot for $215 shipped, or if split buy as many as you want for listed price plus $5 shipping. Buy $40 or more and I'll cover shipping.
  14. I was asked by a friend who lives in south FL to make some spinnerbaits that will imitate Gold Shiners. He referenced a Booyah color that he liked, so I made them for him. The two togegther are 1/2 oz.and molded on an Owner 5/0 hook. Powder painted, with a tied skirt. The other is 1 oz., also with an Owner 5/0 hook.
  15. Any New England trophy large mouth bass fishermen on here? Let’s see some big bass pictures!
  16. Finished out my 2018 season with some nice fish out front on Sunday fishing with Gary and Chris. We spent the morning dodging the fleet to snag some bunker to live line. Had two nice fish landed up to 27lbs. Now it’s time to put away kayak till next season and waiting for the new baby boy to come.
  17. When going for bluegill and smaller bass whats the best practice to set hook automatically when using bobber? I was under impression using biggest possible bobber will set the hook, however i getting too many just take the worm/bait and leave me with bare hook, maybe 2 out of 10 hook like this.
  18. First off its a pleasure to find this forum and post here. I appreciate any help you guys can provide in advance. I need some tips on baits, parking and fishing locations on the outer Cape. Iv'e lived on the Cape my entire life but have never spent the night on the beach in P-town fishing. In the days of my youth I fished Nauset lots but never made my way to Race Point to fish. I recently visited Yellow Stone and have the National Park Pass. I took a ride up a couple weeks ago to refresh my memory. I did notice the parking lot we use to hang out at has mostly washed away, but I did see some smaller parking areas between Herring Cove and Race point. Ive never really explored between the Beach Comber and Truro so I'm not against trying that area out. If you only had one chance to do this adventure where would you start? I live down in Falmouth now and P-Town is a trek for sure. Thanks for your help
  19. I caught my first stripped bass 2 weeks ago 33” and I’m hooked. I was out by Montauk close to governors island. My uncle took me to a sand bar where the edge of the water on the Bar was Bubbling and there was a decent size drop of to the terrain under water and there they were so many on the fish finder. And I caught my fish with a piece of clam within 2 minutes. now I live by the Jones inlet I’m fishing by point lookout and tried to copy what he had done. And I couldn’t get anything but Robins. I was out at magic hour when the sun was coming up. I don’t have a good fish finder just a single pulse but I can see schools of something underneath. I guess what I’m asking is my uncle seemed to know exactly what location to get a stripper how do I pick my location? Please help I’m obsessed with finding another one and anything I find online is how to setup a rig I’m new here and wasn’t sure where to post this thread. Admin Please move it for me if you can (But let me know where lol)
  20. Greetings, I just joined and was interested in those who collect lures and what screw tails Bomber Long A's any one had. I have over 200 and I know I am missing 80+ colors. Bomber made so many variants on top of all the different color patterns. I am still missing a Pumpkinseed color.
  21. I'm from Missouri, Northeast corner of the state that is and wondering is there any more like me here. I fish for large mouth bass and walleye mostly, but bream and crappie are welcome too. Who was that masked man? Son, that's the lone Fisherman! Sorry, I fry in the sun! I'm a newbie here, but it doesn't matter where you get your line at, fishermen are full of knowledge, just waiting to share!
  22. So, I start my morning at the lake around 5:15am, sunrise is approx. 6:10-15am. (I’m lucky to work at a college, surrounded by a huge lake and every morning, I see dozens of bass boat launch) My First choice is top water poppers typically then to a different style top water, of a few different patterns, colors, sizes, etc. My retrieval starts slow, a pop at a time. At times I let the ripples fade away then make another set of ripples or I pop frequently and at faster rate. I have also used jerk baits. The Lake is smooth as glass and bass are jumping all around me. And still NOTHING!!!!! What I'm I doing wrong??? Please advise
  23. Hello everyone. I'm a new member on this site, and new to striper fishing. This year will be my first attempt. I would appreciate any info about rod and reel setup, technique, plugs and lures, times of year, and places to fish( I realize that's probably not going to happen).
  24. Give me your top five (or more) saltwater lures, plugs, soft plastics, or anything else that you have used to fish for stripers and blues over your fishing career.
  25. should I be putting money into pre rigged swimbaits, or jigs and soft plastics?