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i have been reading that live lining is pretty much the best way to catch some stripers during the day int he bay.

 

i have read around for techniques, but what are the best ways to live line?

 

how far do you leave off your weight (1oz?) to your bait? (4-5 ft?)

 

size hooks?

 

hook through the tail or nose?

 

 

thanks,

curt

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I came across a CLL6000 at a yard sale the otherday for cheap so i picked it up, i'm new to this so an answer to this post would be appreciated by me as well! cool.gif

 

Fish on!!

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View PostLet me help you guys out on some bigger fish.. You will need two rods.

 

 

Catch a spot on small side and live line it about the middle of the pier on a bobber four feet down. Hook it in the tail area ( blues)...

 

 

Float it out while fishing for more live bait..

 

 

I use a 1/2 oz egg sinker about two feet above the hook. Steel leaders are not a bad idea either.

 

 

Capt Mike

 

Use a 2/0 hook and hold on to your pole!

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thanks mad deckhand, i now remember seeing that somewhere around here

 

 

jbone:

 

from what i have found reading around, 2-4 feet leader from your sinker, size 4/0 or 2/0 bait hooks, hook the bait through the nose or tail so it will not die and will have better free motion rather than hooking through the mouth

 

 

i would like to give kents narrows a try this weekend but we'll see how things work out whether i can make it or not..

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If you hook it through the upper lip and out the nostril it will live longer. If you're fishing from shore, casting it out under a slip bobber can work well (depending on how much current). Most people use fish finder rigs, longer leaders are very difficult to cast fyi. 12-24'' is about as long as I'll go from shore.

 

From the kayak I use a 2/0-5/0 depending on size of the live bait, bigger bait, bigger hook. Use a piece of a plastic bass worm on the shank to keep the hook from turning into the bait. I use 4ft leaders with an egg weight above a swivel and drop them straight down around structure. Works great.

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I haven't been out since the second weekend of October, but I am heading out tomorrow and all this weekend.

 

Biggest so far on the yak was about 34'' this summer at the bay bridge on a live lined spot. It pulled me around some, but I'm hoping to catch a 40''-50'' fish for a better ride. I'll call it quits this month most likely unless we get some decent weather, we'll see. I plan on making a run or 2 down to the eastern shore in december/jan too.

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nice, I am hoping to get out this wknd also around the bay bridge. Gonna try some live lining and also some jigging. Just wanna get out on some water n on some fish even if it's some blues

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I used fishbites, bloodworms, or night crawlers all summer and it worked well. Night crawlers were actually pretty surprising as I only caught spot on them. On the fishbites or bms I'd catch perch or hardhead occasionally.

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