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Got a phone call from one of my best friends today, asking about the best starter lures for striper fishing for his father-in-law. His in law will only stay here till early fall and may not have a lot of chances to go saltwater fishing. Thus no need of fancy stuff, just a few starter lures which do catch fish. I'd vote for "bombers"and "sp minnows". what do you guys think? Any input would be appreciated!

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I am a newb....super strike white sinking popper has been my go to lure on a number of occasions. With what I know now it would have saved me $$$ by sticking with the basics and some jigs....just sayin'....

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I agree with sp minnows, superstrike little neck poppers, and throw in some tsunami swim shads.

 

All three are easy to use, productive and you can do a solid job covering all depths.

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Tsunami Swim Shads or Eels, Bucktails and Tins, Sluggos n rubbers etc.

 

SP Minnow definitely, Rebel Jumping Minnow, Xrap or Spook XTs. Make sure you upgrade the hardware.

 

Most of these good priced and will catch fish.

 

Goodluck!!

IFTG

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SP minnows are great. Also like yo zuri mag darter. Rubber baits are very good also.

 

Acc. to a couple of tackle shops I visited, Yozuri discontinued the old style mag darter and the new style isn't nearly as good. They also had a major price increase. I found an old mag darter in a shop but they are hard to come by in the color I like. The next stop may be Fleabay ;)

 

-bd

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Thanks guys! I appreciated all the thoughts!

 

FoliFish, I am not sure where my friend will take his father in law to but guess should be either around northshore area or cape cod, mostly open beaches, i guess

 

:)

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Plastic swimmers as already mentioned (redfins, bombers, SP minnows). Don't let "lack of casting distance" dissuade him from trying them...which can be a common rookie mistake. Trust me, I KNOW!!

Pencil poppers are always good for starts in spring. Smack-It poppers are a great producer and fairly inexpensive.

Sluggo on lead heads too (6" on 3/4-1oz heads are a great start).

He doesn't have to jump right into a 10' + rod either. Plenty of good fish can be taken on 8' rods with a 5000 class reel. I have an 8' star rod with a Shimano Stradic 5000Fi that my son uses now, and has out fished me a few times recently using the above lures! Grab an RM Jigsmith or gags Flippin mullet (both spook type baits) as well.

Go get 'em!!

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