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Old Glory

New to Surf Casting just Moved To Plum Island - Rod Help

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Hi I just moved to Newburyport and want to try surf casting for stripers. My brother gave me some rods and reels but I am not sure if they are appropriate for fishing this area.

 

Lamiglas 11' Med Heavy 17-40 lb line 3-8 oz. Finnor Offshore 9500

Lamiglas Surf King 10' 14-30 lb line 2-4 oz Shimano Thunnis 1200

St. Croix 9' Med 8-20 lb line 1/2-2/12 oz Stradic 6000

 

Are these good set ups for Plum Island? Thanks for your advice.

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You've got your bases covered pretty well. That's one hell of a brother you've got there. Head into Surfland with an of your questions as well, they will put you on the right path.

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Thanks! Can't wait for the fish to get here. Follow up question. What do you use for bait? Chunk? Clams? Eels? What rig?

 

Should I just go to Surfland for my education?

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Hey Old Glory,

 

Congrats to you on the move. I agree with the above posts and yes, Kay is the local guru. I fish the beach and ends a bit and wouldn't mind showing a newbie around if you needed a hand. The area has a lot to offer; great fishing, great people and great pubs/restaurants. Nothing feels better after not catching anything than a cold beer in a chilled mug, I say!

 

Good luck!

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Good area for Surf fishing but a lot of competition! When the weather is nice the beach is lined up from start to finish. I tried Flounder fishing over there last year for fun, i caught a few but none worth keeping since they were small. Also, managed to hook a schoolie with a flounder hook headscratch.gif also, when you have you rod on the beach never leave it unattended even if you have something holding it. My brother left his pole, unattended for a second and the next second it was gone, a fish took it away.


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I suggest using the floating surf rig, its proven to be susccesful on the beaches of PI. Rig it with a fishfinder and a pyramid weight. Seaworms are the way to go but clams,herring and mackerel will also work. The bobber floats your bait off the bottom, so most likely you wont catch skates!!

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Thank you for all the advice. I know no one likes to give out specific spots but which beach is better for fishing? Should I go to the National park or town beach? Do they let you in early in the morning? I have seen campers out there but there is no info on their website.

 

Thanks!

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