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Spring is coming the first reports of striped bass are entering the Hudson River for spawning run.and trout are being caught in the creeks:pickle::ibtl::yes::yes:
 

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stripers are great eating.firm white flesh.some of the bigger fish i wouldnt eat cuz they may have pcbs in them from GE dumping in the river back in the 60-70's
 

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Thanks, a lot of people think pike are not good eating. Well the truth is they are great eating! In the same class as walleye, yellow perch. the big thing is to de-bone them and you have a fine meal. We eat 4-5 lb fish from cold Canadian lakes 60-68* surface water temps.
 

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i have eaten pickeral which are smaller pike.and they are tasty i just grind the bones up and and make fish cakes .mmm dems tasty on a roll with tarter sauce lettuce and maters,:biggrin:
 

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well i fished from 1130 till 600 and struck out.i saw 3 small fish taken amongest the several anglers fishing today.conditions were tough.hard southwest wind 20-25 mph with strong gusts and cold.tomorrow looks better got to replace all the rigs i lost in the rocks today:crybaby: still got pleanty of bait though:rolleyes:
 

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Too early for me but a few walleye stream fishermen are starting to fling some dollflies. Need that water temp to reach the magic 40*-42*. I did move the boat into the garage to start cleaning it up and get ready. For those who don't know Lake Erie is a great walleye lake, maybe the best. Last year we saw a banner year much like the mid 80's when you could limit out in an hour or two. These are not small fish either, two to four pounds average, some much bigger. During summer you can get some smaller fish but for good eating I like 17"-22" spring fish. Lets see now I think I have several bags of batter mix in the freezer.
 

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i have never caught a walleye but those Lindler brothers make it look like fun:coffee:
 

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Joel my Fav' bait for Stripers are live Clams., What do you use for Stripers?
 

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clams are great for the surf/ocean .right now they are in the hudson ,sandworms and bloodworms are the preferred food source right now.in a few weeks the herring and shad will also make the run up the river to spawn thats when things get HOT.i GOT EVERY LURE OUT THERE FOR STRIPERS .i USED TO BE A SURF "RAT" SPENT MANY days and nights chasing those fish all over NY.I got a great book if your interested in reading it over your vacation.you can pm me.
 

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I went today the wind was whipping again so i went to a back cove i know.i got 4 decent catfish,they are swimming in my tub right now.Ill fillet them tomorrow.i also got a bunch of white perch .filleted them up and rolled em in cornmeal and fried em up in bacon grease made some hush puppies and a big salad.No striper's today either.Ill get into yet.I just volunteered with the DEC to do fish surveys of stripped bass and shad /herring.Im hoping to get a job with the DEC once im all better.I figure a little volunteer work will look good on the resume:coffee:
 

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2 10lbers

Went out last week and landed these two ten pounders, i know they get a lot bigger in other lakes but these are pretty good stripers for tims ford lake, TN, actually one is a hybrid
 

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nice work .what did ya use to catch em?they make fine table fare too:yes:
 

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i caught them on live bait i used a leader with a gold spinner and about a 3 to four inch minnow while trolling
 

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joel, I've heard these aren't very good eating but are a heck of a fight. What's your take on eating them.
stripers are great eating but a key thing to do with them is to cut out all the red meat and you got yourself a good meal with fried hushpuppies and coleslaw

sometimes if it is a big striper ill even slice the filets in two making them a little bit thinner
 

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yup i do the same :thumbup:
 
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