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Any one doing any striper fishing this season yet, they say that they run about the end of February in TN a friend of mine caught a five pounder a few weeks ago but it seems like things have slowed down a lot any tips?

What do yall use for bait?
 

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i have not been fishing for striper lately, but live bait is always the most consistent choice in catching them. Use big gizzard shad and skipjack herring for your big daddy stripers. You also want your bait to be fresh caught. Not the half dead bait you buy at your local gas station on your way to lake.

If your going to throw artificial bait also, do it only in early morning or late when the sun is down. Use your live bait when the sun is high. If im throwing artificial bait in the morning my choice would be a soft jerk bait or a big shallow diving crankbait.

Hope that answered your questions.
 

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here in new york the striper season is just getting started right now you can fish in the hudson they are swimming upriver to spawn they are catching small fish under 28"blood and sand worms are the bait.in april the season starts for the rest of the state again worms but clam belly,bunkerand herring are also used.alot of guys plug for em with bottle neck poppers swimming and diving plugs anther trick is to use bucktails with an uncle josh pork rind.does that help:tongue:
 

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no prob glad to help.Down your way i would prob use gizzard shads cuts or whole small ones.from shore heres a killer rig ssetup.Slip a fishfinder clip on put a bead then tie a blood knot to swivel.from swivel tie a 3-4' leader of 20#flourocarbon to a #6/0 circle hook add bait.cast out from shore put in rod holder and waitwhen fish strikes resit hurge to set hook,slowly reel up the circle hook will set itself in the corner of fishes mouth.This set up will catch anything that swims ENJOY:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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after moveing to the mohawk valley i miss striper of dennings point in beacon in the old hudson as i grew up it became a right of summer striper contest shad and crabing for blue claws(fishing in the mohawk aka erie canal is ok but not as good as the hudson and it's creeks and streams)
 

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hey bill i usually fish the croton areafrom shore .do you know any good spots from albany down to go shad fishing from shore i just read an article in the conservationist.let me know here our you can pm me:bye:
 

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hey bill any word on the shad yet?:bye:
 

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no dont pay atention no that i am in a area where thet are not in the fishkill creek by south ave in beacon all you needed was a dip net and you was good to go:ibtl: but now i get to mis that all for a move upstate but atleast the deer is good
 

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so you saying the fishkill creek might be a good spot ?:confused:
 

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in beacon on the the new tail by the south ave bridge is good for shad and the grab come in to the creek there too al it is the only part of the creek effected by tide. be about 6 years since i have got there to ish it the walking deck is nice they put in put it blocked of a way to get to the creek in that spot used to be a set of steps to a door on the old fatory u could get down and up in the wood befor the dam(sucker falls) is a good spot for sunny to bass at times
 

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im going to be camping in harriam beacons not to far away maybe ill check it out after my turkey hunt.i just found a g dam tick on my shoulder from trout fishingi got all of himout and no blood in him put some triple antibiotic cream on it
 

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awesome ihear the stipers are starting to get thick up the hudson they're slamming them in the croton area
 

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best of luck joel at the beacon river front there used to be some good spots by the train station the floating docks where a good spot if they still let you fish from them
 

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i hear beacons a little shady and dangerous
 

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grew up there lived there till 2001 the only thing shady is all the art and antque dealers. and the 900 plus bucks they get for a studio apartment now days.
beacon has always had a bad rep plus it only is home to down state cor fiskill cor and camp beacon there fine state run vacation spots the book you for 1- to life stays
 
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