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Fishing for these elusive predators can be rather difficult at time especially if you are a beginner. If you really study and learn how to catch one you will be really using your time wisely on the water. There are several different fishing techniques you can use when fishing for the unpredictable, tricky stripers.

A great tip is to use a fluorocarbon leader which is clear virtually invisible line in the water so the fish cannot see it. Three main things to focus on are equipment, timing and bait. You also want to find out the size of the stripers in the water that your fishing as this might impact the size of your lures of bait that you will be using.

One way you can fish for these tough fighters is by beach or surf fishing and you don’t need much equipment for this method. Your basic items required would be a good strong surf rod, correct terminal tackle, a strong line, a sand spike and of course your best fishing boots for grip! Your surf rod should be approximately 8 to 10 feet long and after you cast it should be held vertically in the sand spike. You want your line to take at least 10 to 20 pounds. For your tackle it’s really up to you. There are so many different baits and lures and all have special tricks and advantages to get stripers in the surf. I would have several to pick from depending on the fish action and conditions.

Some more ways you can try is spear fishing and also jetty fishing. Spear fishing is one of the most complicated types and requires true skill. With jetty fishing, you need to keep safety as key for one swift slip or a big wave can produce broken bones or even worse. With this kind of fishing you will certainly need to invest in a great pair of jetty spikes and an alert brain.

Bridge fishing is also a very fruitful, valuable way to catch these fish. Unfortunately, this way can be costly and there is a lot of planning and preparation involved. You will need heavy duty line and equipment, and just in case you can’t haul the fish after you have landed it you also should invest in a bridge net and grappling hook.

Last but not least, is by boat and fishing for stripers this way requires a strong knowledge of tidal conditions and how they pertain to the stripers feeding patterns. Fishermen will troll live bait such as eels or bunker fish or use artificial lures or they will also use bottom-fishing with chopped bait like bunker or clams. Another technique is jigging with weighted lures and fly casting.

Whichever method you use if you go at the right time and know where to go you should have some definite luck at catching one of these stunning fish hook, line and sinker!



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Where Can I Catch a Striped Bass?

Fishing for stripers can be a very satisfying adventure especially for the experienced fisherman. The average catch is between 10 to 20 pounds but they do grow much larger. The largest Striped Bass ever caught weighed in at close to 82 pounds! That is a big fish and a rewarding catch no doubt.

The Atlantic coastline of North America to roughly Louisiana is where the striped bass naturally originated from. These types of fish migrate on a regular basis between salt and fresh water and the spawning only happens in fresh water. These fish have been introduced to areas outside their natural range such as the Pacific Coast of North America and many natural lakes across the United States.

During springtime, the migratory striped bass runs up the rivers and into other fresh water areas to spawn. The second big run happens again in late in the fall where they go to shelter. The fall run is the best time to catch one of these beauties and many fishers exert their focus and energy on this time of the year. The bite begins close to the shoreline when the temperature is just right at 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring and then comes back full force in early fall. As soon as the water temperatures start to go back down so does the biting action.

You need to really know the striped bass feeding patters to have been chance of catching one and this can be quite tricky because they mostly feed during restricted daylight times. They mostly feed at dawn and dusk and of course during the night. They do feed during the day but not as often. When they do feed its quick and the spurts only last a few minutes. After they eat the stripers instantly head down to deeper waters. You need to keep on the lookout for swarms of birds feeding on the surface as more than likely the stripers should be there also.

Stripers also roam in schools so where you found one, you will probably find another. Also, be on the lookout for channels of water moving into lakes rivers and streams because snipers love fast flowing current for oxygenation.


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