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Jun 15, 2019 - 6:58:51 AM
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heavy5

USA

929 posts since 11/3/2016

Well we are here for our annual 2 weeks renting on Scusset beach near the Sagamore bridge in Cape Cod . The Cape canal bite of stripers here at the east end has been slow w/ a few 35 lb fish but very little visibility of bait fish however the canal west end & Buzzards Bay seems to be more active . Casting off Scusset is fun for schoolies (small stripers) & is fairly active but no large fish yet & no signs of schools of bait fish which attract the larger fish . The prevailing southerly wind plays an unwanted part in blowing the bait fish out to deeper water away from the beach :o(    

So , any other striper fisherman out there ?

Edited by - heavy5 on 06/15/2019 07:04:08

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:30:45 AM

8901 posts since 8/22/2006

I'm not a stripped bass fisherman by choice but if one does bite my bait it can sure put up a good fight. I prefer black bass and small mouth.

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:37:11 AM
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rinemb

USA

11513 posts since 5/24/2005

Mostly wipers here in Kansas. Strong fight, taste good to me. I don't downrig for them like the big boys. But caught smaller ones. Good luck, brad, in Kansas.

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:50:59 AM
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raybob

USA

13376 posts since 12/11/2003

Used to fish for stripers from the beaches just south of SF during their runs in the summer. Salmon would run then too. Watch for the birds, they'll tell you where the fish are.

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:28:29 AM
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14242 posts since 12/2/2005

I figured out quite some time ago that there are certain things for which I have a talent than can be developed (e.g., cooking, writing, skiing, musical instruments).

There are other things for which I have absolutely no talent, and for which no amount of effort will ever produce a satisfactory result. Among those are golf and fishing.

But I sure do love eating striped bass! One of the finest fish in the sea, if you ask me - among other things, it makes a superb ceviche, for those not horrified by the concept.

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:27:55 PM
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1769 posts since 1/16/2010

I fished for and caught “stripers” off the beaches of Connecticut when I was in submarine school there almost 20 years ago. The locals were happy to show/help a few military boys where/how to have a little fun throwing the hook around. We caught a bunch of them and sure had fun. Along with the stripers, we also caught a ton of eels...talk about a weird experience. First bite I had, I thought it was a fish, reeled it in...saw what I thought was a snake...yanked it out of the water and it let out this horrible scream...really threw me for a loop...I’d never seen anything like those eels before....nasty things.

Probably not the same fish...but there’s a freshwater fish my family in Missouri calls a striper. I think it’s a white bass...which my family in Texas calls a sand bass.

Jun 15, 2019 - 5:10:47 PM

8901 posts since 8/22/2006

Sand bass have this sharp scale on both gill plates that if you are not careful it can cut you pretty bad. Been there done that.

Jun 15, 2019 - 5:41:59 PM
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2496 posts since 2/16/2017

The run up into the schuylkill river here in philly. I've nabbed a couple small ones while fishing for small mouths before. Got a decent but not huge one fishing off the Jersey coast once. I think we were fishing for blue fish that time.

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:04:48 PM

slammer

USA

2742 posts since 12/30/2008

We don’t have striped bass , but can only imagine taking one through the ice!!!
I imagine they fight like lake trout in deep water using their weight , girth and stiff tail .
I want in !!!
Slammer!!!

Jun 16, 2019 - 3:20:07 AM
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RonR

USA

1484 posts since 11/29/2012

We would fish for stripers out of Rock Hall on the Chesapeake Bay in October. They were 20 inch size and sure were tasty. I form the filet in a circle on a pan and fill the center with crab meat and bake it.

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:04:45 AM
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14242 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by RonR

We would fish for stripers out of Rock Hall on the Chesapeake Bay in October. They were 20 inch size and sure were tasty. I form the filet in a circle on a pan and fill the center with crab meat and bake it.


Short of overcooking it, I can think of no way that could possibly suck!

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:05:23 AM

Hawgfiddle65

Scotland

1160 posts since 9/15/2010

Hi

Hopefully flying over to NJ in the fall for stripers fishing Sandy Hook down to IBSP .Been over a couple of times recently and had an absolute blast.Met some good folks and stayed with a nice family . Mainly fly fishing but some lures too. Nothing too big ,maybe 10lb, lots of wee rugby ball schoolies. Mission this time is to find some bluefish. Havent mamanged to meet any Jersey blues yet.
Jim

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:14:19 AM

723 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Hawgfiddle65

Hi

Hopefully flying over to NJ in the fall for stripers fishing Sandy Hook down to IBSP .Been over a couple of times recently and had an absolute blast.Met some good folks and stayed with a nice family . Mainly fly fishing but some lures too. Nothing too big ,maybe 10lb, lots of wee rugby ball schoolies. Mission this time is to find some bluefish. Havent mamanged to meet any Jersey blues yet.
Jim


Sounds like a great trip Jim.  I love fly fishing for salt water species

Jun 17, 2019 - 9:33:06 AM
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Hawgfiddle65

Scotland

1160 posts since 9/15/2010

NJ striper Fall 2017

Jim


 

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:44:59 AM
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heavy5

USA

929 posts since 11/3/2016

quote:
Originally posted by Hawgfiddle65

NJ striper Fall 2017

Jim


And on a fly rod ?  Cool ! 

I was out this this AM --perfect conditions , tide , wind , temp , getting good casting distance , but not a hit  ! Maybe it was the seal that popped up about 30 ' in front of me ----- I'm glad I didn't snag it on a retrieve ! At least that told me there must have been some bait fish around before it appeared  . That's the 2nd time I've seen a nearby seal this week fishing off Scusset beach Ma .

  

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Jun 17, 2019 - 11:04:46 AM

Hawgfiddle65

Scotland

1160 posts since 9/15/2010

Hi

Yup, on a 3 inch chartreuse peanut bunker fly pattern. Right at the beach lip. All the fish I caught last time were right at my feet. Lots of schoolie action in the wash, when lots of other guys were lobbing big plugs at the horizon and catching very little.

So don't ignore the cut at the edge. I love working out beach structure on your east coast beaches.
Jim

Jun 17, 2019 - 12:20:38 PM
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723 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
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Hi

Yup, on a 3 inch chartreuse peanut bunker fly pattern. Right at the beach lip. All the fish I caught last time were right at my feet. Lots of schoolie action in the wash, when lots of other guys were lobbing big plugs at the horizon and catching very little.
 


That makes me think of the guys fishing 20ft wide canals with a 16ft pole.... why don’t they just have a 4ft pole and fish from the other side?

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:18:45 PM
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RonR

USA

1484 posts since 11/29/2012

Jersey Blues are a dark oily meat. They are good smoked with ground pepper pressed into the flesh .My foreman eats the cheeks,he says they taste like scallops. I know they can easily bite a finger to the bone. They are an exciting catch when you get into a school. Right now they are catching big sea bass out on the wrecks. Its a couple of hours out and I usually put out my own chum slick with my morning breakfast.

Jun 18, 2019 - 1:37:38 AM

Hawgfiddle65

Scotland

1160 posts since 9/15/2010

Hi

Ive heard medium sized bluefish make good sashimi, not too strong and fishy. The strong taste developes with cooking. Youre spot on about bluefish bites .I fished down in NC OBX many years ago and I was warned by the skipper to watch out. One fish ,not big ,maybe 2lb max ,turned in my hand and chomped down on my thumb, thru the skin to the nail bed . The air was as blue as the fish! Provided my own chum slick!

Tight lines all

Jim

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