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i thank everyone for helping me out with my popper question but i am now faced with another one. i will be fishing sat morning around 6am coming out of risley channel and behind margate. i am taking my sons who have never caught a striper. i will be throwing poppers but i wanted to bring along some bait. what do you think is better clams or eel. or should i do both. i would love them to hook up. they are to young and to unexperienced to throw lures.
 

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Eels live-lined at night on a drift are absolutley deadly. Almost 100% in the fall. At that time I would do clam. Get creative, dead-sticking will bring a lot of junk as well but it's good. A nice strip on a w b-tail is the ticket.

Good Luck, Hope your boys get one !!!
 

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Originally posted by capt.snagalot:
is it too early to fish for striped bass either in the bays or ocean?
No way man, they are there now just maybe not the schoolies. Wet a line
 

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If you are plugging, I would go with the live eel. It will be easier while drift fishing. Clamming works better anchored up with some chumming. Stripers will hit eel anytime of the year. With this cool down there should be more and better size fish in the back. Hope you get them.
 

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A friend of mine was hitting them pretty good anchored up and using clams, problem is getting good clams. While anchored he hit a couple on plugs, find yourself some structure,ie, bridge, 2 creeks merging, etc. and good luck, you will get other junk, but if you hang in, you'll probably get lucky and get the boys a striper
 

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If you use eels, bring a bucket and put some ice
in it. Take a few of the eels and let them sit
on the ice a while. They can be difficult to
hook otherwise. A small towel will help also.
 

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Just curious, other than a fishfinder rig, how do
you guys like to fish with eels? Anyone ever not
use a weight? I have always kept them on the bottom.
 

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earlybird I use only a live eel on the beach, with no weight. If I need weight i give him a high leadd diet shove a weight down his throat.
 

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If you want to catch alot of fish..I'm saying #'s here...I'd say use the clams anchored up! If your looking for the bigger fish...eels are the way! Stripers can be caught back there pretty much 9 months out of the year! I had fish up to 37" back there the other night! So there are some bigger fish around!

Good luck!
 
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