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I am still after my first striper of my life and my brother and I are going to go out this comming Saturday morning (10/15). My boat is docked at Viking Yachting Center and I usually fish the Great Bay area...can someone tell me where would be my best shot at snagging a striper in this area? I am not new to fishing of course, just never had any luck with stripers and this year we have a boat. I was thinking of trolling using outriggers around the grass flats but I am open to anything..

Thanks for your help!
 

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if your're staying inside try the sod banks. no need for out riggers unless that's what you like to do. we have our best luck w/ small 3/8oz to 1/2oz bucktails w/ mr twisters. my favorite method is just casting a wide range of lures/bucktail/ soft body baits to the sods till you find some fish and figure what they want. another way is to drift live baits or the new berkly or gulp baits like shrimp or crabs. so far, it's been a real pick of a bite. ther is a real good artical in last weeks fishermen mag about this very subject. good luck
 

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You shouldn't have to go too far, reports are starting to flow from fish caught in the Mullica.
methods vary, talk to the local tackle shops for the "hot tickets".Scotts in Mystic always has some info that's accurate or Chesnut Neck.Drifting eels in the L.E. Inlet will turn on but it's a little early to get into that although it's being done with some results.
 

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You shouldn't have to go too far, reports are starting to flow from fish caught in the Mullica.
methods vary, talk to the local tackle shops for the "hot tickets".Scotts in Mystic always has some info that's accurate or Chesnut Neck.Drifting eels in the L.E. Inlet will turn on but it's a little early to get into that although it's being done with some results.
 

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BobLW, I used to dock at viking,and we would start right where the Bass River meets the Mullica River ,drifting an out going tide down to the first set of cuts,using eels,peanut bunker,or spot.then we would move to the mouth of the river,if nothing,we would head to the inlet and either drift eels or anchor up and chum clams.All these area,s will get good action ,but the water temp.may still be a little warm this coming weekend.We will be out!
good luck,Steve
 

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Thanks for the tips! I'm gonna see about getting some eels and try drifting at the above spots. I can keep my boat in the water until Thanksgiving so hopefully by then the water cools off and the action picks up. This may be the year I finally land one. (fingers crossed)

I read the article cc19 talked about, that's what got me going about trolling the sod banks.

I have a couple tube rigs I want to try also with berkly sand worms. Not sure if it will work but I will try anything at this point. I had a lousy summer fishing for flounder in the bay.

I will let you know how I make out. My boat name is "Nautical 2" for those going this Saturday. If you see me out there stop and say hi.

Bob
 

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I was gonna go out today with buddy on his boat in Geat Bay area and he told me at 9AM that its raining buckets at the shore. So we decided towait til next week. Hopefully the weather will be better and the temps lower.
 

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I troll the banks with 1/8-1/2 oz jig heads with 4" grubs of various colors,always get bass/blues/flounder/perch/weakies
 

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the Mullica is on when you can find them the water today was 64.5 degrees, over the last 3 weeks peanut bunker and plugs have outfished the eels by far. the tide was really moving hard in spots 10/14 today i did best along some of the sod banks fish up to 37 inches, still tons of shorts mixed in. i give it a week or two and it will be time to start lying to the boss.
 

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We went out Saturday morning from 6am till noon and got nothing. We started at the parkway bridge and trolled the banks all the way back to Bass River inlet. Not one bite. We had 4 rods out, 1 with an eel, 1 with clam and the other 2 with lures..mostly shallow diving ones. We were about 5 feet from the sod banks and trolled at about 2-3 mph. The tide was high around 8am so we got to fish both sides of it. Still searching for that first striper...the hunt continues!

[ 10-17-2005, 12:40 PM: Message edited by: BobLW ]
 
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