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Morning all.
I'm looking for information on targeting Stripers at or around the Rancocas Creek confluence with the Delaware. I have family who live on the Rancocas where I can drop my boat in 2 miles from the Delaware. Does anyone fish near the Rte 130 bridge area? Can herring be found in the area and/or should Bloodworms be used.

This will be my first time targeting stripers in the Delaware river and any help would be greatly appreciated.

My normal haunts are surf and bay fishing with custom plugs and chunks.
 

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torment,
check w/ Jim's Bait and tackle in riverside. he can tell you what is happening, where and when on the river. The flats on the jersey side just north of the rancocas creek in the delaware has worked well for me. Right on the edge of the channel, outgoing tide w/ bloods....now is the time to hit them. I've only caught cats and white perch at the 130 bridge
 

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reelayer hey thank for thinking of me. (jim) but i sold the store 5 years ago to Ric and now he is out of buisness.torment there is great striper fishing on the main river right at the mouth of the rancocas.to the north a about one mile there is a good sand bar between the main river channel and land (delanco).fish the rips and dropoffs in 10-15 feet.to the south about 2 miles there is an old launch on the jersey side.and a range marker out buy the channel edge.the mouth of the pompeston creek comes out there also.there is a big sand bar there with rips on both sides.also the flats on the jesey side has alot of eel grass that hold plenty of bait there for stripers too.it gets very crowded at the mouth at prime time.dont be afraid to go find your little spot.some people just look for other boats and crowd their way in.when the fish are here they are all over not in one spot.its a little early though couple weeks and its game time!bloods early are hard to beat but when you get fresh or better live herring your in. good luck
 

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Originally posted by leprechaun:
reelayer hey thank for thinking of me. (jim) but i sold the store 5 years ago to Ric and now he is out of buisness.torment there is great striper fishing on the main river right at the mouth of the rancocas.to the north a about one mile there is a good sand bar between the main river channel and land (delanco).fish the rips and dropoffs in 10-15 feet.to the south about 2 miles there is an old launch on the jersey side.and a range marker out buy the channel edge.the mouth of the pompeston creek comes out there also.there is a big sand bar there with rips on both sides.also the flats on the jesey side has alot of eel grass that hold plenty of bait there for stripers too.it gets very crowded at the mouth at prime time.dont be afraid to go find your little spot.some people just look for other boats and crowd their way in.when the fish are here they are all over not in one spot.its a little early though couple weeks and its game time!bloods early are hard to beat but when you get fresh or better live herring your in. good luck
Yo Jimmy! Good seeing you at the Jug. We'll do another gathering soon.
 

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Thanks reelayer and Jim.
Well it appears I would have a decent ride from where my relatives live on the Rancocas (3 miles in).

Jim you mentioned an old launch, can you still put in small boats from there? Have a 16ft grumman that I will be using. Thanks again Gents!

Kevin

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Hey Jimmy, glad to see you on the barn. I knew you were on here, but this is the first we crossed lines. We've hunted together for years in Woodstown. We need to get together and so some fishing.
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hi ed... give me a call anytime.and we'll hook up and go get-um.next time your in town give me call will go have a beer.cell (609)605-6398 jim.... scott let me know when i'm there!
 

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always did good in places as mentioned.bloods and also caught a few on storm wildeye shads.bloods get exspensive when u start feeding the cattys.i grew up on the chokey rancocey.good place to have a boat.sometimes water clarity can be a prob. fishing and semi-submerged logs and sand bars can be a prob. navigating.
caught some nice largemouth and a muskie also towards lumberton.
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Ive caught some nice sized stripers in feeder creeks in Lumberton on the rancocas. My buddy lives on the creek there, had them up to 30 inches on shinners. Great place to try is where the Rancocas meets the Delaware if you have a boat. Always some good fishing there. Big cats,muskie, and largemouth also add to the fun.
 

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Originally posted by torment:
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Jim you mentioned an old launch, can you still put in small boats from there? Have a 16ft grumman that I will be using. Thanks again Gents!

Kevin [/QB]
torment,
I think that old launch is out of business as well. You could easily launch right across from the mouth of the Rancocas on the Deleware River for free at the PA Boat Comission ramp at Linden Avenue. The boat ramp is just off Street Road in Philly. Brinkman's bait and tackle is on the corner of Street Rd. and Linden Ave. and always have bloodworms at decent prices.
 

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there are two boat luanches right on the rancocas creek. one just before the rail line up the creek lightning jacks and one between the bridge and the mouth of the creek hawk island marinia.both are in riverside.
 

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Originally posted by leprechaun:
there are two boat luanches right on the rancocas creek. one just before the rail line up the creek lightning jacks and one between the bridge and the mouth of the creek hawk island marinia.both are in riverside.
Since I saw a leprechaun without a preplan, and on St. Paddy's day, do I win a pot o gold....or a rolled up bar towel? :D ;)

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yo jim it's Ray Trainor good to see you on the barn i am usually on Dbay forum ,Steve and i are selling the Mako ,check it out on barn sale , got a 2520xl parker,come out with us this spring (portnorris) GIVE ME A call 609 352 3933 toment got the right guy for river questions !
 

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Originally posted by finaddict5:
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Jim you mentioned an old launch, can you still put in small boats from there? Have a 16ft grumman that I will be using. Thanks again Gents!

Kevin
torment,
I think that old launch is out of business as well. You could easily launch right across from the mouth of the Rancocas on the Deleware River for free at the PA Boat Comission ramp at Linden Avenue. The boat ramp is just off Street Road in Philly. Brinkman's bait and tackle is on the corner of Street Rd. and Linden Ave. and always have bloodworms at decent prices. [/QB]</font>[/QUOTE]Linden is a good place as Bry said for that creek and riverFREE LAUNCH
Brinkmans is state and Linden :cool:

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Back in the day, the herring would fill the Rancocas Creek at Mount Holly, they couldn't make it past the dams. We used to have a lot of fun with them when we were kids. Never even new what a striper was back then. I always tell my nephew to target them but he goes to the Deleware Bay instead.
 

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Wish the herring still did that around here Tedman. I go up to the dams frequently to check for them, but havent seen any yet. I know they make a run behind my dads work in Mt. Holly every year, but by the time i get there with the net..poof theyre gone!
 

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OK Fellas, it's finally time that I can get out there. Did I miss the mass run up the river already? I hate when work gets in the way of fishing.... This weekend I plan on going out Fri-Sun, are bloods still the ticket or should I attempt chunking herring?

Thanks in advance for any and all info....
 

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Ive heard all bass have been on Blood worms. If you can get live herring im sure youll do good with them to. Some biggens being caught though. Get out there!
 

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Man it's hard to believe fishing is that good for Stripers up in the Delran area. I grew up off of creek road in the 80's my parents still live up that way but the neighborhood sure has changed. All we ever caught were catfish off the banks. never even heard of stripers. I'm glad they cleaned it up and the fishin is good. Thanks Tim
 

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Originally posted by Hand's B&T:
Man it's hard to believe fishing is that good for Stripers up in the Delran area. I grew up off of creek road in the 80's my parents still live up that way but the neighborhood sure has changed. All we ever caught were catfish off the banks. never even heard of stripers. I'm glad they cleaned it up and the fishin is good. Thanks Tim
Did you go to Delran High? I graduated in 86. You aren't kidding about the changes. Nothing like when I was young. Red_Cherokee and others moved in a removed all the woods! ;) :D
 
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