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They are biting on every part of the tide. Slows down during the slack, but trolling works during those times. Bait of choice is live bunker.
 

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Different stage of the tide, the bite may change locations. Some spots fish better on one tide stage than others. However, I believe stripers will develop a feeding pattern throughout a particular fishery which will apply to the entire general area. There will be times that you have to have a line in the water for the last 20 minutes of the outgoing if you want a bite. Other times, tide will make no difference and the bite will continue through slack, in, out, high, low.

As the season progresses, the warmer the water, the more finicky & tide dependent the bite will be. In the summer, the incoming will bring cooler water which will trigger a bite. In the earlier part of the season, Outgoing and warmer water temps are preferred for the fish to feed.
 
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