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what rigs do you guys use to fish blood worms in the del river never tried it but want to take a crack at it. i know a spot i can catch 10-18in all day long... but want one of those big ones
 

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Usually a high-low rig and it has to have inline circle hooks for most of the river on the Jersey side. Not familiar w/ Pa regs. 5/0 is sufficient and keeps the perch off the hook.
 

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Phillyfishing I have fished the river for 20 years and have caught 100's of spring stripers on bloods, the biggest in the river going 42". I have always used a fish finder rig, use a 2oz-4oz pyramid type sinker, depending on wind, current and type of line, w/ a 5/0 circle hook, I think certain times of the year you are only permitted to use the circle hooks on the river, but I have gotten used to the circle hooks and use them exclusively when fishing stripers. I like a 20lb florocarbon leader on the hook to be at least 18". I force feed the blood worm the hook through its mouth run as much of the worm up the hook as I can and leave 2"-3" to flutter in the current, others like to make a worm glob on the hook using several worms, both seem to work. Good Luck let us know how you make out!
 

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Originally posted by Grasshopper:
Phillyfishing I have fished the river for 20 years and have caught 100's of spring stripers on bloods, the biggest in the river going 42". I have always used a fish finder rig, use a 2oz-4oz pyramid type sinker, depending on wind, current and type of line, w/ a 5/0 circle hook, I think certain times of the year you are only permitted to use the circle hooks on the river, but I have gotten used to the circle hooks and use them exclusively when fishing stripers. I like a 20lb florocarbon leader on the hook to be at least 18". I force feed the blood worm the hook through its mouth run as much of the worm up the hook as I can and leave 2"-3" to flutter in the current, others like to make a worm glob on the hook using several worms, both seem to work. Good Luck let us know how you make out!
Have to second that,works for me also.I use red hooks or a red bead above hook also.It makes me
feel a little more confident but have caught plenty without.Good luck,it's a lot of fun pulling a nice fish out of the river.
 

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you can't fish for stripers in the river as far down as the comm. barry bridge until june 1st. and if u do fish at all u need to use non offset circle hooks. those are the regs in N.J.i not sure about PENNA. tight lines.
 

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the regs I found say downsteam of the calhoun st. bridge March 1st-March 31st and June 1st- Dec. 31st on the Delware river
 

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10 foot ulgystick,mostly throwing 4 oz. of lead.Seen them caught on every thing.It's kind of a 'just do it"thing.Some of my funnist memories are seeing what
people try to use to catch fish that can get pretty big.
 

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Thats the same rig i use, but i put two red beads between sinker and leader, which keeps weight from sliding down to hook.
 

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I use a Fish finder rig. I like the idea of the red bead. Im gonna try it this year. like you said, probably just for confidence
 

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im fishing just above the baay in the river .so i mostly use a 5/0 or a 6/0 red gammy circle hooks,with about a foot at most for a leader.my rods are 10ft custome with a diawa sealine20,11 6 pinical w/ diawa sealine30,and last my 13 6 custom w/a diawa grand wave z 30.for weight we throw any thing from 4 to 6 all depends on the trash and tide.but yes we catch many fish like this
 
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