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Old 04-21-2005, 10:29 AM
Mr Ed Mr Ed is offline
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Default ACE Basin Stripers

As soon as the water temp drops below 70 the stripers start showing up the tidal waters. Menhaden, finger mullet, and live shrimp are baits of choice. Bucktails with plastic trailers and topwater plugs are used where fish are breaking. November to New Years, cut mullet on the bottom on the down tide edges of sand bars. May through July we take the jon boats up the rivers to the deep holes on the outside of bends in the river. Trapped live eels are the bait of choice. Ever catch a 40 pound fish in a river 30 feet wide ? Add to that, pitch black dark and you are really deep in the swamp with overhanging trees, snakes and alligators. It's a blast !

There are small populations of stripers in other coastal rivers that are completely overlooked by anglers. Truly I have NEVER seen another angler fishing for stripers while we are catching one after another. I choose to keep these places to myself but I will say this. If you travel I-95 to Florida, honk when you go by.
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