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Old 09-16-2007, 06:36 PM
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I don't use eels that much. But last night I did. And all I can say is that I don't know why I don't use 'em more often.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:49 PM
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They're not always available where we fish in Staten Island Jim.
If they have them we fish em.
If not its plugs, bunker, clams and sandworms.

The guys who own boats will use minnow traps at the dock but sometimes they get stolen.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:06 AM
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I would love to know the secret to catching them in these traps. I dropped one at a friends dock, tried using cut bait and crushed crabs, all I got was a lot of stink and mummichogs. Would really love to hear the technique if anyone knows it.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:52 PM
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I didn't have any crushed clams or stuff along that line.

I've got a round minnow trap...Simple right.

I tied on 4) 1.5 lb weights (6 lbs). I was told by another fella
on my dock that the trap needs to stay on the bottom.

At about 7:30 PM I dropped down the trap with 2 frozen
full uncut (sea) herring. Came back in from fishing that
night around 3:30AM...

The trap was jammed with eels... I mean loaded!

I think it was a combination between freshfrozen bait.
Weight to keep it down, and retrieving the trap in
a timely manner before the bait was gone. Also, I
would guess a good supply of eels in the area...

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Old 09-17-2007, 10:57 PM
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Really?! That is awesome. I did weigh the trap down but I think maybe you are right, you have to get to it before the bait leaves.... I think I let it soak alot longer than I should have from what you are saying here. I will have to give it another try. The spot I'm doing this is in a marina in a backwater area of the CT river, at the mouth, nice and muddy bottom, etc. I would imagine this is a great place for eels, next time I'll have to tend the trap a little better. Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:44 AM
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hey my name is kenny and i am new here at the site. i live in mass and am only 18 but i kmow what i love and it is to fish it has been in my family for years my great uncle stanley was the founder of gibbs lures(all wooden plugs) i dont no if you guys no about it but. thi sis only my second year striper fishing and i plan to do it for the rest of my life. any sort of pointers or any insight would be much appreciated thank you
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Your in the right place Kenny. Just sit back and read a little while.
Check out the stickies in each forum. Take your time and things will fall into place. Important components are to find productive water where the fish are holding and how the animal will use structure and moving water to ambush prey. Larger fish have slower metabolisms and must spend less energy to feed. Therefore they must hunt smart. Learn what you can about how they hunt what they feed on and how to read the water, this will give you a leg up on others who just go dunk bait and hope to get lucky.
If your related to Stan Gibbs you certainly have striper fishing running through your veins. Welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:25 AM
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my great uncle stanley was the founder of gibbs lures(all wooden plugs) i dont no if you guys no about it but.
oh yeah, got a bunch of Gibbs, good stuff!
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thanks guys i appreciate the help and cant wait to fish. and if any of you guys have any reports on any were down that cape thats holding fish that would be great thank you. kenny
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