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    What's your bait for Stripers?

    Going to be hitting a tidal river tomorrow, I love the taste of Striped Bass but I've hardly ever had luck catching them... Sardines are about all that's ever worked for me, so what works for you guys? If it helps your advice any I should be getting there about an hour before high tide and sticking around till the median between high/low tides.
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    Dollar bills.
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    OOOH, Stripers. Sorry.
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    Sardines or anchovies depending on the water temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Sardines or anchovies depending on the water temperature.
    Which for higher or lower? If you don't mind telling.
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    OOOH, Stripers. Sorry.
    Thanks for the laugh at least!
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    dynamite works well.

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    Gummy minnow, clousers, Lefty's deceivers, Enrico Puglisi bait fish. <---all those are flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Gummy minnow, clousers, Lefty's deceivers, Enrico Puglisi bait fish. <---all those are flies.
    I have yet to recondition my fly reel but thanks for the input!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Gummy minnow, clousers, Lefty's deceivers, Enrico Puglisi bait fish. <---all those are flies.
    umm....the stripers in lake lanier can top 50lbs....that's one helluva fly rod if you can land a fish like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBA View Post
    umm....the stripers in lake lanier can top 50lbs....that's one helluva fly rod if you can land a fish like that.
    8-10wt so you can chunk the large flies, and a good drag on your reel. YouTube Henry Cowen for some good Lanier stripers on the fly videos.

    That 8wt I have has pulled in a handful of 20lbs carp out of Varner.

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    In Texas, we troll for striped bass. I used a surf casting rod and a mambo bait casting reel, as those fish get big. We would Heddon Magnum Hell Benders with a big jig as a trailer.
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    ....+1 for sardines or something with similar flash if you're using a lure.
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    I caught 5 schoolies in 30 minutes surf casting at Race Point using a big Red Devil spoon. good luck and show us pictures!
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    We'll see about pics.. the skunk charm is going on this outing >.<
    Reading the responses is making me jealous too, a 23" or 24" where I'm going is an "Amazing" catch. There may be batrays too! So I'm going to try and get in as much as I possibly can.
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    On the Chesapeake I've heard of them using cut up squid and eel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Dollar bills.
    beat me to it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Which for higher or lower? If you don't mind telling.
    Sardines for warm water, anchovies for colder.

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    I live on lanier and ive caught some big ones I used shiners and chad on a windy night

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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Dollar bills.
    Damn, beat me to it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    On the Chesapeake I've heard of them using cut up squid and eel.
    This

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    menhaden, finger mullet, shrimp, squid
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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Dollar bills.
    I knew this would show up, but I didn't expect it to be the first answer!

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    If your strippers smell like stripers something is wrong.

    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    How you guys know so much about this things? It's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    How you guys know so much about this things? It's amazing.
    I live and breathe fly fishing. I've been doing it for more than 40 years now.

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