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#1099708 - 12/24/08 10:29 AM Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack?
jakeway
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OK, this winter I'm going to try a little Striper action instead of just going after the bait (Skipjack t the Steam Plant).

What size and style hook do you use, and where do you hook the bait?

I'll be using a 7 foot flipping stick set in a rod holder with the spool set on clicker.
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#1099737 - 12/24/08 10:46 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: jakeway]
B.D.
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Gamakatzu or Owner hook - through the nose if you're trolling bait behind a planer, or through the back behind the dorsal if you're still fishing or drifting slower than the current.

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#1099927 - 12/24/08 01:58 PM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: B.D.]
TNLynn
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I use 4/0-6/0 kahle hook and hook them through the nose while drifting them below the dams in current. I use a 3-way swivel with up to 4oz of lead. I if were using them in slack water, I would hook them in the back.
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#1100078 - 12/24/08 04:33 PM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: TNLynn]
stik
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4/0-7/0 eagle claw hooked thru the nostrils.
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#1100384 - 12/24/08 10:10 PM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: stik]
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Jakeaway - Don't switch over to the baitcaster just yet! You will have a ball catching them on your fly rod. Just don't strip back as fast as you do with the skippies, let it really sink, and use some big, long streamers. Jon Jordan caught a 13 pounder the other day, and folks are catching lots of decent hybrids on the fly. I want to see another video this year too! Good luck!
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#1100452 - 12/24/08 11:16 PM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: gil1]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
Jakeaway - Don't switch over to the baitcaster just yet! You will have a ball catching them on your fly rod. Just don't strip back as fast as you do with the skippies, let it really sink, and use some big, long streamers. Jon Jordan caught a 13 pounder the other day, and folks are catching lots of decent hybrids on the fly. I want to see another video this year too! Good luck!


Jeanne and I are planning on going Dec 26 if it doesn't rain. She uses a slow retrieve; last year she caught three saugers on the fly. Hopefully we'll hook into a few.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
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#1100523 - 12/25/08 06:37 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: jakeway]
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Jake , that fly rig is for girls . Use a man rig for stripers . \:D Good luck !
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#1100585 - 12/25/08 08:47 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
Jake , that fly rig is for girls . Use a man rig for stripers . \:D Good luck !


You're actually right. To be honest, sometimes I catch a skipjack and drop it over the side on a baitcaster and put it in a rod holder. Then, I fling a fly rod the rest of the day - the best of both worlds. Except I've never caught anything with the skipjack. \:\(
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#1100639 - 12/25/08 09:49 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: gil1]
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I like a 8/0 octopus(non-circle) the best for baits 12-18 inches.
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#1100838 - 12/25/08 01:38 PM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: gil1]
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
 Originally Posted By: Radar
Jake , that fly rig is for girls . Use a man rig for stripers . \:D Good luck !


You're actually right. To be honest, sometimes I catch a skipjack and drop it over the side on a baitcaster and put it in a rod holder. Then, I fling a fly rod the rest of the day - the best of both worlds. Except I've never caught anything with the skipjack. \:\(


The only way I enjoy fishing for Stripers is with a Zoom Fluke on the top or just below the surface with a baitcaster . I have never really gotten into the baitfishing rigs , although I have caught them with bait while fishing with other fishermen .
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#1101367 - 12/26/08 08:26 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: gil1]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
 Originally Posted By: Radar
Jake , that fly rig is for girls . Use a man rig for stripers . \:D Good luck !


You're actually right. To be honest, sometimes I catch a skipjack and drop it over the side on a baitcaster and put it in a rod holder. Then, I fling a fly rod the rest of the day - the best of both worlds. Except I've never caught anything with the skipjack. \:\(


1) You're right Radar. My daughter is coming along, and the ONLY way she'll fish is with a flyrod.

2) I've done the "leave a bait dragging behind the boat" method a few times myself. I never caught anything either, but once last winter I heard a loud noise behind me and turned around just in time to see the baitcasting rig snapping back up and then going limp. I reeled in the line to an empty hook. I doubt that the skipjack suddenly found the strength to break free. That's the main reason for this thread; that day I didn't have any striper-specific hooks, so I ust used a worm hook from my bass tackle box.
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#1101557 - 12/26/08 02:38 PM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: jakeway]
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Jake , I have fished with guys who drifted shad below balloons when the fish were up higher in the water column .
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#1109873 - 01/02/09 11:23 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: Radar]
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Circle hook if you want the best fight/action out of the fish.
With regular hook I bet 85% of my catches have been gut hooked and do not fight as hard. With the circle hook 100% of catches have been mouuth hooked with 90% of those in the corner of the mounth like advertised.

The big difference is with circle you do not set the hook but rather make a big sweeping action with the slack out of the line.
If you set the hook like tradional methods you will pull the bait/hook right out of the fishes mouth.

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#1111946 - 01/04/09 08:31 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: buckmoss1]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: buckmoss1
Circle hook if you want the best fight/action out of the fish.
With regular hook...


What size circle hook do you use? One of the post above said 4/0 - 7/0 "Eagle Claw", but that's the name of a company, not style of hook.
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#1111987 - 01/04/09 09:24 AM Re: Hooks Striper fishing with Skipjack? [Re: jakeway]
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I use a 6/0 Gamaghatsu (sp)
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