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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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