Bgk88

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  1. Send the ones that don’t work to a painter and have them reproduce?
  2. Temp at the probe or on the transducer? Can always get another probe. At least the x4 probe is cheaper than the x4d.
  3. Bgk88

    Hudson River Spring striper update

    Are you trolling the tides or just when things are slow? I only troll, can’t be bothered with bait when lures are so easy to keep alive.
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    Hudson River Spring striper update

    It’s going to come to an end quickly here. Strange year, but every season is a blessing.
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    Hudson River Spring striper update

    If you’re going to be fishing out of the Kingston area PM me. I’m happy to assist and share info.
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    Hudson River Spring striper update

    Blood worms are effective if you drift them through fish. Anchoring and bottom fishing them yields basically any species stealing your $1.25 worm. If you’re going to anchor fish live herring. Use a circle hook right through the nose, or use a tiny zip tie through the nose and put your hook through the zip tie. Clip the dorsal or tail fins of bait. I strictly troll as to avoid the catching/buying/keeping the bait alive issue. Rapala F18’s trolled 30’ behind the ball just above the fish is my game. Downriggers and lead core are effective. 20 lb mono main line, 4’ 20# flouro leader. Troll at 2.6-3.0 at the probe. Most importantly, let the 40”+ fish go even though they’re legal and keep the 18-28” legal fish (i keep 22-28”) for table fare. They eat better and it’s for the good of the fishery. Pics and measurements of the big ones, and if you want a mount go replica.
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    Hudson River Spring striper update

    This is where I launch. Worth the money since two can launch at a time and plenty of parking. Sleightsburg is cramped at best, but free. Both launches are treated like they’re fishing piers so you always have some interesting people that at times get in the way. Most are fine.
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    Hudson River Spring striper update

    I imagine it will be good bu Wednesday.
  9. Nice. Love J-11’s. Such a versatile lure.
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    Hudson River Spring striper update

    I’m figuring by 5/1 we should see temps worth fishing. 49-50 is what I like to see but as soon as it’s 47/48 I’ll start fishing this year. We’re easily 10-14 days behind the norm, and I’m sure spawn will happen roughly same time as usual. Going to be a shorter than usual and intense season I think.
  11. Bgk88

    Hudson River Spring striper update

    I was out today. The water temp was 44-45 degrees in the Kingston area. I did mark a fair amount of fish but it’s simply too cold to effectively troll yet.
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    Wanted 18 to 20 ft boat

    You will be able to find a plethora of nice boats in that size range at that price. With that budget be patient to find exactly what you want, because it’s out there.
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    Insane fall salmon fishing

    Great video. The mate definitely earned his keep that day.
  14. Great tackle boxes. Easily hold slender stick baits up to 7”. From experience, if you are going to use it for say rapala F18’s you need to remove a couple trays, they are too wide. Great for anything smaller. For F18’s or larger be prepared to take a few trays out to hold 96, or go up to a special mate musky box (45 slots, but each will hold 2 rapala f18’s with the extra hole per divider so 90 total and less snagging below the divider). I own 2 musky boxes and 1 of these. Pic for how the musky box will hold two per divider. Much taller than this 8”, which is nicer about the 8”.