Northeast - Spring striper tackle suggestions / opinions

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03-03-2010, 06:33 PM
Hi all, hope you can help.
I'm gearing up for my first spring run. I got into the game in late August so I have not done the spring run yet. I will be fishing the back Barnegat Bay and going out of the Manasquan Inlet. I have a box full of gear and really want to get into soft plastics. Have a lot of Fin S, Tsunamis and Slug Gos. Aside from live baits, what are you guys gearing up with??
I have my stuff lined up on the kitchen table a few times a week staring at it all, my wife is less than thrilled...
Thanks All;?

Legal Bill
03-03-2010, 07:59 PM
Up my way, trolling bucktails is pretty popular in the spring and early summer.

03-03-2010, 09:42 PM
i like surface poppers in the spring up this way.... wieghted artificial shad..... and artificials on weighted jigheads like Fin-s, Gulp...etc.....just my preferences.... gonna fish thewashing machine water or the sod banks mostly?

03-04-2010, 04:21 AM
Get some sabiki rigs and jig up some live macs. Best bait in early spring. Storm shads(plastics baits) are also very good

Fresh Fish
03-04-2010, 01:26 PM
Go to a grocery market, buy a box of whole frozen squid. They'll always be much less expensive than a bait shop will get and stripers don't care about the difference.

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