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Jan 14, 2022 18:55:53   #
Thereitgoes
 
Has anyone had any luck using a a top water lure for striped bass? Just curious.

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Jan 14, 2022 19:23:17   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
Thereitgoes wrote:
Has anyone had any luck using a a top water lure for striped bass? Just curious.


Yes. Zara spooks work great for tidal water striper on lower Potomac River. Black chrome belly. 👍

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Jan 14, 2022 19:26:00   #
ripogenu Loc: norfolk, MA
 
Thereitgoes wrote:
Has anyone had any luck using a a top water lure for striped bass? Just curious.


surf fishing for atlantic stripers we frequently use atom poppers (blue/white with bucktail) or a dark blue pencil popper. pop, pop, pop, rest repeat. I continue that right up until I lift the lure out of the water as I have caught them three feet in front of me.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:07:29   #
Big dog Loc: Bayshore, Long Island, New York
 
Thereitgoes wrote:
Has anyone had any luck using a a top water lure for striped bass? Just curious.


Heck yeah, top water is the most fun ! Especially when they knock the lure clear out of the water.
Remember, stripers usually stun their prey with a tail slap, so
When they slap the lure, wait for that second hit.

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Jan 15, 2022 13:42:53   #
HenryG Loc: Falmouth Cape Cod Massachusetts
 
Big dog wrote:
Heck yeah, top water is the most fun ! Especially when they knock the lure clear out of the water.
Remember, stripers usually stun their prey with a tail slap, so
When they slap the lure, wait for that second hit.


🎣👍

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Jan 15, 2022 15:21:31   #
NickP Loc: Delaware
 
Exactly! Buy the biggest stick boat you can then toy with those stripers! I’ve found the best lure for me is actually a Tony Aceta #7 Spoon with a yellow tail on the northern Chesapeake. They also kill the Muskies and Northerns too!

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Jan 15, 2022 16:53:59   #
USAF Major Loc: Sea Bright, NJ
 
I use YoZuri chrystal minnows, 4 or 6 inches when fishing schoolies in the sedges.

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Jan 15, 2022 17:57:07   #
ripogenu Loc: norfolk, MA
 
USAF Major wrote:
I use YoZuri chrystal minnows, 4 or 6 inches when fishing schoolies in the sedges.


I troll with those, great lure.

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Jan 16, 2022 09:23:28   #
kandydisbar Loc: West Orange, NJ
 
ripogenu wrote:
surf fishing for atlantic stripers we frequently use atom poppers (blue/white with bucktail) or a dark blue pencil popper. pop, pop, pop, rest repeat. I continue that right up until I lift the lure out of the water as I have caught them three feet in front of me.


Atom Striper Striker also

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Jan 16, 2022 11:14:18   #
Wild_Bill Loc: North Carolina OBX
 
Top water presentations for stripers work great in low light conditions when they're feeding. When stripers are feeding on the surface they have a distinct tale slap when they strike. When you hear that the game is on!

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Jan 16, 2022 14:15:39   #
Thereitgoes
 
Awesome advice guys. Now all I have to do is find more room in my tackle box. That's harder than finding the fish sometimes. Thanks, I'll look for that tail slap!

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