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Discussion in 'Striper Fishing' started by NJ CLAD, May 8, 2009.
What weight line and leader do you guys and gals use for stripped bass?
I usually use BBG 20 lb test with the same line as my leader.
20 pound main line (bbg) and a 40 pound(bbg)leader.
If i'm throwing jigs....I'll use 17# mono.
If I'm fishing live skipjacks on bottom....I'll use 30# mono.:crazy:
I use 50 lb braid and a heavy trotline as a leader, different but it works great in heavy abrasion areas. My jig pole I use stren 10lb high knot strength. It is every bit as stong as some 15lb monos I have seen.
Call me crazy I use 12 to 14lb. test line either pluggin or bottom fishing.
I use 20lb mainline when downlining a carolina rig for suspended stripers with a 20lb flouro leader.
I have used 20# Berkley Big Game. If you are fishing clear water or flat lining, I'd suggest using a 6-8' fluorocarbon leader with a good swivel between the two lines. I've found that stripers can sometimes be line shy. Fluorocarbon eliminates the problem.
It's all according to where I'm fishing, but I never use very heavy line. Around dams and steam plants where there's a lot of rip rap and rocks, 17 to 20 lb. line. In smaller rivers and creeks with open water and few stickups, 12 to 15 lb. test.
Depends on what type of water, open lake 15lb berkley big game with matching flo carbon leader but if i am fishing heaving cover with big fish lurking around atleast 40lb unless you dont mind getting your feelings hurt
i just use my catfish rods and say screw it.....they work just fine
Quoting Flootie , I use my catfish rods. I've had my feelings destroyed by too many stripers too many times to use otherwise. I may look into investing in a striper setup if such an item exists , but I prefer my catfish rods. If and when I happen to obtain this setup , I'll spool it with 50 pound braid to avoid the tragic events 2 years ago when a 30 inch striper got within 3' of me and snapped my line. Never again!!
Just like catfishing - it depends where you're fishing!
I think you need an entirely different set-up if fishing for cats in Brookville vs the Markland Dam hydros and the same goes for stripes.
If you're lucky enough to pull 20 inch jacks in the trophy rivers in the great state of TN (the best in the United States!) you better be spooled for bear.
If you're messing with the schoolie fish in lake Cumberland in open water you need small diameter flourocarbon just to get a bite.
depends were I'm fishing at I use from 12 to 30 lb test
I fish for stripers and catfish below dams.. and I use the exact same setup.. surf rods with 25-30# BG