Q&A — Long Island Sound

Q&A: Best Lures for LI Sound Striper Jigging and Trolling

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I’m a big fan of your products but would like to get a better focus on what to use. I fish the Western Long Island Sound from a boat in water depths from 12’ to 60’ or more. I target stripers and blues most of the season, though occasionally look for fluke and flounder. Most of the forage here is bunker, both full size, and peanut. What size, style, and rigging do you recommend for this? I would appreciate recommendations for both surface and deeper water, and occasional trolling. A: Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate...

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Q&A: Best Trolling Speed For Perfect Squid Striper

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I just purchased a variety of your plastic trolling squid. I have a 24 ft boat, what is optimal trolling speed or range of speed targeting strippers in LI sound?

A: The best trolling speed for these squids is around 2-3.5knts. They can be trolled a little faster than tube trolling speeds, so it’s a good way to cover ground looking for active fish. It’s also best to work the rod in a jigging motion while on the troll, you can also drop out of gear when fish are marked to drop back the squid and try to get bit.

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Q&A: Best Barbarian Jigs for Sand Eel Imitators

Posted by Booster Apps on

QUESTION: I’m fishing out of a kayak on the north shore of LI near Riverhead. The water depth is 13-25′ sandy bottom (sand bar) and some rocky bottom closer to shore and out deeper. Bluefish, stripers (spotty), fluke, sea robins and good size porgies are the primary fish in the area. What do you suggest? The barbarians look interesting. Swimming eel or paddle – do you recommend a 2oz with a paddle tail? P.S. The bellies of the fish we are catching are loaded with sand eels – Bob M. ANSWER:  Bob, Thanks so much for reaching out to us....

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