Striper fishing around plymouth

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Looking for some tips, tricks and spots for catching stripers. My setup is an identical pair of penn 113s on 7foot ugly stick boat rods, spooled with lead core line. How bout some of your thoughts on lures, setup, speeds, and anything else that might help. I'm new to the fishing scene and have just about a zero fishing IQ. Thanks guys.
 

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Plymouth is tough for jigging wire/leadcore. Tons of traps/bouys and even more lost traps embedded in seafloor. Niner (9er) type umbrella rigs can work. As can eels, live pogies (now!), and chunking. Two places you can get away with jigging are Browns Bank @ high tide, and between Saquish head and Bug light, again on a higher tide, as it's quite shallow in there. I have found that 1-2 hours after slack on a flood tide seems best. There are a lot of very big fish in the area.....ya just got to find them. HTH
 

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Do you trailer your boat or have a mooring in the area? When not doing a trip, I'm always looking for someone to fish with. I actually spend a lot of time on my dinghy ( 14' Whaler Jet), in Plymouth, Kingston and Duxbury Bays. Cheaper on fuel and I can get in the shallows.
 

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I am located a bit north in Scituate. I typically troll 9-er umbrella rigs. The tiger ones seem to produce the best. i chang up with other though. I try to set up in about 10 to 15 feel of water with some good structure. I try to set the rigs out at diffrent depths in the middle of the water columb. I try to keep the boat at just about 3 knots speed over ground. I tend to ignore speed over water, but to slow can cause your rigs to sink to much and you end up hooking the bottom alot. Check the rigs frequently, they do pick up alot of week in shollow water. They really are ment for a little deeper water. I also tow them with mono when I am that shollow the wire seems to sink the rigs to far. Typical arangement is two umbrellas on the my riggers and one big ass plug on a flat line in the center. The plug gets good action and moves alot of water. look up how to dead rig a mackrel also, done right they are pretty deadly also.
 

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The guy asked specifics on how to catch fisn not about charters around the area. Hence Umbralla rigs is an easy beginner route. Yes live bait, dead rigged dait (as I mentioned) and others also do the trick also. The gentleman also mentioned he has trolling set-ups. So umbrella rigs seemed to be the anwser. Please read the speicifics of the questions before you reply with something that has nothing to do with the question, just pushing charters.
 

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There are a world of differences out there in umbrella rigs, good ones will out fish junk 20 - 1. And not just schoolies and blues, rig them right and you can do #s on big bass.

There are ALOT of tricks with rigs.
 
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Lets call it 15 9er rigs, fuel, food, drink and ice to go on your own boat to equal the cost to charter a local company for a full day. You would probably have to be the biggest dumb ass in the world to lose 15 umbrella rigs in one trip to make it equal out and be push to charter someone. I know you guys make a living running charters but to try and tell someone umbrellas are to expensive they should charter someone is sort of stretching it in my opinion.
 

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Ronnie,
You are setting up a pretty good system for your buddy John. So he teaches you how to fish live bait (expensive charter). Then he kindly offers to sell you live bait which is his other profession (expensive bait). I think it is still cheaper and just as effective to buy the $35 umbrella rig from 9'er. $35 would get you a total of 6 fish for bait that may last a few hours. I have had umbrella rigs for years. Are you gettin kick backs from John B?


6 Arm Shad Spinners Rigs - 9ers Lures
 

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I'd rather swap spit with my pitbull after i've kicked him in the nuts then troll . Good old fashion plugging , jigging and live bait for me . Anyone got a spare nose my dog eat mine ................................
 

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Theres NO fish at all in that whole entire area.:D

Bunar is the best in the area, I use to work with him and he knows what hes doing, You will catch fish and a lot of keepers.
 
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