Stripers follow the herring running up the Hudson River and therefore make great bait. Most folks use Sabiki rigs to catch them. Those dang hooks catch everything. I've seen something called a Sabiki Rod that "stores" the rig, but reviews are very mixed. I'm convinced that a spinning rod/reel is better, using a clear plastic tube to store the Sabiki rig once your done … [Read more...]
What is the best setup for fast river fishing?
User Question: I am in need of a rod and reel. I fish for Salmon in the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. I have been bottom bouncing in the river but have had limited success. I have been using a Fenwick rod and an ABU Garcia Ambassadeur 6501 reel. I have not been able to cast quite as far out as many of the others I fish with and have had limited success while … [Read more...]