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    Stripers in the D

    So. have any of you guys seen Stripers in the Delaware? How far up and when?

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    Re: Stripers in the D

    I'm at the tidewater outside of Philly and people will start doing C&R in the river in Trenton usually around now. They are in free-flowing lower reaches through the summer (water gap to Trenton). I have heard of people fishing for them at night with live trout they get from the musky hatchery.


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    Re: Stripers in the D

    Seen them all the way up in Bard, its no big secret. You can fish for them too, but you have to dodge the 5000 people with their canoes, pontoon boats, tubes, etc. paddling around in circles right through where the fish are rising, like its the pool from Caddy Shack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Nazi View Post
    Seen them all the way up in Bard, its no big secret. You can fish for them too, but you have to dodge the 5000 people with their canoes, pontoon boats, tubes, etc. paddling around in circles right through where the fish are rising, like its the pool from Caddy Shack.
    Good morning, Back in the ninties the was a stripper caught in Milford, Pa. where the Sawkill comes into the D. I heard it was 40inches long. I think it was in June. Bill the mailman


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    Re: Stripers in the D

    The highest upstream I've personally seen a striper caught was Junction Pool one year when my buddy caught an 18" bass on a sulphur dry fly. I have buddies here in NJ that target stripers including some big fish in the Delaware well below trout country. I live 25 minutes away, but never chase them in the big D.

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    Re: Stripers in the D

    Quote Originally Posted by Future Fanatic View Post
    So. have any of you guys seen Stripers in the Delaware? How far up and when?
    I've seen the at Hale Eddy more than once, jumping clear out of the water chasing size 18 BWO's. Okay, kidding about the last part but I've seen them jumping out of the water chasing food.

    What I'd like to really know... Have you guys seen, CrackerJack, Crazy Joe, Bevans, DJ, tommye, or Dave B.

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    Re: Stripers in the D

    Hugeeee one swam right under me right where the east and west branch meet. Beautiful clear day and water and I was about chest deep. Really cool

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    Re: Stripers in the D

    Quote Originally Posted by dcabarle View Post
    I've seen the at Hale Eddy more than once, jumping clear out of the water chasing size 18 BWO's. Okay, kidding about the last part but I've seen them jumping out of the water chasing food.

    What I'd like to really know... Have you guys seen, CrackerJack, Crazy Joe, Bevans, DJ, tommye, or Dave B.
    DaveB posts on NJ Woods & Waters and sometimes on GST. Not sure where the others are these days.

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    Re: Stripers in the D

    Quote Originally Posted by dcabarle View Post
    I've seen the at Hale Eddy more than once, jumping clear out of the water chasing size 18 BWO's. Okay, kidding about the last part but I've seen them jumping out of the water chasing food.

    What I'd like to really know... Have you guys seen, CrackerJack, Crazy Joe, Bevans, DJ, tommye, or Dave B.
    I've seen them at Bard schooling with the carp, every one I've seen has been huge, as in easily eating a 12-14" trout huge. I've also seen them further downstream, interestingly, after they've been in the river for a while they turn much darker. I had one follow a 20" walleye up that I was reeling in, it made that walleye look tiny.

    I think the person to send after these things is our man #FIN-ITE 34. He seems to have the big-fish game dialed with those giant Pikes flies.

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    Re: Stripers in the D

    I found a striper carcass that had been filleted out on the Willowemoc several years back. That was a surprise. Of course, I can't be certain where it was caught, just where it was discarded.


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    Re: Stripers in the D

    OK... so for those of you who have seen them in Hancock and points east and west, What time of year was it?

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    Re: Stripers in the D

    i saw mine right where the 2 branches meet in may i believe. it was def warm out and the pics i have of the day look like may, i was in a short sleeved shirt it. was abt 10 years ago, again it was fucking enormous easily pushing 40 lbs. and swam right under me as i was wading chest deep right in the jaws (where the 2 branches meet)

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