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Hey, great to be back..really missed this site and all the news. Anyone out fishing striper?
 

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Well, I fish at reversing falls...down on the floating dock...and the bottom of mainstreet. I hear there are monsters up in Quispam but don't know the area or where.
 

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They have been catching some small stripers down in Grand Bay, under the bridge that goes to Browns Flats...I guess there are lots of gaspereau down that way and the stripers, pickeral, shad and small mouth bass are chasing them around.
 

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I was pickeral fishing in French Lake on Sat 29 May and caught a 16" schoolie. Had no idea there were striped bass in there. It hit a J9 rapala, silver/black.It is on my avatar for now
 

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Stripers are being caught at the falls now , I havent been out yet but My best fishing bud has been down a few times now and has had a few landed , 1 of which keeper plus size.
 

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Tom Benjamin of the Hammond River Angling Association said on the CBC yesterday that the stripers are now in the Hammond River. Don't know where, though.
 

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"I was pickeral fishing in French Lake on Sat 29 May and caught a 16" schoolie. Had no idea there were striped bass in there. It hit a J9 rapala, silver/black.It is on my avatar for now"
-I don't know how to quote

Casey, there is a striper run every spring and every fall through french/indian lake, they spawn in grand lake I'm pretty sure
 

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"I was pickeral fishing in French Lake on Sat 29 May and caught a 16" schoolie. Had no idea there were striped bass in there. It hit a J9 rapala, silver/black.It is on my avatar for now"
-I don't know how to quote

Casey, there is a striper run every spring and every fall through french/indian lake, they spawn in grand lake I'm pretty sure
There are a lot of stripers in the Grand Lake system, i usually catch one or 2 each year , got a nice 26 incher off shore in Grand lake a few years back, there are a few ppl around that traget them and do decent
 

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There are a lot of stripers in the Grand Lake system, i usually catch one or 2 each year , got a nice 26 incher off shore in Grand lake a few years back, there are a few ppl around that traget them and do decent
There is a lot of good Striper fishing in the Province.The most successful guys seldom talk LOL, except on the well known areas such as the Falls.
 

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Where's IPOP?? He's the expert on SJR stripers.

Bill G.
I saw him going down City Road with his kayak on the roof a few days ago. I haven't talked to him in person in so long I can't even think of his real name anymore!

The big stripers were biting good the first week of may. I got 3 over 30lbs and lost a couple more big fellas, not to mention a few under 20. They they stoppped biting . There were huge amounts of shad and gaspereau up the rivers in mid may and the stripers were well fed. After all this rain, the bite should be back on once the forage fish start moving down river and back out to sea.

I had fun this spring fishing for shad. I was very surprised not to have a striper steal any shad off my line
 

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haha, I sort of figured when I clicked on the striper forum that somehow I would hear about Ipop, aka the fish whisperer, the man, the myth, the legend. Only guy i've seen land a keeper with a broken rod, 2 bad arms, and a buzz on so strong it would kill any non maritimer.
 

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Does anybody know what time of day is best for stripers up in the Hammond river. I would assume early morning but you know what they say about assuming.
 

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Yes, from now until the end of the season, the mornings will be best for stripers up the hammond. In the spring, it is either mornings or evenings if they bass are up chasing the shad/gaspereau. It is very very very hit or miss and it's been worse every year. I did not see any or hook any in the non tidal areas of the Hammond this year and it's the first time thats happened to me. I was out tonight with no luck on both the hammond and Kennebecasis. Not to brag, but I've probably caught more stripers out of the non-tidal stretch of the Hammond than anyone else over the years and have observed a lot of striper behaviour there. Last year there were hardly any and this year, I saw and caught none. Mind you, I don't spend every day out on the river like I used to, but still you would think I'd see something. Where are all the stripers going?

I think we should start a Catch and Release only season for the inner bay of fundy rivers for stripers for a few years and get a shad and gaspereau and eel nets out of the river. There's more money to be put into the economy from sportfishing than all of the commercial fishing in the river combined.

Best bet is the Pulp mill in a boat if you want to catch fish.
 

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i'mmmm back!!! lol
thank you Perry, big fish and josh, i appreciate the kudos. this is my first time on the new site (no home internet...!) so i have some catching up to do.

it's a strange thing fishing. i was out yesterday on the island in the north end ( i waded over to some friendly razzing about how deep it was - lol) and as i was fishing, i saw a boat with a couple fishers head towards the falls and gave them a wave. they waved back, motored over and suprised me by saying:
"they are asking about you on the internet."
to which i made the outstanding reply of:
"hunh?"
lol, then they checked to see if i was ipop (yup!) and told me the site was back up and i should go catch up. so thanks for the heads up guys , i'd thank you by name but i can never remember names, so again, thanks!

i have been on vacation - fishing of course, so no computer access until now. i haven't caught a striper yet this year. i did lose 2 at the dock -yup, the nasty logs are still there! and as mentioned above, they are catching stripers. it's one of those odd funny things, but there are more stripers in the river in May than in June - we are just to busy chasing trout to notice!!!lol. some where i have a write up by the then head of Canadian fishing saying the world record striper goes to Grand lake each year in May, trying to spawn. he suggested in that articule that we have a big time striper tourney to let the world know about it and generate some big time tourism. unfourtunatley it fell on deaf ears. maybe these wright up's will help?!

for early stripers, first try matching the hatch:ie- gaspereaux (think pearl), shad and trout are coming into the river, so use a lure that looks like these fish. then it's as if the river becomes saturated with them as bait, so you can either match or instead, throw something that stands out, like firetiger, clown, redhead (always good for stripers) or even baby bass or mackeral.
think big or small - average is to common to get a good bite.
no blue fish (saber tooth fishy!lol) yet, so you can go easier on the leader.

i gotta go but i'll be back!!(i need to check on the kayak tourney!!)
 

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boy, the above post had a lot of typo's! i edit'd most of them, sorry for any confusion.

i plan to hit the island tonight, from shore or 'yak, around midnight for a couple hours.
 
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