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Old 01-29-2007, 12:32 PM
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It take me 60min. to drive to IBSP. It takes me less than 10 min. to have a plug in the water in the Delaware River.
Last year I missed the spring run. This year I plan on fishing as much as possible. I have caught some really nice bass in past years. I hope this year will be just as good if not better.I have some ideas on differant tactics I think will work.Being shore bound creates some problems. I have been able to over come this in the passed. I have learned new ways to get out to the channel safely.
Shipwreck; We have to get together this spring.We can probable learn form each other and catch some big cows.

I can't wait till spring.
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:56 PM
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I am with you Steve,
It really depends on the rainfall in the spring.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:42 PM
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Hopefully we won't get another "once in a 100 years" flood this year like the 3 in the past 3 years.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:43 PM
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I am with you Steve,
It really depends on the rainfall in the spring.

I too am 10 minutes from the Big D (over 2 hours to IBSP).
I will not miss the Spring run this year though!

Have you had any luck with the bass coming up the river? I'll be taking a shot at them much farther up than you, around Milford PA. I'll also take a shot on the Hudson with my BIL just below the Troy dam.

On the D, I plan to get out to some of the islands with a kayak and use them to fish the washdowns and any other structure. Will also likely try around the bridges with a kayak if the current permits.
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:17 PM
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Shipwreck and I will be fishing the tidal water between Trenton and Morrisville. For the past 6 or 7 years I have done really well. Mostly on poppers. Livelining is the best way but it's tough being shore bound. I have some thoughts about how to this year.
I may be wrong but I believe the stripers up your way are resident fish.
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:27 PM
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I live on the river in beverly and fish the spring run from beverly to palmyra with blood worms and 8/0 cir. hooks. Last year got 18lb in beverly and broke a pole in two at palmyra. Did nothing down at ibsp.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:26 PM
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I live on the river in beverly and fish the spring run from beverly to palmyra with blood worms and 8/0 cir. hooks. Last year got 18lb in beverly and broke a pole in two at palmyra. Did nothing down at ibsp.
Where is Palmyra?

Nice thing about the Deleware is there are many other options if I skunk out on Stripers. Large and small mouth, walleye, etc. are all there waiting for me. Doesn't cost me $20 or $30 in gas either.

I will say, though, that I never really mind the ride to IBSP, even if the catchin' isn't that great. We hit Sandy Hook as well. My kids are growing up without much material stuff, but are getting lots of beach time and quality hours with dad. They won't remember that the molding went unfinished for a year or that the crawlspace didn't get cleared out: they'll remember many hours fishing and collecting shells. After this spring they'll remember night fires on the beach, the taste of really fresh flunder, and the time Daddy caught the first of many keepers!
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:58 PM
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Lots of good striper fishing on the lower river as well. I fish from the Walt Whitman Bridge south to below the Commodore Barry Bridge both from the shore and a boat. I've had some outstanding days plugging right through December. A lot of people only fish the herring and spawning run and don't know what they're missing the rest of the year.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:14 PM
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Szutar welcome to striper surf.com
I have heard stories about fishing down your way. Just havn't gotten there yet! Someday when I'm in the mood to explore new waters.
Passiton; Palmyra is about 15 river miles south of me.

[quote; lots of beach time and quality hours with dad.]
What more can you ask for? When I take my boys fishing dad spends more time teaching than fishing. I've had and get my time. When I'm with them my time belongs to them.

What will your son or daughter remember more? Scoring a soccer goal or reeling in thier first blue fish or striper?
I should put that ? up as a poll ?
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:16 PM
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Any yakking opportunity on the Delaware? I live about a mile from it and never even considered fishing there. Go figure.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:33 PM
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Any yakking opportunity on the Delaware? I live about a mile from it and never even considered fishing there. Go figure.
I don't see why not. Depending on where you put in the only thing different would be the tide and/or current. Anchor up and fish away!

PS If your in the lower river watch for tug wakes!!!!!
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:29 AM
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Wheresmy 50
Where do you live.?
I use my canoe when I can. A yak would be great!
Tug wake and be pretty scary when your in a canoe.You just have to remember that above Trenton it is fast moving water with a lot of rocks.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:40 AM
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I have kayaked and canoed that river extensively. It is certainly an underutilized resource. shhh.
I am in Ewing. I can go north 1/4 mile and get big small mouth and largemouth I can cross the river to the yardley boat ramp 1/2 mile away.

There are big fish in the river. The problem/opprotunity is that above trenton a real boat cannot navigate it until Wash Xing and then only for about a mile. then nothing till lambertville. For a canoe or good kayaker it is heavan. Have you ever fished the wing dam? Not many good striper anglers hit it and there are large there.

The rocks, laydowns and shale shelfs from lambertville down to Trenton are smashed with fish. Unless it is running hard.

Want to blow your mind? Take your wife to dinner in Lambertville or New Hope and stroll across the bridge at night. Look at the area behind each bridge support piling. LOTS of big fish, sometimes hundreds of monster carp and if you carefully watch the shadow line....

I plan to get back on that stretch alot this spring.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:42 AM
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I'm in Boothwyn (PA/Del border). The riverfront down here isn't exactly scenic - I think it's a little better on the Jersey side and farther south.

I have a 10' and 14' kayak by the way, so if you ever want to try some of that water, and a yak at the same time, let me know . Kayaks are way less tippy than canoes.

My standard spring striper fishing is a 2 hr run to Barnegat Bay, so closer would be a big improvement.

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Old 01-30-2007, 10:11 AM
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I'm in Boothwyn (PA/Del border). The riverfront down here isn't exactly scenic - I think it's a little better on the Jersey side and farther south.

-Ty
You're very close to prime striper water especially in the Spring. All the flats are on the Jersey side with the channel running close to the PA shoreline. Fish the any flat above and below the Commodore Barry Bridge with bloods and make sure you're anchor holds or you might end up in the Del. Bay. Fish those flats in the Fall with poppers, bombers, traps, and shads. No license needed below the CB Bridge and PA license is good above it. Jersey side creeks require a Jersey license to go past the mouth of the creek.
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