Your go to striper lure

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Your go to striper lure

Postby Luckyfisherman » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:20 am

In this thread I just wanted to collect an idea "Go to" lure for Striper. When you first get to the lake what is your first lure you trust the most to start out fishing?

Let me share my 2 cents. When out on the water my first lure I will throw is a jerk bait. I love throwing lucky craft 100's in pearl white with a owner feather treble hook.

Something that I have been trying to throw from the bank is the lake fork flutter spoon. Hopefully I will get a bite on a spoon. I've been trying it at the california aqueduct to prevent from snagging. The last time out on the lake I snagged it on the second cast. What a waste of 10 dollars.

Anyways, post up!

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby Burke » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:29 am

My "Go To" lure for stripers is a 3/4 oz Rat L Trap (color - diamond dust). I throw it in the delta and if stripers are in the area, I'll catch one in the first couple of casts.

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby frankc » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:07 am

mine is a super spook, i love top water..

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby mojobassin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:56 pm

metal jigs in the fall and lunker punker in spring time

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby thukidad » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:03 pm

lunker punker or lucky craft pointers

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby Sacto John » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:29 pm

Top: Punker
Middle: LV 500
Bottom/Slow Middle: Big Hammer

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Re: Your go to striper lure

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby godzilla » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:23 pm

punker and traps

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby stkbass » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:02 am

I usually have couple rods:

1. Punker
2. Spook
3. 3/4oz. trap
4. pointer 100
5. Senko, for the missed bites of course! :mrgreen:

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby Melones_IS_Mine » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:46 pm

My go-to would be a regular old Hopkins spoon. Change out that clay treble hook! Fished vertical or horizontal. Pretty basic, but has caught me loads of fish.

On lakes, if the fish are active, but finicky, I go with a 1/8-1/4 oz. dart head and a Yamamoto or Keeper Salt n' Pepper grub. Not the most fun way to hook 'em, but works very well for me.

The Smithwick Rattlin' Rogue in clown pattern was dynamite, but has been replaced by the LC Pointer, from the 110 down to the 78. I have a lot of confidence in the Ghost Minnow color.

For big bites, I like the Punker, Pencil Poppers, RatLTraps, and I have had some success on a big pearl or rainbow trout Tora Tube.

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby DaveH » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:18 pm

Rapala Xrap...

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby Hitman » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:40 am

3 lures in order of my preference

1. punker
2. white/chart fish trap
3. 2oz spoon


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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby DeltaBassBuster » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:17 pm

My favorite striper lures in preferance:

1. Topwater - Super Spook or Chug Bug (Chrome/Blue)
2. Rat-L-Trap
3. Swimbait - Fish Trap Type or 7" Zoom Super Fluke on a jig head
4. Chartruese Bucktail Jig w/Zoom white Trick Worm trailer
5. Jigging spoons

Top water bite was not very good for me this year in the Stockton area. I've noticed this year the majority of the stripers I was catching this year (biggest 8 lbs.) were hanging around the bottom. I would look for the schools on my fish finder and drop the jigging spoon down to them. Possibly why this season was so bad for me were the seals/sea lions I've noticed hanging around the area all the time. It's been a long time since I've nailed a decent sized striper.
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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby swimbait » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:09 pm

White 6.5in Big Hammer
1oz White Hammerhead Leadhead
Silver eyeballs

Knock your lights out on stripers anywhere stripers live. :D

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby blandingbassman » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:27 am

kastmaster but change out the treble for a single hook

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Re: Your go to striper lure

Postby BigRob » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:20 pm

if i'm looking for numbers and the water has some color to it, I will go with a 3/4oz Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap in #161, if the water is really clear then I will go with some kind of a 5" swimbait in either white or rainbow trout. If it's size I gotta go with a Pencil Popper

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