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Old 05-20-2010, 06:39 PM
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I haven't fished the bay in many years, and when I did it was before I started flyfishing, but one technique that worked great for me was to cast beyond a bridge piling, let my jig sink down, and then retrieve it as fast as I could. Everything I read about stripers at the time said "deep and slow", but for me, ripping the jig past the pilings produced a hit nearly every time. I was using bucktail jigs, but I'm sure it would work with a clouser and fast-sinking fly line also. One thing you'll have to be careful about is scraping and/or tangling your fly line on the piling -- fly lines are a bit more costly to replace than mono!

Hope this helps! Good luck, and please let us know how you do. We don't get many reports from that area.

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