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Don't be a fish out of water: Captain Layne Wagner gives pointers on everything from poles and tackle to knots and casting in these Howcast videos.
Hi, my name is Captain Layne Wagner of Hawk One Charters. I've been a captain for over 40 years. I've fished all over the world and now I'm up here in Long Island, New York. You can find me online at Hawk One Charters, www.hawkonecharters.com. I'll be talking to you today about saltwater fishing. I'm going to give you a quick tip on live lining for striped bass. First, get yourself a stout rod, seven foot heavy rod, with a 20 pound class, 20 pound line class capacity, which means you can hook and land a much larger fish with 20 pounds but, minimum is 20 pound class line. You'd use a treble hook. Take the treble hook, put your bait on it, hook it through the mouth, usually, for a menhaden which is a sometimes two pound bait itself. Take it, throw it out and let it swim around. Trust me, a bass will come and hit it. The best time to do this is in the spring when the bait are running and after that, once they hit it, just hold on for dear life. That's the quick, easy way to get involved in striped bass fishing.