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Blues ./ Stripers Northshore Trolling?

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Hi all

New to the Northshore boating angling (Just got a 19' center console). I fish out of Huntington or LilCo usually.

Need some friendly advice for this time of year....I have caught small blues near shore by surface plugging, but want to catch the bigger ones.

Have a couple new wireline trolling setups with Umbrella rigs, was thinking between Eaton's neck and Conn trolling...can someone tell me if they are running out there right now?

Also, what speed should I troll at, and what depth? How far down does the wire sink the umbrella as I let it out (Have 300' of wire on each rod).

Any particular colors or other areas?

Also, do the bigger blues get nearer the shore for spincasting / surface lures or spoons?

Time of day or tides influence?

Any help from the informative people on this board appreciated

Tight Lines
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You need to run out to deeper water, say off ob or 11b wire line goes down about 10 feet for every 100 feet of line out, as for speed put umbrella rig in water and watch tubes to see best action, thats the speed you want to troll at.Practice you will get it.
IMOP I hate wire but sometimes that is the only way to put fish in boat. I bring wire when I have guests that must catch. Good luck .
SEE YA on the water
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