Striper fishing gear EVERYTHING YOU NEED to get started!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START FRESHWATER STRIPER FISHING! RODS-REELS-GEAR! This is a complete list of everything you will need to get started fishing for Stripers in freshwater.

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Ce Smith Heavy Duty
Flush Mount Rod Holders 30 Degree

Ce Smith Heavy Duty
Adjustables Rod Holders – NO TOY!

Redi Rig



Accurate Fury Reel 400 Regular

Accurate Fury Reel 400 Narrow

Accurate Tern Reel 300 Narrow High Speed
(same size as 400 Narrow in Fury and Valiant)

Accurate Tern Reel 400 High Speed Regular

Ben Parker Magnum Flutter Spoon

Accurate SR 6 Spinning Reel

Wright and McGill Inshore Slam Spinning Rod

ABU Garcia 6500 Reel C3

Shimano Large Butterfly Spoon Folder Storage

Cuda Piranha Scissors

ABU Garcia Inshore REVO Baitcaster Reel

ABU Garcia Inshore BEAST REVO Baitcaster reel 

This is a list of all of our gear in different sizes. If you buy any Navico-Simrad-Lowrance- Airmar products using these links, you will receive LIFETIME setup and adjustment help from myself by email or text.




Go 5

Go 7 with Active Imaging

Go 9 with Active Imaging

TM 150 M

Accurate Valiant reels we use;




SIMRAD/LOWRANCE GS25 GPS ANT. Rate compass-Heading sensor.


B 175 H WIDE 20 DEG. 9 pin Evo3 end.

B 175 12 degree Thru hull Transducer 7 Pin Navico.

B 175 High Wide Thru- Hull 12 degree 9 pin. Evo3

Halo 24in Dome.

ACTIVE IMAGING 2 in 1 Transducer


TM 185 High CHIRP Wide Xsonic plug end

Airmar Adapter 9 pin to 7 pin Blue Navico Legacy port

Go9 Display With C-Map Pro Chart’s installed 3in1 Active Imaging Transducer and 4G Radar. BUNDLE.

Sonar Hub

3D System

Simrad Go 12 XSE w Total Scan

Simrad Go 12 XSE no transducer
(Get Total Scan Transducer for $10 more)

Aftco Tactical Fishing Shorts

Pressure washer



  1. Cav Steel on November 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Just Subscribed, i just want to say Thank you so very much i have been looking for ages for a video like this one. we have a lake where i live that specializes in Stripers But not many people here like to teach beginners. Lake Norfork in Arkansas. so thank you again your info is just what i needed.

  2. Gone Fishing on November 21, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    i like to bring a can pf Peas with me, Everyone knows when the Stripers arent hitting, Their drinking Beer. When they have had enough beer, Just line your boat with Peas, When they come up to tale a Pee! Grab em,lol. Great videos my friend. Always informative and practical knowledge. thank you.

  3. Adam Costa on November 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Mike, Great presentation and exceptional organizing. Learned a lot. Subbed.

  4. ATA on November 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for awesome tips and suggestions, but you didn’t suggest any low profile for some angler like me only like the low profile.

  5. EnterNameHere on November 21, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Now we just need a saltwater striper fishing rig out!

  6. Bill Wiser on November 21, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Can you tell me who makes that jigging spoon case? Thought it said shimano but can’t find on the net.

  7. Pappa Delta on November 21, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Hey great vidio, mate, why the 2 high wides, difference and when you use each one ,
    Thanks Pat

  8. Dave Drake on November 21, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Nice I love the rods and real section I watched everything else on the boat the other night but the rods and reels awesome thanks for sharing that just trying to get set up with the right stuff

  9. Sirlee Outdoorsmen on November 21, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    About Was waiting for a looooonnnggg time for this. Great video man! Need more of this series!!!!!

  10. Jay Harrod on November 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Oh crap. I was trying to reply to your super tune question and hit the dang delete button instead of reply. Reel super tuning is updated drag washers, buffing and polishing internally, upgraded bearings and bushings. Pipeline tackle just did some for Hugh. I need to send a 5500 to them for repair (jigging reel). Most of my Abus were tuned by TurboFred in Texas, unfortunately he no longer does it.

  11. Micker Flood on November 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Mike micker flood from Ireland here I had one of those ugly stick spinning rods broke on me the other day by my mate I felt like killing him brother cost me 280euro witch I don’t have to get another but I get by whit my savage gear bushwhacker great rod for spinning Mike whit my 4000 shamano got some nice fishing in the other night whit the good old redgill ell blue and white r black one’s at night whit a bubble whit about 2ft of line from lure to bubble I caught a 11lb and a couple of other nice fish to hope to hear back from you did u send me ne lures Mike soft plastics sidewinders 🎣😜👌 seems to be the best over and out Mike and tight lines brother 🇮🇪😷my birthday is the 15of July could you please send me a couple pics even ones u don’t use most appreciated Mike thanks Mike 😜

  12. Brian Supermag on November 21, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Thx Mike great topic for starting out. Question is there a big difference between this freshwater startup compared to saltwater startup?

  13. Jay Harrod on November 21, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Stowmaster landing net! Folds, handles Blue cats to HUGE. Definitely not cheap…

  14. Proline Sport on November 21, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Awesome video man. Thank you for making a freshwater video! A couple questions. What box is that you have your umbrella rigs in? I haven’t found a good way to stow them but that looks nice. Also what rod (line power action) and reel do you pull umbrella rigs with? I do a lot of live bait and haven’t done much umbrella rig trolling. Looking forward to the next freshwater instructional video!

  15. Thomas Miles on November 21, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Been waiting on one like this man. Great stuff.

  16. 70 CHOPPER on November 21, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Really love your videos. I’ve been fishing for stripers up here in Maine for 25 years. I still manage to learn different tactics from you. Fresh water stripers are definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for the knowledge.

  17. Sean Curtin on November 21, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Hi i have a question. Do you leave alot of this stuff in your boat in locked compartments, or do you load and unload everything each time you go out? I fish alot and I get very tired of loading and unloading all of my tackle, especially in early mornings or when im by myself. Curious if you have developed a system for this. Thanks!

  18. Isai Perez on November 21, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Awesome video! Great information. I fish the Hudson River for stripers and I mainly use bloodworms and live herring for bait. I’m a bank fisherman so i normally use 10ft rods for my preference. I’ve been looking for a medium heavy with a soft tip for stripers with a cork Handle. By any Chance do you have a rod in mind that fits that description? I will greatly appreciate it and once again Awesome video

  19. Mathew Peace on November 21, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Hey Mike, I fish on lake lanier and have Ben Parker spoon some, but would you recommend another one to try here? I noticed you had a lot of jigging spoons. I wanted to throw something else at them. I know you have fished here some years ago.
    Thanks for the videos, I enjoy watching and have picked up some tips from you. One last thing, Is there anyone else you would recommend to watch on youtube that does more lake striper?

  20. Matthew White on November 21, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Awesome video, Mike. The fishing for stripers here in the Chesapeake tributaries has been slow to non-existent. After watching this video I’m ready to head to Conowingo Reservoir to try the fresh water variety. Is there a difference in the taste? Also, as a novice with a limited budget, I use the ugly sticks with either Penn or Shimano spinning reels. Spinners are easier for me to spool. However, as you talked about, my striper rods have bigger reels on them. I actually splurged on reels because a large bluefish once taught me a hard lesson about cheap reels.

  21. Loum Leurt on November 21, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Hey mike great video and info! I was wondering when you use your downlines do you use the bait runner/clicker for live bait? I’ve been loosing quite a bit of fish using it and not setting the hook, wondering if I’m doing anything wrong.

  22. blindabinda123 on November 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    "These plyers aren’t that expensive. I think there $130." Id hate to see what expensive is to him. Lol

  23. GhabrielLhaurence Tugas on November 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Can you tell me what tackle box you guys use can you tell me please

  24. Adam Urbani on November 21, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    what size Frabill net is that? The 24×20 hoop or 30×32 hoop? Looking for a landing net for saltwater striper.

  25. Dylan Palmour on November 21, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Has the striper stealth got a spinning rod yet? I having the casting and love it!

  26. Chris M on November 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    I used Calusa nets for years, last year I got my first Tim Wade net, love it! I can attest to the Creekbank bait tanks. I have had a 50 gallon Creekbank filter tank for at least 10 years, they went out of business for a few years but a couple years ago a guy purchased the molds and put it back in production. Those tanks have a great filter and aeration system, they are simple but work perfect.

  27. Grindin'78 on November 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Try Stowmaster Nets. I have the SS116Y which is a huge net I use fishing off of promenade at The Battery in NYC for Stripers in the Spring and Fall. They make smaller nets and they are excellent quality, I have to tighten the Allen head screws occasionally otherwise it’s been good for what I use it for even though I could use another foot or two in length at low tide. Love the content. Keep up the good work. I just picked up the Tern 300 and 400. Haven’t used them yet. Can’t wait. I’m going to use them for chunking too, they should be good for bottom fishing too, right?

  28. Nathan Enfinger on November 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Hey mike I’ve heard there’s a controversy about the type of bait tanks people use for hearing. I’ve heard if you use a square bait tank the bait will beat themselves up on the corners. Just wondering if that’s true or not

  29. Wankel Rotary on November 21, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Ever tried the avet reels?

  30. Exploration Andy on November 21, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Could all of this be applied to saltwater striper fishing too? And I have a penn battle 6000 with 20lb mono would that be fine with like a 30lb leader? And what’s your input on a penn warfare 15lw which has 15lbs of drag spooled with braid with a long leader matched up to braid line let’s say 30lb braid?

  31. Gary Tingler on November 21, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Mike , that is a lot of great information. Thank you

  32. Mike Smedley on November 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm


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