Thursday, June 30, 2005

Rich,Sean, Chauncy, Ryan and Andrew

Date 6/30/05 Sunny, Air 90*, Water temp 85

Father and four sons fished today, was concerned with there level of experence at first but boy did they show me. Caught herring and fished downlines on 30' flats. Again the larger stripers did not want to feed well but we had plenty of hits[60 to 70]. Guys did great and caught stripers and cats, kept 12 for 52 pounds, a pleasure to fish with. I am sure there will be some great fisherman in this group in the future.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ricky Foard

Date 6/28/05 Beautiful day,water temp 84

Perfect morning, Bait was easy, fish cooperated everywhere we went, clients fished well, had 60 hits by 11 am, kept 16 stripers for 70 pounds, a great morning of striper fishing.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Steve, Mike, Jeff and Ben

Date 6/27/05 Partly sunny and pleasant, Water temp 84*

Knew I was in for an interesting day when within the first 10 minutes ot trying to catch bait my clients son made 15 laps around the boat with his father yelling at him 30 times to sit down. Anyway ,I caught bait and we went fishing. Ran herring on downlines on 30' flats early with good success. Took clients awhile to get the hang of things but once they did they jammed em. Fish turned off uplake so we moved down to 45' flats and found a mega school. Had over 70 hits, clients kept 20 stripers for 92 pounds and got off the water early.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Tommy Billet

Date 6/26/05 Sunny and hot, water temp 85
Fished 30' flats with little success. Sunday traffic spooked the fish, went downlake away from traffic , found fish and had well over 100 hits, clients kept 13 stripers for 57 pounds.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Amanda Crowley

Date 6/25/05 Sunny and hot, water temp 84*

Again we ran herring on 30' midlake flats with fewer hits than previous days. Saturday traffic got rocking early and slowed the bite, had 40 hits , clients kept 12 fish for 62 pounds.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Bruce Benedict and family

Date 6/24/05 Sunny, air 90*, Water temp 84*

Started off worried about the day. Have had these clients out 5 times with mixed results. Blew my moter on two occasions, lost a net on another trip and had two fair trips after slaying the fish on previous days. Needless to say, I was concerned about the trip. Caught 120 herring and ran downlines on 28'flats. Within the first 2 hours we had so many hits we went thru all the baits. Should have caught 70 stripers in 2 hours but clients were to excited and lost most of the fish. Caught 100 more herring and put them back on the fish and had constant action. Finally got the monkey off there backs and ended up with 20 keepers for 102 pounds. No worries about this group anymore.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Alan Worsky

Date 6/23/05 Sunny and pleasant, air temp 88*, water 83

Had only one client today and I knew it would be easy to limit out so I tried new areas today. Caught bait easily and graphed areas downlake . Fished flats 40' to 45' deep where bait was present. Found numerous schools and went thru 120 baits, caught over 40 stripers, a dozen cats, kept 8 for 48 pounds, largest fish 14 pounds.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Deno Barcia

Date 6/21/05 Partly cloudy, 90*, Water temp 82

Caught herring easily and ran downlines on 30' flats all day. Fishing was slower than usuall but clients had a ball. Had 40 hits, kept 13 stripers for 68 pounds.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

The Watsons

Date 6/19/05 Fathers Day, Sunny, cool in the 70's

Booked this trip with intentions of fishing till 11 am so we could spend the rest of the day with our families. Running up lake to catch herring I ran over a school of stripers that must have been 5 acres. Excited about catching heerring and getting back to the school, it took me about 20 minutes to catch 150 herring. I relocated the school of fish, put downlines on them and spanked them. Total madness for 4 hours, lost count but went thru all our baits, easily caught over 50 stripers and 15 cats. Clients kept 24 stripers for 124 pounds, all before Sunday boat traffic.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Doug Meyers

Date 6/17/05 Cloudy, cold front, air temps mid 70's, water temp 82*

Caught herring and looked for big schools on the flats with no luck. Saw fish stacked on ledges 20' to 26' deep, put downlines on them and hooked up all day. Caught 40 stripers, 5 cats, 1 bass and walleye. Clients kept 21 stripers for 101 pounds. So much for cold fronts !

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Date 6/16/05 Partly cloudy with a cold front moving in.

Caught herring but it took longer than it usually does. Popped five 7 pounders real quick , then had to look for fish. Could not find any schools at all, all the fish were scattered. The cold front made fishing tough, caught 12 stripers, kept 7 for 45 pounds and 1 bass.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Sunny Williams

Date 6/15/05 Sunny, water temp 82*

Caught herring and ran flats in 30 ' depths with a good early morning bite but the action slowed by 9 am. Fished till 3 pm, caught 30, kept 20 fish for 97 lbs. This is the first day in a month that I could not find acres of fish and had to actually work for them and stay on the water a full day.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Earl and Millie Mielke

Date 6/13/05 Cloudy and hot, just like the depthfinder and the fishing.

Caught herring easily this morning and ran downlines on massive schools of stripers. Had at least 100 hits, clients caught 45 by 10 am, released all but 12 for 73 pounds. Earl wanted to stay but Millie had to go due to ' Too much testosterone on the boat '.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Jim, Ken and Betsy

Date 6/11/05

Fished with friends this morning for 3 hours, ran downlines in 30' of water, got tired of catching stripers at 9 am, caught 60 and kept 16 for 101 pounds. I love this lake.

Friday, June 10, 2005


Date 6/10/05 Cloudy, water temp 80*

Same conditions as yesterday with fishing action fast and furious. Clients caught well over 50 fish by 10 am, kept 16 for 77 lbs. Everywhere we went the graph looked like spaghetti with fish arches covering the screen. Striper fishing doesn't get much better than this !

Thursday, June 09, 2005


Date 6/9/05 Blue skies, water temp 80*

Caught herring easily this morning and saw a school of breaking fish on a 20' flat and cast spooks to them. Caught some on top and also on herring but all were punks so we left immediatly to find larger stripers. Found a school in 34', caught 10 nice ones, left them and found yet another school, caught 15 more, found another school and caught 25 more, all by 10 am.Clients kept 20 stripers for 103 pounds. Fish are getting bigger!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


Date 6/7/05 Cloudy, Hot in the 90s*, water temp 78*

Caught 30 herring before daylight, picked clients up at 6, ran 500 yards from the marina and saw a school of fish that filled the screen on the Lowrance. Put downlines them and within 10 minutes after using up the bait we had 10 nice Stripers in the boat. Went and caught 100 more herring, located another school of fish, and by 8 am we limited out with 20 keepers for 98 lbs. We weighed them in and went out for another hour and caught and released 29 more keepers and were back at the dock by 10 am. Incredable!

Monday, June 06, 2005


6/6/05 Sunny, air temp 80*, water temp mid 70's

Ran herring on midlake flats today in 30' of water. Located numerous schools of stripers. Fished downlines for 3 hours and stopped at 50 fish. Clients kept 16 fish for 80 pounds. Largest fish 10 lbs.

Saturday, June 04, 2005