Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jeff, Ron, Tom, Mark and Ken

Sunny and Warm, Water temperature 63* and Clear.
Picked the guys up at 6 this morning, caught bait and went fishing. I wasn't really looking forward to fishing today with the first warm weekend and all the boats on the water. All I look for before I set out a spread of Water Bugz Planner boards is an area where there is no boat traffic, it is that simple. Boat motors spook Stripers, if you want to catch fish in the spring get away from other boats or boating lanes. I try to find a bay or area out of the main flow of traffic and fish the area till boats run through it or other Striper fisherman who are clueless come into the area, then I usually leave and find another similar quiet area. It is actually comical to predict when I see a Striper fisherman come down the lake that he will see our boat, slow down and try to either cut us off or fish the area where we are fishing thinking that they are on um now. Stripers are scattered over the whole lake now and will be for the next couple of months. Needless to say I had to hit numerous areas today to avoid boats but everywhere we hit that was quiet we caught fish. Water temperatures have risen 6 to 8 degrees this week and the fish are reacting to the change in a favorable way. Can't wait to get back out on the water during the week for some peace and quiet. What a beautiful weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks Jim
God bless