Thursday, December 28, 2006

Greg, Howard and Larry

12/28/06: Sunny and 55*, Water temp 47* and stained.
Caught Herring early and picked clients up at High Point Marina. Started off at the State Park running 4 downlines , 8 planner boards, a bobber and a free line. Ran 30' flat and worked up to the 10' flat at Jett's and then across to pea hill, only to catch 2 Bass. Relocated up above Hunters and put out the same spread, and proceeded to work the flats and points going up. The channels were full of fish and bait, but would not cooperate. After noon we started getting short strikes and managed to catch a few. We ended up the day with 6 Stripers, 4 Bass and a white perch. Today was just one of those days the fish stayed in the channels and would not come out and feed.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Rupe Phillips, Jim Hoskins, Randy Barnes and Jim Hoskins Jr.

Nov. 31, 2006: Sunny and 75*, Water temp 55* and stained.
Picked clients up at 6am and went uplake to catch big Gizzard shad. Caught 40 nice shad and set up on 10'flats with boards and freelines. Ran a mile of flats and points with only 2 hits so we pulled our lines in and relocated to 20' flats and 10' humps and started getting hits. Fish were not real aggressive in the morning but as the water warmed up so did the fishing. We continued to pull the humps and points and on every pass we would get strikes. By the end of the day we had 22 solid hook ups and clients kept 13 Stripers for 75 pounds and 85 year old Jim Sr. caught a beautiful citation Bass to climax a wonderful day.
It appears the Stripers are just starting to feed up for the winter now and are about a month behind their normal feeding patterns. There should be Great fishing for Stripers in the upcoming month.

Friday, November 24, 2006

November 24, 2006: Sunny and chilly, Water temp 50* and muddy.
Picked clients up at their dock and set up on a long, shallow flat running planner boards with big Gizzard shad. The water was in very poor shape after yesterdays hard rains and winds. Water clarity was poor. Stripers were not cooperative due to the Bluebird skies and the barometer spiking. After only a couple strikes on the flat we pulled off to deeper water and located plenty of fish in 20' of water. We put 6 downlines on them in addition to the 8 boards and bobber trying to get the fish to hit.
We also tried several other areas locating numerous schools of Stripers but the fish did not want to eat. We ended up catching a few Stripers on Planner boards over 40' of water [go figure]. We gave it our best shot and boated 5 Stripers for the day.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Tom Pryor and Howard Beaver

Nov. 19, 2006: Sunny and cold, Water Temp 54* and muddy.
Picked clients up and went uplake to catch Gizzards. The lake was high and muddy due to the high winds and rain from this week. Ran Planner boards and free lines over 10' flats today. Tried other depths and saw lots of fish in the 15 to 20' ranges but only got hits over 10' flats. Had 15 strikes today and clients kept 8 Stripers. Can't wait for the lake to get back to normal pool and clear up so we can fish where the big 'uns are.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Looking for Stripers

When you see this your drag should be Screeming!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Jeff and Brock Adams

Nov. 11, 2006: Sunny and warm, Water temp 55* and stained
Got a late start and had a little trouble catching bait . Set up on the same area that we ran yesterday and pulled boards over the flat next to the channel. Saturday boat traffic was horrible with the holiday and 79* temps. Before we made our first pass 20 boats had run over the flat and spooked the fish. We found the school in 22' of water but they would not rise on the boards so we put downlines on them and still could not get hit. We fished the area hard for just a couple of hits and moved to find an area with less boat traffic. Fished a 22' flat with no luck and looked for other schools for 2 hours but went back to where we started the day . We put boards out again and got hit on every pass until a boater saw us catching fish and moved right in on the spot , spooking the fish. We ended up with 15 hits, clients keeping 6 fish. Although the days fishing was slow Brock and his Dad had a ball.

Friday, November 10, 2006

George Hussey, Paul Henon and Sir George Barbosa

Nov. 10, 2006: Sunny and warm, Water temp 54* and stained
Picked clients up at 6 and ran up lake to catch Gizzards for bait. Set up on a long flat nearby a 30' channel and pulled boards over it until the boat traffic pushed the fish off the flat. Had 10 hits in the first hour on boards but when we pulled off the flat I left 8 boards out and put down 6 downlines to cover all the water column. The fish cooperated even with the excessive boat traffic today and we caught Stripers on downlines as well as freelines. We had 30 hits this morning , clients keeping 16 fish and we were off the water by noon.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Roger, Bud, Dale and CM Shiflett

Nov. 9, 2006: Sunny, Water Temp 53*
Picked clients up at the marina and went uplake to catch bait. Due to the front the lake was a sheet of mud where I had been fishing so we tried an area below where the water was just stained but had no success. Move further downlake where the water was a little clearer and set up on a long point. Put out boards and free lines and pulled the point but the leaves kept fowling the boards making it very difficult to work the area. Kept the boards out and also put out downlines running 14 lines at a time trying to make the fish bite. Fishing was slow but we were able to get 14 to bite and clients kept 7 Stripers for the day.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Paul Henon, George Hussey and George Barbosa

Oct.27, 2006: Rain and 50*, Water Temp 58*
Picked clients up at the dock and went and threw for big Gizzards. Caught enough to get started and put out boards and a bobber to run some shallow flats and points on the main channel. Wasn't but 15 minutes and we started getting hits and the action never slowed down until we ran out of bait at 1 o'clock. Went and caught more bait and went downlake and put out boards over 25' flats with long points coming out to the channel. Had some nice fish here also but the weather turned cold and the guys were ready to go in after raining all day long. We ended up the day having 24 hits catching 12 very nice Stripers and 5 Catfish.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rick Woods, David Watts and Al Hammack

Oct. 29 2006: Very cold and Sunny, Water temp 59*

Checked a half dozen places for bait this morning with poor success. Finally caught enough to get started and put out a spread over main lake points . Hit one point that fish were moving up and down on and had hits about every pass for a couple hours. Went and spent 3 more hours catching bait and hit deeper points and humps midlake and caught the larger fish. There is a major front moving in tonight and fishing should improve tommorow.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


1999 CREST 22' Center Console Super Fisherman HPT
2001 Yamaha 150 HP V MAX
1999 Venture Tandom Axle Trailer

Boat Features: HPT Package 27" Pontoons with lifting strakes ,aluminum underskin, Hydrolic Steering, Planing Hull, Fishing Chairs, 2 Livewells, 13 Driftermaster Rod Holders, Lowrance x 97 Depth
finder, 3 Batteries, Built in Battery Chargers, 21 Gallon Fuel Tank, 9' Bimini Top, VHF Radio and Antenna, Minn Kota 24 volt 65 lb Thrust Auto Pilot Trolling Motor, 35 Gallon Bait Tank, and many extras.
Yamaha 150 VMAX Outboard Motor comes with SS Prop and is under factory warranty through May,2007.
Galvanized Trailer is tandom axle with brakes.
" This boat is a Striper Catching Machine"
Call Jim At 540-223-0850

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Bill Hamilton with guests Matt, Luke and Ed Benes

Sunday October 22, 2006, Partly Cloudy and cool, Water temp 64*
Picked clients up at the dock at 6:30 and started the search for bait. Looked deep for Gizzards for 40 minutes but with the front passing through the bait had moved so we went shallow to find them. After throwing for 3 1/2 hours we put out planner boards rigged with big Gizz and ran flats on or near main lake points. We hit 2 or 3 points and flats before we found one with fish that wanted to feed and started getting hits on every pass. The Stripers were moving up on it to feed and pulling right back off of it. We ran the same flat for 4 hours . The Stripers were all about the same size [5 to 6 pounds] and would hit our offerings about once every 15 minutes. Matt and his sons had a great day and enjoyed fishing on the lake that they are helping to develop[Matt is developing the new community "Cutalong"at the intersection of Routes 208 and 652]. We had 17 hits today and boated 10 Stripers. Looks like the fish are starting the fall feeding blitz and fishing should be great from here on out.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Herb and Chance Younker

Sat. October 21, 2006, Sunny, Water Temp 65*
Threw for 3 hours this morning trying to catch baits . A major front moved through last night and repositioned the bait and the fish. We started out runing flats but had no luck and kept seeing the fish stacked over the channels so we put out downlines in addition to runing boards and ran depths from 30 ' down to 5 ' and still could not score. We fished 3 different areas and Chance finally caught a Striper over 23' of water on a board. Fished for a couple more hours and Herb caught one just at the end of the day. We fished hard all day and at times had 14 lines out for only 2 strikes. Although fishing was tough today the guys stayed optimistic and had a good time.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Peter Paradis and brother in law Jim

Oct. 6,2006; Rain and cold, water temp 73* and clear
Picked clients up at the dock at 6:30 and went in search of bait. On the way out I was thinking what a day this will be {a major cold front moved in last night and the temp dropped 30* since yesterday}. It didn't take long to confirm my fears after hitting 15 spots for bait we decided to start fishing at 9:30, 3 hours throwing for 25 baits. Anyway we ran boards and downlines today, only getting 10 hits, catching 3 Stripers, 3 Cats and the largest Bass Pete has ever caught. It rained 3 1/2 inches while we were out and the wind only got up to 25 miles an hour. I overheard Pete say on the way in" $210 for airfair from Chicago, picking Jim up at the airport and a 2 hour ride to the lake, $350 for a Fishing trip, $15 for beer, rain and wind pounding through 3 layers of clothing and rain gear and still getting soaked to the bone, Fishing License $15. Spending time with brother in law Jim on the water.....PRICELESS

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Eddie Saghafi

Sept 20,2006, Clear and beautiful, Air temp 72*, Water temp 78*
Picked clients up at dock and went uplake to catch bait. Was very concerned about the day due to a cold front moving in last night. Bait collection was poor, took an hour and a half to catch enough bait to get started. Ran a flat with boards and hung a nice one but it ended up breaking the line. Caught a punk and released it then decided that I had to put the baits right in the fishes face to get them to hit so I converted to downlines and we started to get bit. The cold front hurt us today but we had 9 hits, caught 6 Stripers, a couple of cats and an Osprey . After being on the boat all day with Eddie at the end of the day I found out he was best friends with my brother that passed away a few years ago. What a small but wonderfull world we live in.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Gordon Johnson, Tristan Carson, Ruoy Carson, Alan Vincent

Sept 12, 2006, Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temp 79*
Picked clients up at High Point Marina at 6:30 am and ran uplake to catch bait . Caught about 40 gizzards and herring and hit a 15' flat getting 3 hits and boating all the Stripers. Wanted to run larger baits so I went to another area , found some schooling Gizzards, threw the net 2 times and caught about 50 larger Shad. Relocated on another 15 foot flat and ran planner boards with the larger gizz and within 10 minutes of putting the baits out we had 4 hits and boated 3 more Stripers. The boys did great and naturally caught the largest fish of the day. Clients had 15 hits today, kept 8 nice Stripers and a few cats. Looks like the boys will become great fisherman.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Brian, John and Jack

Sept. 8,2006, Partly Sunny and pleasant, Water Temp 78*
Picked up Brian early and took him uplake to catch bait, John and his Dad would be a little late today. Caught bait easily and ran boards on a 15' flat with no success. Picked up other two clients and set up on a flat that I fished yesterday morning where we caught 5 Stripers and ran it with no luck. Was a bright and full moon last night and I thought it would make things tough today but no hits? Pulled up and hit a deeper flat nearby and poped 1 Striper in 16' on a board so I held that depth and ran the contour , hooking up with a couple other nice Stripers. The fish seemed to want the larger Gizzard but I only had a few. Fished 4 other flats with no luck and ended up with 4 Stripers and a couple of Cats.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kirk and Keith Mainland, David and David Grant

August 30, 2006, Partly cloudy and hot, Water temp 85*
Picked up clients early and went out to catch bait. Found some fish breaking around daylight and worked them for awhile but they were punks. Set up on a flat nearby and ran boards and bobbers. Made 6 passes on the flat and caught fish every pass. Ran out of bait and had to catch more then set up on a 20' flat I fished the day before. The wind was blowing and did not catch fish right away but kept working until we located the fish. And Boy did we ever. Everyone caught plenty of fish and the Boys expecially had a ball. Naturally the boys caught the largest with Keith catching a 32 inch Striper. Clients ended up keeping 14 beautiful Stripers for 73 pounds.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Jeff Collins and Senior Sagahfi

August 29, 2006 Sunny and Hot, Water Temp 85* and Clear

Picks clients up at High Point at 6 and caught bait. Started out running boards on a 10 foot flat with only 2 hits. Moved out to a 20 foot flat and ran planner boards and downlines and started catching Stripers. Checked out a couple of more 20' flats until I hit the right one. I knew we had found some nice fish when the Stripers started hitting the Yellow Bird Planner Boards, not the bait I was running. We had 1 fish hit the board 4 times before it finally took the bait. We had 15 hits today and clients kept 8 fish. The fish seemed healthy for this time of year. I have been off the water for awhile rigging my new boat and this was a great way to break it in.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wayne and Blaine Simmons, Aubrey Seay and Don Ripley

July 27,2006 : Sunny and Very Hot, Water Temp 88*

Caught bait easily this morning and picked clients up before daylight and hit the water early to beat the heat. Checked 30 to 40 foot flats from the splits down to Dike 2 and didn't see a fish, Came back up and went up a creek and located a school in a major channel bend and put downlines on them and started getting hits although most fish that would bite were small. The school moved on to the next channel bend and we started catching nicer fish. After 40 minutes we lost that school and we looked for 2 more hours until we found some fish in 22'. We worked them for a while then moved on. The fish today just didn't want to eat. We had close to 200 hits, caught 15 Stripers, a dozen Cats, 3 Bass and a 10 pound Carp.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Frank and Irene Kalder

July 25, 2006 : Water 87* and clear
Picked clients up this morning at 4 am at High Point. [Client wanted to experience catching bait ] Started looking up from the marina for schools with limited success. Tried a few but couldn't get hit so I decided to look on deeper flats. Found a couple of nicer schools but the fish had lockjaw. Kept looking and found a monster school, put downlines on them and encouraged a few fish to hit, The first fish my client caught was the largest he had ever caught. Although the school was moving fast, I kept up with it for a mile for some great action. Probably a trip that father and daughter will never forget.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Steve McMullen, Pete McGuire, Brandon Hosey, Bill Creech and Tom Light

July 21, 2006 : Sunny and Hot, Water temp 88*
Picked clients up and went up lake to locate schools of Stripers. Found our first school in 25' of water and broke the crew in on how to catch Stripers on down lines. The fish stayed fairly shallow today but moved quickly as always. We worked 4 schools within sight of each other catching fish in every one. We saw a fish bust a Gizzard on the surface soI picked up a pencil popper and on my second cast a 13 pounder jambed it . I handed the rod to a client and he wrestled the hog to the boat. Fish quit bitting at 11 but not after going through 200 baits. Clients kept 15 nice Stripers for the day.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ray Wade, Steve Taylor, Todd Anderson, Joey Willard, Mark 'I didn't touch the line" Joseph and Jeff Griffin

July 20, 2006, Sunny and Hot, Water temp 87*
Caught bait easily this morning and picked clients up at High Point at daylight. Cruised for 10 minutes and located some breaking fish but could not put anything together so we left to find another school. Got into a school in 28' of water and lost 2 nice fish right out of the box but also caught a couple . Hit a few more schools but the bite was slow. Decided to leave that area and relocate to a new area, found a school and caught a few and lost a few more. Eventually found a nice school and 5 lines hooked up at once but we lost3 of them. Had 75 hits today, mostly cats with clients keeping 10 Stripers and 6 Cats.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Senior Saghafi, Jeff [Hammer] Collins and Andy Trauger

July 18, 2006 , Sunny and Hot 100*, Water temp 90*
Caught Herring easily this morning[2 casts ] , picked up clients at 5:30 and went in search of a school of Stripers. Haven't been on the water in 9 days [went on a bike trip with friends] so I did not know what to expect. Found a school in 35' of water and put downlines baited with herring on them and caught a couple before the school vanished. Found another school and put downlines on them but they moved off quickly also. Repeated this drill 4 or 5 more times, getting on decent schools but the fish not eating properly or simply moving off. With the water temp rising up to 90 I figured the fish were lethargic and had to do something different so I decided to go catch some Gizzard Shad. On the first throw I lost a $100 net. Bummer. Anyway I caught some big shad and went and found 2 more schools of fish. Got plenty of small fish and Cats but just could not put decent fish in the boat. I finally made one last move to a spot and put a 7 pounder in the boat , put a 10" Gizz on a line and Guess What? Senior let Jeff reel in a fish cause Jeff had not caught a fish in 20 minutes and it happened to be a 38 1/2" Striper. The fish weighed 18 pounds and qualified to be a Va. Citation. Seniors good deed got his picture along side of Jeff's with the fish.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Motorcycle Trip

July 9th thru July 15 , 3 days of rain and 4 days of Sun and all days or fun
Took off fishing for a week to go on a bike trip with some friends. We stayed in the mountains traveling through West Va. , Ohio, Tenn. , Kentucky and North Carolina.
Had a great time and did some radical driving on mountian roads and saw a part of the country that was beautiful.
Be back on the lake on Tuesday.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Clint Heflin, Justin Kelly, Jason Swidrak, Jason Phipps and Buck Covington

July 7, 2006 ; Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temp 81* and clear

Caught bait easily this morning[100 in one cast] and picked clients up at the dock at 5:30 am. Looked for 10 minutes and found a small school of fish and put downlines on them. Caught a couple and moved and found another school and did the same. A friend Dwayne called me over to a small school he was working and we put a few more Stripers in the boat but the Buzzards [So called fisherman who just sit and wait for me to find the schools then barge right in on us] moved in on us and spooked that school. We hit a couple of more small schools until I found a large school in the mouth of a large cove and all our lines went off until, you guessed it, theBuzzards moved in again and spooked the school. I had enough of that B.S. so I picked up and went into a creek where they could not find us , found a large school and caught 40 fish out of it. Went and caught more bait and located another school and caught fish until we were busted again and had to leave. By the end of the day, We worked over 10 schools of Stripers, had over 400 hits, Yea 400, Clients caught over 100 Stripers and a dozen Catfish. The picture shows a few of the Stripers they took home.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Jeff, Tyler, Greg and Tim "The Pile Driver'' Ivey

July 6, 2006 : Cloudy and Rain, Water temp 82*

Caught bait in the rain this morning and picked clients up at High Point at 5:30 am and went in search of Stripers. Didn,t have to look far before I found a small school to break my clients in on . After schooling the guys on what to do I put them on a nicer school in 32' of water and they began to have some fun. The guys kept trying to teach Tyler how to fish but after Tyler put the first 4 fish in the boat Dad and the 2 uncles realized maybe they better get with the program. The schools of Stripers were moving fast this morning and I had to run and gun to keep up with them. Uncle Tim finally caught on after we hit a few schools and it wasn't long before we caught 30 Stripers along with a few Cats. Clients kept 20 nice Stripers and we were off the water by 10 am. Another good morning of fishing on Lake Anna. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Dillon Meyers

July 4th, 2006 : Sunny and Hot, Water temp 85*

Caught bait early, picked up clients and began the search for schools of Stripers. We had planned only to fish a few hours this morning due to it being a holiday and boat traffic being hatefull. After yesterday I was reluctant to go this morning because the schools of Stripers had been broken up by all the traffic of the last 3 days. I looked uplake from the marina for an hour and saw nothing to set up on so I decided to move downlake to deeper flats and had simular luck. We set up on a small school and caught a couple of Stripers but the cats were eating us up so we left and went back up. Found some very small schools and caught some singles but just could not put much together today. Clients had 60 hits, caught 10 Stripers and a dozen Stripers with Dillon catching this nice 9 pounder.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Doug and Sunny Williams, John Long and Jeremy 'The Wicked" Carignan

July 3, 2006 : Partly cloudy, Water temp 84*

Caught 210 Herring and picked up my clients at the dock at 5:40 [Doug was late] and went looking for schools of Stripers. Found numerous smaller schools , catching a few fish here and there. I'm sure the schools of Stripers were confused due to so much boat traffic this weekend. After looking in 30' areas I moved to shallower flats and started to mark larger schools. Only problem was that everytime I sat up on a school and put downlines on them We would look up to see 4 or 5 other boats on top of us. After a couple of hours of that I ditched all the boats and found 2 Schools of fish in 40' of water and "wore them out". Clients caught 35 Stripers and kept 20 Stripers for a great mornong of fishing.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Paul Henon, Jim Henon, Barnett Gibbs, Mike Hufner, and George Barboza

June 30, 2006 : Sunny and warm, Water 81* and clear
Picked clients up at High Point Marina at 5:30 am and found a small school of Stripers to "break" my clients in on and had a few hits and caught a few fish . After making sure they knew what they were up for I put them on a larger school and the fun began. John was guiding today so I called him in on the action and also called Danny in as well. All 3 boats were catching fish but the majority of this school was staying right under John's boat so after 10 minutes I decided to get on my big motor and find a larger school. I only had to go 400 yards and located plenty of fish. By 6:30 we had 7 keepers and John had 13 keepers, only needing 3 more to limit out. I kept moving and fishing different schools while John tried to catch 3 more keepers. By 10:30 the boat traffic had got up and had turned the fish off . We hadn't been hit for 40 minutes and we all knew it was all over so we called it a day, and a good day it was. Johns crew caught over 35 fish and ended up with 14 keepers and my clients had over 150 hits, caught over 40 Stripers and a bunch of Kitties, kept 16 Stripers, the largest was 30" and 11 pounds.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

SeniorSaghafi and Jeff Collins

June 29, 2006 : Sunny and warm, Water Temp 81*
Caught plenty of bait this morning and picked clients up at 5:30 am . Found our first school of Stripers within 5 minutes in 26' of water and put downlines on them. Before we got 4 lines out the fish started hitting the baits and for 15 minutes it was all we could do to keep baits in the water. Once the school looked like it was thinning out I would move on the big motor , relocate them again and do it all over again. By 7 am we had caught 20 fish so we decided to leave that school and find another school maybe with bigger fish in it. We hit on 3 more schools, catching Stripers and leaving them. We ended up fishing a huge school in 35' of water and using all of our bait up. Clients caught over 50 Stripers and a dozen Cats, keeping 12 nice fish to take home.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Myself and 6 Buddies

June 28, 2006 : Sunny and pleasant, Water temp81*
After 5 days of rain and flooding everywhere my client that was scheduled to go out with me had to cancel because he had numerous flooded basements in Northern Va. to deal with so I called up a bunch [6] of my friends and went fishing for fun for a change. Caught bait , picked up all the guys and headed out. I found numerous schools on 30 to 40 foot flats , put downlines on them and had a ball. My friends knew what to do so I did not have to bait every line or take every fish off so when I found the fish, we caught 'em. We all had fun and after the morning bite was over we all caught our limits. Did you have fun Sr.?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dave, Mark, Mark Jr. and Ryan Huber, With David [Boom Boom] Makogon

June 27, 2006 : Cloudy, Windy and Rain, Water Temp 81*
Caught bait easily this morning , picked up my clients at the dock and went in search of the ever elusive Striper School. We checked 35' flats with no success and moved to 25' flats where I found a small school . We put downlines on them and caught 9 Stripers before the catfish ran us off. We checked other 20 to 30' flats with little luck. Found a large school in 22' but all we caught were punks. " Boom Boom" caught the majority of the punks. After 4 hours of fishing and looking I decided to head down lake and on the way found a school at the 208 Bridge, worked the same school all the back to the splits before we ran out of baits. Lost count of how many fish we caught but we went through 200 Herring , clients kept 13 Stripers to take home.

Monday, June 26, 2006

John, Micheal, and John Phillips, Carl Sierk

June 226, 2006 : Cloudy and rain, Water temp 81*
Bait collection sucked this morning, only caught 40 Herring by daylight and I need 200. Picked clients up and looked for schools on 35' flats. Took about 45 minutes before I found what I wanted, but when I did the graph looked like spagetti with all of the arches from 20' to 35' deep. We put downlines on them and proceeded to work on 'em. That school wooked its way uplake so I kept moving to keep up with it but sone ran out of bait . Looked for bait for 2 hours again and finially found it in 17' of water, threw the net and caught 125 herring. Feast or Famine. Went in search of Stripers again and went uplake and found a school of 10 pounders, all lines went down and the fight was on. Clients ended up catching 28 Stripers, 8 Cats and kept 16 very nice Stripers. Sorry for the bad picture, it was pooring down rain and those are raindrops on the picture.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Tom Hanlon, Gary Saur, Steve Bartlett, Ted Aposporos, and Alen Breon

June 24,2006 ; Cloudy and rainy, Water Temp 81*
Rain this morning while collecting bait, picked up clients and went in search of the ever moving Striper Schools. Took about 4 minutes to locate our first school in 34' of water. I instructed my clients on how to put the downlines down and we got 6 hits before the school moved off. Located another school , put downlines on them and caught a few more before we lost the school. By now my clients had the drill down and I put them on a larger school and we proceeded to wear them out. After about an hour and a half the coller was full, I counted the fish and we had kept 20 nice Stripers. We had 70 hits this morning, catching 35 Stripers and a few Cats.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Stuart Anderson, Norm Slattery, Mike High and Ronnie Manley

June 23, 2006, Cloudy and warm, Water temp 82*
Bad thunderstorms this morning while collecting bait, rain slacked off just before I picked up my clients at 5:30. Didn't get far from the marina before I found a nice school. Put downlines out, hooked up and got on the radio and called John and Danny in on the school. We all caught some before the school started to move downlake. I pulled up and found them again and called the other guys in. A couple of other bass boats saw us catching fish and ran in on us and spooked the fish. I pulled up and relocated the school again and again and again untill we ended up catching 35 Stripers and a couple of cats. Clients kept 20 Stripers for about 100 pounds and we were off the water buy 9:15.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Craig Munro and Stu Anderson

June 21, 2006 : Sunny and Hot, Water temp 81* and clear
Caught bait early today and picked up clients and went looking for Stripers. Checked up from the marina for an hour and only found singles. Finally found a school in 33 ' of water and put downlines on them, poped 3 Stripers out of the school and looked up and a boat that saw us catching the fish ran 30 yards from us and spooked the school. Tried with no success to relocate that school so I went downlake to look for fish. Found a few fish in 40' , put out lines and damn if the same boat followed us and started heading for us so I picked up and dodged him. Fishing was slow today although clients had 80 hits they boated 20 Stripers, kept 8 and a few cats.