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.