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.