Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Eugene and John

Sunny and cold, Water temperature 49* and Clear.
I picked the guys up early at High Point and set out for a cold run to catch bait. Thankfully all I had to throw was twice this morning to catch 71 beautiful baits. That was enough to turn the deck into a sheet of ice. We made a short run and attempted to set out a spread of boards but the Stripers kept interrupting us. We had some decent action for about 90 minutes then it subsided. I decided to go catch some more bait and try to set up in an area that I wanted to fish before the wind got up too bad. Well I put out 3 or 4 rods then the wind hit us like a sledgehammer and I had to put the trolling motor on 9 just to keep the boat going 7 tenths of a mph. It seems like the wind has to howl every day! We fished that stretch for about 3oo yards without a hit. Then I pulled up on a point and hooked up with 2 or 3 fish. We then went to another point and took 2 or 3 more hits. I turned to go back to those areas but the wind would not let me so I gave it up and moved elsewhere out of the wind. We worked this small area for about an hour only to catch a couple Stripers and 3 Catfish. This was not getting it so I decided to make one final move. We topped the bait tank off again and headed downlake to make one final last stand on something completely different. Our perseverance paid off and we popped the three biggest fish of the day. 
Active Stripers near the bottom

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