Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lake Anna Stripers everywhere

 Tony's clients Julian and George
 Anthony and Brian
 Two Stripers hit one bait
 A school of Stripers this morning
Another school of Stripers
Cloudy and Rain, Water Temperature 81* and Clear
Today was the first day that I have been on the water since my motorcycle trip. Tony had a charter today and I invited Anthony and Brian to go out with me. We all got out early and caught bait and were ready to fish at first light. I had a special place I wanted to fish but on the way there we ran over fish for about 300 yards. We debated whether to keep going or stop and fish, we all wanted to keep on going but it was too hard to leave fish to find fish so we set out a few baits. We only put out 6 baits to see how big the fish may be and started taking hits immediately. After Anthony reeled in a double that hit the same bait we knew the fish wanted to eat.We popped 4 or 5 then decided to put out 17 rods, downlines, boards and bobber. We did not stay in one place, we kept moving just to see what we could catch. After about 2 hours we ran completely out of bait. We had noticed some bait on my Lowrance so we got our lines in, turned the boat around and caught bait. We now had two full tanks of fresh bait so we went and checked out another area. Fishing was the same there as well, couldn't keep the fish off the hook. We could not communicate well with Tony, his phone only works part of the time. The part of the time that it does work is only when he wants to talk, imagine that! Obviously fishing was good for them by the looks of their stringer. We saw thousands of fish today on our Lowrance, a great sign for this time of year..

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Charlies Clients

Guide Charlie took George and his friend out this morning for a fun day of fishing for Stripers.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A wet day on the water

Gary, Aaron and Jim
I have been away on my annual motorcycle trip so DP and Tony have been taking our clients out. DP took this group out on Saturday and caught some very nice quality fish. They are holding a few of the fish they caught under an overhang at Tim's Restaurant because it was raining so hard as you can see by the picture.  We have been catching larger fish daily recently and with the cooler weather we are having fishing should only get better.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

200 Strikes

 Joe's Big Striper
 School of Stripers this morning
 Same school of Stripers 10 minutes later.
Some Ghostly Fish

Cloudy and Cool, Water Temperature 82* and clear
Today I caught 150 pieces of bait, picked my clients up and went fishing. We found the above school and started taking hits immediately. We worked these fish for an hour before almost running out of bait. We went and caught 125 more baits and burnt most of them up before calling it a morning. Joe is pictured holding his big Striper of the morning.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

A busy Sunday

Glen, Berry, Phil, Neal, Robbie and Jerry

Sunny, cool, Water temperature dropped to 83* and clear.
Neal and Robbie wanted to go out with me to catch bait so I met them at 3:30 at High Point and off we went. I hung a couple lights and waited about 20 minutes for the bait to collect then made a toss. Caught about 50 threadfin and one Herring! Not Good...Threw on the other light and it was worse, 75 Threadfin and 3 Herring. I told the guys the cold front had messed the bait up and I hoped it did not have the same effect on the Stripers. I hung yet another light and started pounding all three. After 50 throws I finally caught enough bait so we went back to the marina, picked the other guys up and looked for Stripers.. After looking for 30 minutes and only seeing very small pods of fish I set up on a few to show everyone how to deploy the baits. We took about 30 hits and landed only 2 keeper Stripers. The fish were biting short and just killing the baits. We set up on a couple other areas with the same results. I made a move and hit an area where we caught 4 or 5 keepers then looked for and caught more Herring. We setup again in an area and started hooking up immediately, or at least Phil did [Phil had the hot rods this morning]. We worked the area till we ran completely out of bait then called it a day. Neal is pictured holding a nice Bass he caught this morning. Although today we fished bluebird skies with a strong brisk north wind following yesterdays cold front we took 200 hits and managed to catch some nice fish. Today's boat traffic was pretty bad, we constantly had boats around us that made the water very rough.