This month Striper Fishing has been good. The past two weeks with the drop in the weather the Stripers have started crashing bait on top.
Schooling fish are surfacing but they will not stay up long. Keep a buck tail tied on and rip it back through any surfacing fish you see. This time of year when I am running from spot to spot I go slow and have everyone on the boat look for any sign of fish schooling on the top. There are also fish still suspended 25 to 40ft over 80 to 100ft bottom. The trolling bite with lead core line has slowed down but can still get you one or two extra bites if you are seeing a lot of fish suspended from 25 to 30ft down. I have been using a 1 ½ once bucktail with a 4inch paddle tail 8 colors back at 2.8 mph. I have over the past two week along with top water seen big groups of Stripers showing up on 20 to 30 ft main lake humps and points. The best way to catch these fish is with Captain Mack umbrella rigs. I use 80lb braided line and run the umbrella rig 83 to 93ft behind the boat at 2.8mph will put you right around 20ft. As for fishing with live bait I have caught them on 20 to 30ft humps But have also found good groups in main lake pockets and on main lake points 30 to 50ft deep.