Striper Fishing in April has been both good and bad. With the water temps finally into the 60's it is nice that things are finally starting to warm up along
with fishing. Over the month we have caught stripers daily and tons of Spotted bass but you have to keep a close eye on how the day looks. Sunny days it has been a very early bite for the Stripers and when the sun gets high in the sky fishing is pretty much over for the day. On windy, cloudy days the Stripers have been biting early, middle of the day, and afternoon.
I have caught fish from Bald Ridge Creek all the way up to Chattahoochee River and can't really say one
is better then the other right now.
The thing that has worked the best for me is covering a lot of water with planner boards and flat lines. I have been Fishing mid creek to open water, hitting points and humps and everything in between using Herring. When pulling the herring, I've been trying to cover the water column from the surface to about 20 feet deep. The stripers right now are very
scattered but will eat if you find them. I have heard reports of some people
catching fish on larger bait such as gizzard shad and trout , fishing the middle
to the back of the Creeks and rivers but having success fishing my spots I have
not explored that bite.