Striper Fishing this May has been good with the water temps finally into the high 70’s .I have caught fish from Bald Ridge Creek all the way up into the Chattahoochee River.
The north end of the lake had a good down line bite going on but now its starting to pick up down on the south end as the summer pattern begins to pick up.
The thing that has worked the best is covering a lot of water with planner boards and flat lines really early in the morning. 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. Once the sun comes up late morning the the stripers have still been on the same point and humps I pulled flat lines but have moved a little deeper to 30 to 50ft bottom and they are eating a down lined herring pretty well.
Along with these two techniques one other that I have used and it has caught me a few extra fish the last few days is umbrella rigs pulled 80ft behind the boat over the same humps and brush piles.