Striper fishing remains active with a good number of fish being caught every day even with the cooler weather and windy days. The lake temperature in the last 12 days has drop 10 degrees from 85 to the mid to low 70’s.
The south end of the lake is still the best place to find the stripers in the mouth of the creeks and the main river channel from Big Creek to the Dam
As for live bait, Blue back herring on down rods at 50 to 80 feet down over a 90
to 130 foot bottom is the top producer but we have also started to see fish
shallow in 30 to 60ft pockets and up on Points and humps.
We are running a 7ft 10 to 12lb fluorocarbon leader with a size 1 hook.
Trolling both Lead Core and Umbrella rigs has also continued to pick me up some extra fish when in search of live bait fish. The lead core line with a 1 ½ Buck tail jigs with a 4 inch shad body fished at 8 to 9 colors out with a 30ft leader.
The Umbrella rig is working great, but you need to really make sure that you are fishing the right depth, otherwise you will be missing the pockets of fish or getting hung up in the tree tops. To hook up with the fish you should be Fishing with the rig from 120ft to as far back as 180 to 200 feet behind the boat, keeping a close watch on your depth and speed.
Time to get out and have some fun Fishing.