We have had very successful trips the past few weeks with good numbers of Stripers being caught on down line Blue Back herring 30ft down over 40-80 feet bottoms. As shown on the left, the Stripers are schooling and when you get into a group of these either with leadcore or live bait you are in for multiple hits.
What is new and exciting this week is Lead Core trolling is BACK! We are seeing an increasing number of excellent fish being taken trolling lead core lines over the main part of the lake.
Today we caught 6 nice fish trolling Castaway Bait Custom Trollers in less than an hour! Pictured right is a nice StriperTom caught with the Castaway Bait still in its mouth.
These baits are working really well 7 colors back at 2.5 - 3.1 mph. Chartreuse seemed to be the preferred in the afternoon sun but we also had success on these heads with with white paddle tails.