- Jul 10, 2005
Been out three times and not a nibble can't find the stripers any where I am thinking they are snowbirds and left the area. Did ok on trout but stripers have left the lake.
Not looking at the right spot…Been out three times and not a nibble can't find the stripers any where I am thinking they are snowbirds and left the area. Did ok on trout but stripers have left the lake.
Been looking for them it is a landlocked lake so I know they have to be some where in there. Can find them in spring and summer just not in the winter I know a spot that is 200 plus feet deep will have to look there next time out.Not looking at the right spot…
Stripers will stick around until the water is mid to uppers 40’s as long as the bait is around. Find the bait you find the Stripers.
Power generation plants?
Draws them in big time during the winter.
Look for deep holes where bait congregates during winter. Light tackle jigging ( 1- 1.5 oz jighead with a 6” stick baits (BKD) works well once fish are located.
"Black bass" are from the Sunfish family.........CentrarchidaeStriper are bass.
Interesting.....what water temps are you talking about?When the water cools down in fall and winter the striper go off the bite. They aren’t as aggressive and won’t move far to chase bait or bait fish.
No strippers or linesides around here. Chesapeake Bay, Mid Atlantic. Either Stripers, Rockfish or “Beasts from the East” when the big “migrants” are around.Stripers in all of the west and west coast are called strippers, linesides or striped bass and are also called that in parts of the east coast.
Interesting…..Chesapeake Bay is the spawning grounds and nursery for 75% of the East Coast population.In the California delta which is over 1000 miles of waterways and is fresh water the best temperatures for strippers is 55 to 65 degrees. The delta does empty into the salt water bays and eventually the ocean. Many of the stripper come from the ocean and into the delta to spawn. We also have many that are permanent Delta residents.
I gave up my Guide license 10 years ago but still pretty active on the tournament circuit.I’ve been wanting to fish (with a guide) the Chesapeake for stripper for years. Will just have to do it.
I’m the opposite….. let the little ones grow up and harvest them as Trophies. Better yet, slot them like they did Red Drum.Here in California striper have to be 18” to keep. Limit of 2. I release most of what I catch. I’d like to see a slot limit so the large fish especially the females are released. The large females are the major spawners.
Or so you read….lolStriper are anadromous so all stripers spawn in fresh water.
End of February through the first week of May. Middle of March is primeIn the California delta stripers make their spawning run between April and july
Live lining (live bait) is popular as is “light tackle jigging” which is using LM bass weight tackle (#10-17 rods) with 9”-12” lg stick baits.I fish both bait and troll lures for them. Both methods are equally successful.
If the weather holds, heading out for my annual trip after thanksgiving. Opening day of deer season. The “outdoorsmen” are in the woods leaving 4,500 square miles of prime Striper water to us fisherman…lolI haven’t been out fishing for awhile, but this talk about stripers makes me want to get out there. Think I’ll head out after Thanksgiving
You can’t troll “action” baits. Everything is “static”….. parachute baits trimmed with large plastic shad. 6” to 12” in length.Interesting the differences and similarities east coast vs. west coast.
20 rods on planer boards. I wouldn’t even attempt that, it would end up being a major tangled mess.
Toss up between jigging and trolling being the most popular method overall.Not much jigging here for striper but we do some jigging for king salmon which also spawn in the delta Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers which are a part of the delta system.
Shad (American and Hickory) and Menhaden are the primary forage fish. Shad are protected so we use live Spot and White Perch for bait.For bait Live bait catches the biggest fish. But most bait fishers around here use cut or filleted sardines, anchovies, , shad (which are great live as they also spawn in the delta), chicken livers and live pile worms.
Too small for the fish we’re chasing.My favorite method is trolling large jointed or brokeback rebels.
In Spring, the fish are close to the surface taking advantage of the early season Sun warming the surface of the water. Troll the surface down to 20-25 ft. in depth.The delta mostly isn’t very deep and you troll close to the bottom.
Can’t judge our weather (Md.) by Pa standards.Yes I know the east coast winters, my wife is from Pa. and moved to California (before I met her) to escape those winters.
Smart move! I go on Christmas break next week hope the weather cooperates don't mind the cold but the wind can ruin any time on the water. Any luck on your hunting venture?Ayyyy, we had 3 foot waves, 20+mph winds, and 30 degree temps today on the lake. Was hunting instead of fishing ... fun!