It was only 4 days ago that Rob and I fished Whitney and caught tons of sandbass, most were small. Well today it was a totally different story. Went to the islands looking for surfacing fish, nothing doing. Throw out the top waters anyway in 15 fow. First cast my pop-r gets popped, I missed that fish but immediately got slammed again - surprise a nice striper. Well this might be a top water day, nope!
Ok now lets try the spots we fished last Thursday. Marked a ton of big fish but they would not bite. Would catch one here one there and they were mostly big sandies with an occasional good striper. Total flip from last week. Moved over to McCowen flats and picked up more stripers on swim baits and slabs. Sure felt good to feel that striper rip drag and bend my rod almost double. We could locate fish but it was hard for us to get them to bite. The lake up North looked liked it was starting to turn over.
First fish on top water
Rob with nice striper
Shad -it is actually hooked through the mouth
Rob with Nice SB
Double Striper and big fish of the day (22" striper) for me (finally)