What methods do you use when spotting several whites, hybrid or striper, but they will not feed (post front fish)?
We found hybrid in several areas yesterday and would catch 1-2 fish out of the bunch with slabs or live bait. Then nothing... The fish were still there but would not bite. We'd move to another area and the same thing would happen. We finally found a technique that worked for these finicky fish and it was fish on!!!
These fish were located in 8-14 FOW on points and ends of humps. We dropped our live bait to the bottom and drug it on the bottom while drifting .3-.7 MPH. We used the trolling motor to drift back over them after passing. We lifted the rod tip up and down while passing over the school. The hybrid would peck at it like a catfish or suck it in and spit it out. It seemed as if they didn't want to eat but would play with the bait.
We caught several hybrid with this technique and the dropping water temp really has them peeling drag!
I shared one of my techniques. What are some others?