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Whitney Striper? #13336406 11/09/19 02:12 AM
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Anyone else having trouble finding striper? Catching a lot of small ones on live shad in the main lake but none over 18. Have they started to move up river? any help on Whitney would be appreciated.

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Haven't made it out in a few weeks but with this cold weather setting in next week the stripers will start forming large schools along the main river channel. The birds should be back on the lake and help finding the fish. We can usually locate large schools around the island and big Rocky Creek to near the dam area. I wouldn't worry about using shad this time of year, get some 5" flukes and slabs will work great

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Thanks 44. Yea we looked pretty much everywhere that was south of the Katy Bridge last weeekend and couldn't find any quality fish. So we anchored up for catfish and caught a 26 inch striper on a 3ft point in the middle of the day. It had a huge head with little meat so they could still be trying to come out of their summer pattern.

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finally was able to get out today. The deadstick bite is on. The stripers today were fat and full of eggs. Caught some magnum sandies on slabs. All fish caught near the main river channel above Katy bridge. The fishing should only get better as the water temps drop

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Re: Whitney Striper? [Re: 44 Diesel] #13346249 11/19/19 12:55 AM
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Good job!!!!

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Pulling them out of the trees is so awesome. Great screen shots.

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Love them screen shots. Thanks

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They are all gone. According to an expert Corey caught all of them LOL duel

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Re: Whitney Striper? [Re: onthefish] #13347224 11/20/19 12:34 AM
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Beautiful pics 44 Diesel! smile


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Re: Whitney Striper? [Re: onthefish] #13347610 11/20/19 02:35 PM
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There were nice size stripers in the main lake yesterday. Found some between Towash Creek and the island. They're there, but getting them to bite can be an issue. Live perch worked for a while. Couldn't get them to take slabs or jigs.


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Originally Posted by Anejo
There were nice size stripers in the main lake yesterday. Found some between Towash Creek and the island. They're there, but getting them to bite can be an issue. Live perch worked for a while. Couldn't get them to take slabs or jigs.


Same with Bporte. Good screen shots in deep water, big balls of bait very few takers.

Re: Whitney Striper? [Re: onthefish] #13348322 11/21/19 03:54 AM
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44 Diesel where are you buying the jig heads you have in the picture? I bought some like it last year and cant remember where.

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Originally Posted by learnin to fish
44 Diesel where are you buying the jig heads you have in the picture? I bought some like it last year and cant remember where.



http://stores.mtpocketstackle.com/screw-lock-dead-stickers-1-2-oz-2-oz-5pack/

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Thanks so much!

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Went out this morning from 8:30 to 1:00. Found the striper Northeast of Bird Island. Caught 4 legal striper and tons of little ones. Most of the striper wanted nothing to do with artificial bait. Tried slabs and dead sticking even had my thumper going. They wanted slabs that were moving so we had to troll. Don’t have a shad tank on my boat so didn’t try shad.

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Found some big white bass north of Katy bridge and caught a limit.

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Had another great trip today. Had a 2 man limit of stripers by 8 am dead sticking white 5" flukes. Caught almost twenty stripers in in about an hour and a half then went looking for sand bass. Caught a whole bunch of small sandies with a few large keepers on slabs and flies above. The stripers and sand bass are grouped on the edges of the main river channel and deep holes near the river channel.


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Wished my graph would light up like on every trip roflmao

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Did you find them north of Katy bridge again?

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Great Screenshots! What unit are you using? Trying to make a decision on one to buy.
Thanks

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today was a little tough but BOBO's Thumper helped . Found em but they were not hungry. The bite was very very light even by dead sticking standards. I am looking for suspended stripers 18-30' (these fish are usually actively feeding) in 40-50 fow around the main river channel. If I don't see fish above 30' I move on and continue to looking. When I find them suspended (like in the screen shots below) I will use the trolling motor to go back and forth across the channel till the graph goes blank then turn around and go the other direction.




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Originally Posted by Big_Fin_Fish
Great Screenshots! What unit are you using? Trying to make a decision on one to buy.
Thanks

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44 Diesel. Thanks for the mention sir. Those are awesome screenshots.


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44 What type of boat are you in?

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Nice screen shots for sure 44. I noticed that your output voltage is pretty consistent. Are the shots with the big motor on? Do you run your unit (s) off your cranking battery?

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44 What type of boat are you in?


Bass Tracker

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Originally Posted by massbaster
Nice screen shots for sure 44. I noticed that your output voltage is pretty consistent. Are the shots with the big motor on? Do you run your unit (s) off your cranking battery?



Most of those were taken while on the trolling motor. Yes both graphs are wired to my cranking battery. When I fish by myself like yesterday I will put my console unit on standby

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10-4. I was out Sunday 2ish - 5pm. I figured we might have seen each other. As others have repeatedly stated, great screenshots.

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Thanks for the screenshots.
You sure found a mess of fish.
Hope you continue to find them like this.

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You guys might pull some horse head jigs with curly tails real slow with the trolling motor. In years past this worked when deadsticking did not. When we have warm streaks like this they want a little more action.
Strolling I believe is the term most folks would use.
Whitney is close to my deer lease so after my trips at PK this weekend I may run over to Whitney.


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another good trip this morning. Just about every fish is ovr 18". The schools are getting bigger. We found a large group of fish willing to cooperate that was about a 1/4 mile long. We got off the school and instead of looking for fish we headed to the house to watch football. Most of the stripers dropped below 30' and that's when they get difficult for me to catch on artificials. All fish caught dead sticking. The stripers are kinda mixed in with some magnum sandies. Starting to see some skinny long stripers in with the fat and healthy ones

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44 Deisel you sure do have that Solix dailed in! What beautiful Imaging!! AWESOME! thumbWTG Captn

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I was out there on 12/7/19 as well. I can catch tons of small fish (stripers and whites) but nothing of any size. Huge schools on the graph. All deadsticking small and large flukes and slab spoons. I have been fishing 1/4 mile north and 1/4 mile south of the bridge.
Not sure what to change to get into larger fish. I will admit that I can't really pick out smaller fish vs. larger fish on my Helixs. I am in the black and grey alum Excel center console if you ever see me out there give me a holler.

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Is Kimbal Bend open ?

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Is Kimbal Bend open ?



Yes

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Which bridge are you referring to?


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I was out yesterday morning and marked a lot of fish in and around the White Bluff / Steele creek area just off the river channel. All fish were in 35' to 50' of water but weren't active. I threw everything I had at them and couldn't buy a bite.

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Same here. Couldn’t get a bite when the graph was full of striper. Wore out the white bass though.

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Stripers seemed to have moved up into the river. All the usuall winter striper holes are full of sand bass. So we decided to fish the river and found them. They were hungry and pissed off. Some of the larger fish we caught so far, average of about 5 lbs and full of threadfin shad and eggs. The stripers are scattered so best not to look for large schools. We would see a few fish near the bottom and it was multiple hook ups.Found most of them in 18-20 fow about 1-3' off the bottom dead sticking pink plastics

One interesting thing we noticed was that all fish caught were caught while moving up river. Never could get bit going through the same small groups of fish in the opposite direction. Turn around go back up river and Bam fish on.

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Thanks for the excellent intel 44 Diesel...that is very similar to what we experienced yesterday.

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Had to do a lot of searching today but finally found some that were hungry. Went to several places and found fish but most were not very active. The stripers are hanging near the bottom, dead sticking pink flukes worked again today about 1 1/2 - 3 cranks off the bottom. There is a ton of shad in the river

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Great screen shots, I guess I need to get down and try it. How is the ramp at the state park?

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Good info and shots 44...thanks!

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