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Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: Chris Richardson] #13589818 06/10/20 03:54 PM
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Chris, that was a sneaky/tricky mepps question by Mepps Master, I don't think you answered his question. nannyboo

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Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: Chris Richardson] #13589953 06/10/20 05:57 PM
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I don't like messing with live bait. I guess the real question is, if I use artificials (Mepps), where Chris caught his bigger stripers with live bait, will my problem be not catching any stripers, catching only the smaller stripers or keeping white bass off the lure so a striper can strike it.

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Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: Chris Richardson] #13590243 06/10/20 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Richardson
Had our limits cleaned by 8:00 each morning just in time for breakfast!


Now you're just rubbing it in. roflmao food


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Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: Dennis Christian] #13590244 06/10/20 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Dennis Christian
I don't like messing with live bait. I guess the real question is, if I use artificials (Mepps), where Chris caught his bigger stripers with live bait, will my problem be not catching any stripers, catching only the smaller stripers or keeping white bass off the lure so a striper can strike it.


Difficult to say with 100% certainty. If you are wanting to target nice sized striper on lake Whitney with your Mepps technique I would do it in August when they are suspended and looking for that horizontal or slow flutter technique. IMO that's when the Mepps technique really shines above others. A large flutter spoon is a great technique as well. Awesome Bite!

I think you already know from experience that in mixed schools it will be difficult to keep the small fish off the Mepps long enough to catch the big ones. Do they make a larger Mepps? Maybe 1.5 times the size of the #4

One thing is certain, if you don't try you won't know. If you decide to try then take SeaPro-Todd and I with you!!

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Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: Chris Richardson] #13590330 06/10/20 09:46 PM
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Iā€™m no professional, but I have tried something similar to this on Whitney lately. Found lots of schools with mixed sized fish. Traditionally I use slabs or some kind of blade bait or Little George if sandies are mixed in. Have caught tons of sandies and stripers mixed in that were in the 15 inch range. Like probably 200 fish every time we go. Which is great for my 7yr old son. Last time I went I used only a 5in flutter spoon. He out caught me probably 4 to 1 in number of fish but I caught more than my limit of 3-4 pound stripers. Nothing like the size Chris has posted here, but definitely better size than Iā€™m seeing with the slabs.

Looks like I need to get a set up and learn how to live bait fish....

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Would bluegills be as good as shad?? Looking to make my first trip there this Saturday.

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Great weekend with family and memories for the kids. These are the good ole days.

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Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: Chris Richardson] #13593154 06/13/20 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Richardson
Originally Posted by Dennis Christian
I don't like messing with live bait. I guess the real question is, if I use artificials (Mepps), where Chris caught his bigger stripers with live bait, will my problem be not catching any stripers, catching only the smaller stripers or keeping white bass off the lure so a striper can strike it.


Difficult to say with 100% certainty. If you are wanting to target nice sized striper on lake Whitney with your Mepps technique I would do it in August when they are suspended and looking for that horizontal or slow flutter technique. IMO that's when the Mepps technique really shines above others. A large flutter spoon is a great technique as well. Awesome Bite!

I think you already know from experience that in mixed schools it will be difficult to keep the small fish off the Mepps long enough to catch the big ones. Do they make a larger Mepps? Maybe 1.5 times the size of the #4

One thing is certain, if you don't try you won't know. If you decide to try then take SeaPro-Todd and I with you!!

Best idea ever, Chris! smile First find the good strippers then us 3 can drop bait, mepps, ARig, and maybe another scientist throwing slab! popcorn

Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: MilesHunter] #13593182 06/13/20 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by MilesHunter
Originally Posted by Chris Richardson
Had our limits cleaned by 8:00 each morning just in time for breakfast!


Now you're just rubbing it in. roflmao food


He ain't lying, I talked to them, we were looking for bait and they were cleaning fish. 7:30am.

We found them as well, just a few less after the Richardson crew![Linked Image]

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Attaway Chris !!!!

Re: Lake Whitney Smack Down [Re: honey hole] #13595224 06/15/20 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by honey hole
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Originally Posted by Chris Richardson
Had our limits cleaned by 8:00 each morning just in time for breakfast!


Now you're just rubbing it in. roflmao food


He ain't lying, I talked to them, we were looking for bait and they were cleaning fish. 7:30am.

We found them as well, just a few less after the Richardson crew![Linked Image]



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