Posted by Fisholishous on August 02, 2017 at 19:15:30:
Got out on Hartwell yesterday to run the boat and do a little lead core trolling. Surface water temps were mid to upper 80s. Caught a few stripers just south of the river forks. Bucktails and trailers with 5-8 colors of lead core was working well.
Trolling is a productive way to catch a fish or two this time of year. Trolling also keeps a little breeze blowing across the boat, which helps in the heat. When you do catch a striper pulling lead core, its probably best to plan on keeping it for the table. The long battle to the boat and the warmer upper water temperatures really take a toll on the fish.
If you would like to learn more about trolling hardware for fresh water stripers, you may find “Fishing For Reservoir Stripers, A How-To Handbook” helpful.
The book contains detailed chapters on:
Understanding Your Fishery
Rigging the Boat
Using your SONAR and GPS unit
Keeping a Fishing Log
Reading a Topo Map for Key Lake Features
Catching and Keeping Bait
Topline Techniques (Freelines, Planer Boards, Balloons)
Cut Bait Methods
Artificial Presentations (Including Trolling and Umbrella Rigs)
Cleaning Your Striper
… and much more.
The book also contains over 100 color photos and illustrations. Fish identification illustrations were provided by celebrated wildlife artist and former Wildlife in NC editor Mr. Duane Raver. There is also a bonus chapter on Longlining for Crappie, which as you will see, is very similar to freelining for stripers. Longlining for crappie is especially effective Feb-April on our area lakes.
The book is 5.5”x8.5”, and is designed to easily fit in a tackle box or onboard storage area for quick reference.
For more information, visit the link below at www.ReservoirStripers.com, or check us out on Facebook at Fishing For Reservoir Stripers.
Secure web purchasing is provided through PayPal. Questions can be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Local copies are also available for sale at several Lake Hartwell and Lake Murray area retailers.
Remember, stripers under 10 lbs make the best table fare. If possible, release fish >10 lbs to grow into the 20, 30 and 40+ lb trophies we are all after.
And do us all a favor, Take A Kid Fishing!
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