Posted by Second that on December 16, 2017 at 19:21:19:
In Reply to: ========== ASC 2017 Tournament History - 5 Year Trends posted by bubba on December 12, 2017 at 13:18:24:
Bubba, I am inclined to agree with your opinion. Reason being, around 2004 is when I my feet first got wet in this striper fishing business and back then I had much greater success. Heck we could go tie up to bridges at night and catch nice fish back then. Also, back then the weapon in my arsenal was downrodding, and sometimes I would even do so with cut bait. Fast forward, I have just about any means of catching a striper there are and yet I am met with disappointment lots of times I leave the lake. Maybe I need to go back to tying up to bridges and downlining cut bait. I agree with egret's opinion on limits and an oxygen line. But even so, I dont think it will substantially increase the number of 5+ year class fish.I would like to see those things take shape on Lake Hartwell but I suspect we will not see such. I am sure the SBC will bring some nice fish to the scales primarily because of the size of the field. Id say you can expect that to wane off in coming years even in tx as large as that one. I believe it all boils down to pressure, pressure, pressure, and habitat. Driving through the baitshop and picking up a load of herring is a labor intensive task, golly maybe we should go back to sabikis or a cast net at 4am! And all the millenials gasp..And THEN we have to struggle and squint to see a 7" or bigger sidescan downscan yomomma scan thingamabob! Heck with watching for birds to show you the fish..We have more sonar options now than the US Navy did in the hartwell glory days...surely those dont put a dent in the fish population..yep times are changing..
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