Top Water and Cut Bait Techniques

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Posted by Fisholishous on April 23, 2018 at 19:17:27:

With some warming water temperatures and the stripers returning from the upper rivers and creeks, it is time to start thinking about top water and cut bait techniques. Both methods are covered in detail in “Fishing For Reservoir Stripers, A How-To Handbook.” There is nothing more exciting than catching a shallow freshwater striper on a large topwater plug cast in the early morning mist! The same areas topwater presentations are effective are often great areas to anchor up and offer cut bait later in the day.

Whether you are a beginning reservoir striper fisherman looking to catch greater numbers of fish, or an experienced reservoir striper angler looking to land your first 30+ lb fish, 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
Necessary Tackle
Catching and Keeping Bait
Seasonal Movements
Weather Patterns
Downline Techniques
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, 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 Local copies are also available for sale at several Lake Hartwell, Lake Murray and Lake Lanier area retailers.

Remember, stripers under 10 lbs make the best table fare. 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!

Tight Lines!

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