Crew Mike Martin and Don Finfrock got wore out today reeling in striper after striper. We literally started out under Browns Bridge today trolling Lead Core into the 100′ slot in Chestatee Bay. The magic was seven colors out 2 ounce jig head with lime ice trailers doing 3 1/2 mph. The stripers we were smallies between 23 inches and 27″.
After catching six that size we decided to do some downlining to catch some bigger ones with bluebacks. Unfortunately we marked fish at 20 to 30′ deep over the 100′ treed bottom. Our bait would not live very long in the 86° water so that meant back to Lead Core. Still in an effort to get larger fish we moved to Flat Creek then Balus Creek with some longer paddle tails. We managed to get 2 more smallies but when that last fish hit Mike said “oh no not another one”. At this point the sun started blazing down on us so it was time to leave. Another good day of fishing with friends. Caught 8.