Team Lanier 2016 Year End Summary



  • Check last years’ log for temperature and conditions.
  • What is your multitude of techniques? Can you remember what to use when you are on the water?



  • Go with what you know.
  • Go where you caught before.
  • Share each other’s experiences.
  • Don’t give up.
  • Keep changing tactics.



  • The realizing, you need a bigger net.
  • The swimming along or swimming toward you stripper.
  • Go Big or Go Home.



  • If high winds are expected bring a windsock.
  • Onboard tackle boxes work best.
  • Know your bait tolerances for water temperature.
  • Water temps are also critical for catching stripers.



  • Make decisions with safety in mind.
  • Always give drag.
  • Use GPS trails to navigate.
  • Use a time limit and stick to it. Set an alarm.
  • When fishing area gets crowded, leave. Too many pings from sonars affect fish.
  • Learn from others.
  • Change your presentation if fish stop biting.
  • If marking fish with no bites come back later.
  • If fish not taking bait in one direction, go in the opposite direction.
  • If you suspect a bite pickup the rod, tug the line, tighten the line or pitch a herring.
  • Pull at different speeds or do crazy Ivans.



  • When windy never use anchor or spot lock with lines out.
  • Don’t put out full compliment of rods when checking new area.
  • Don’t be discouraged by others telling you it’s not time for this or that.
  • Avoid fishing too close to tree tops to avoid the freight train hit.
  • Don’t leave fish to find fish.
  • Pass the rod from one to another.
  • Don’t get too greedy with too many lines out.



  • A fish is a fish is a fish (if you are striper fishing and catch something else enjoy it).
  • Catching one day is different than another day.

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