While we thought Mentor Mad Mike was looking under the boat
to see if Stripers were really there,
he explained he doesn’t like sweaty bells. Either that or he was trying to get the school of Stripers to bite our downlines. Well it worked as Kevin Wolf brought in our 2nd Striper
of the day on a Downline 36’ down. Earlier today after launching from Tidwell park around 7am
we noticed there was a good grouping of Stripers in the mouth of Young Deer Creek by the humps. It was a plethora of fish and bait
so we set out three Lead Core rods with various jig shapes, colors, and with our bait 7, 8 and 9 colors out, Herb Bracken brought in our first Striper of the day.
As part of our mentoring program we were to share our successful target areas with the other boat captains when we got on fish. I called Tom Blackburn and Doug McIntyre to join us in the mouth of Bald Ridge Creek. Shortly after Tom and his crew
came by for a chit chat then moved off a bit and caught a Striper.
We were off the lake by 11am while the other captains stayed a little longer.