Fishing Report Nice Stripers Still Around

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    Default Nice Stripers Still Around

    On 11/25/20 David Heath and I were planning to catch some nice stripers on light tackle. We met at Pasadena and boarded David’s Cape Horn, 25’, CC, with twin 150 Yamaha motors. We cruised out of Rock Creek to the Fort McHenry Channel. Birds were everywhere over bait and after 45 minuted we agreed on crossing the Bay heading southeast.

    15 knots plus south winds were blowing up the Chesapeake Bay against the ebb current which made the seas rough. I was sitting on the starboard side at the CC watching the sprays clear aft of the boat. The ride was dry as we pulled up to the only structure we fished this trip.

    A flock of birds were working the shallows so we moved in, but no stripers were there, only baitfish. We kept a good eye on the fishfinder as we drifted toward the deep. Some birds were working over the deep water and that is where we found some nice stripers up to 25 1/2”.


    David Caught the 1st Striper of the Day

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    They Were Tough to Catch This Trip

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    Most Stripers Were in 35 to 40 Foot of Water

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    Most Productive Lures:
    ZMan, DieZel 4" MinnowZ in Smoky Shad rigged on 3/4 oz. Coach Jigheads Chart. & White

    Most Productive Technique:
    Note: When safe, turn your boat broadside to the current and turn off the motor during the drift.
    Cast the lure up current and let it hit the bottom. Jig the lure just off the bottom and back by moving the rod tip from 9:00 to 9:30 o'clock. It was a tough bite today.

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    Great report. Thanks for posting. We haven’t seen much from you this season.

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    Great report and info. Thanks!

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    Thanks for posting, gives me a little hope as I'm close to the same area. I had major otdrive issues since late July and although I'm back in the water the skunk is on the boat.

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    Thank you for the detailed report and photos! Glad you found some nice ones

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    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    bebopper:
    I haven't been guiding this year because of the COVID. I sure hope 2021 will be a better year and I'll be guiding again. I sure miss teaching anglers what I have learned.

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