I know the season opens in mid April, but how soon are the stripers moving up to the spawning grounds? What water temp? Anxious to start trolling with this nice weather this coming week. Thanks for your help, greg
Some look for a certain water temperature to begin trolling (52ish with no science or wisdom it just sounds right so I will say it like I know something). Right now it is appearent to me the resident fish are always here as found in the nets the past months. The migrant fish should be moving up from the south soon, or maybe they are now but without reports it is difficult to tell.
For me the next open day of work and weather(warm) I will get out to run the spread(yes 6) and enjoy the hopes of catching something. Too bad gas prices will dictate the frequency this spring. Anyway good luck if you get out and let us all know how it goes as everyone is quite ready to begin our passionate hunt for the next big fish.
I drive the BB everyday....water doesn't look good! Plus seen some large debri, inlcuding several pillings and a very large tank (fuel/propane?) and numerous other junk floating around. High, and dirty....be watchful/careful if you go.