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Striper fishing is good and the key is clear water. When you find clear water, there is nothing better then big trout fished on planer boards and flat lines right at sun up to catch a monster striper. But you can also tempt line sides with small threadfin shad or bass minnows. Also try a simple method that’s producing hybrids by trolling shiner tipped crappie jigs. With the cold weather that they are forecasting next week expect the water temperatures to drop fast. When this happens the shad kill should start when the water temperature hits 44 degrees and stays there for about a week. When the shad kill starts jigging spoons will work well. Go away from the trout and big baits. Also try a medium sized shad fished under a cork, like you’re crappie fishing. Watch your Lowrance for big, big schools of bait that are near the top of the water column in 10 to 12 feet of water. You’ll see some shad on top that are dying.