Line Sides – Decent
The lake is starting to turnover. The cooler overnight temperatures should help move it along. The fish are on the move, but are willing to eat if you’re right on top of them. Down-lining tread fins and small gizzard shad will catch you a few, but the better bite is coming on a ½ oz. white flex-it spoon.
The fish are starting to bust topwater as well. As we head into late October, I look for the topwater bite to explode. When this happens, an all-white rooster tail will be our go-to bait aboard our guide boats. It’s just an easy bait to fish, and more importantly it works.
As we head into late October, we look for the bigger stripers to start migrating out of the rivers back down to the lakes. The flats out in front of Clear Creek and the ones in front of Little River will be key feeding points for these fish. Flatlines and planer boards with mid to large gizzard shad will be your best bet on catching a toona monster striper.
Trolling is decent right now. U Rigs are working best and color doesn’t seem to matter. We are running our rigs 100 feet behind the boat at speeds between 2.4 – 3.1 MPH.
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