Water level is still dropping......is at 1650 right now (48% full). I am heading out there first light tomorrow and staying until we are fully cooked! I'd be heading to Bartlett but my boys want to try and catch some stripers. Also interested in seeing what the mussels have done .
Anchovies deep. Once you get a school of them under you drop a rattle-trap or spoon and vertically jig for them as well. Bigger the school of fish, the better your chances of catching lots! If you are just getting small ones, give it about an hour and if nothing odf any size is produced just move to another location. Some guys are catching them around the tires, some by 1702 and some are fishing random water.
I've been boil chasing six times in the last two weeks. They seem to be getting harder and harder to find. No point in saying where they were yesterday, because that's only a guaranty that they won't be there tomorrow! This year I'm thinking that the stripers are put there by big oil so we will burn up a lot of gas looking! It's the same conspiracy that Remington breeds bufflehead. (The duck hunters will get it)
I went Striper Fishing on Wednesday Night until Thursday morning. I cleaned a lot of stripers yestarday. I fished in Jack Ass first. Had a huge ball of shad circling the light in Jack Ass. There was a lot of Stripers but there was a lot of small ones too. Most of the time the chovies wouldn't get past 20 feet because of the little bastards. Got sick of that crap and moved across the lake to the new marina. Well kind of. I was about 30 yards inside the no wake bouys. I was anchored in 60 feet of water. I would drop the bait to the bottom and real up a couple of cranks. And I was getting hit instantly. The Stripers there were in the 1 to 3 lb range. My friend and I brought home 62 stripers and one catfish. I thought I had a big striper when the catfish hit, but was disappointed after 20 seconds of the fight. I hate when catfish screw with you.
I tried boil chasing for the last hour of light on Wednesday with no luck. Didn't even see one boil.
I don't doubt it. I bet when it starts to cool off a bit the surface action will get better. I will be out tomorrow evening looking for the boils though. Nothing is better than catching fish on the surface. The rate at which they are dropping the water is probably effecting the bite also. The dude from the harbor patrol was complaining he had to work and lower the dock at the ramp three times on Wednesday.