I live in Kansas, which does not have any stripers. But I am looking at spending some time on Beaver Lake near Rogers, Arkansas.
I have never fished for striper but I've done plenty of white bass, crappie, catfish, black bass, ect fishing. I recently got a boat and I am getting into the lake fishing thing. I always was a bank fisherman prior being a boat owner.
I don't want to go with a striper guide if I can. I am big 'I can do it' type of person. I want to figgure it out. I just need some help.
I need the basics.
I assume you need heavier tackle... what pound line?
How do you find fish? Structure? Depth? ect. Do you have to have a fish finder? If you do have a fish finder how do you use it to your advantage.
I'm not big into trolling.
Do you fish the bottom or do you cast for them.
I would like to start out with live bait then move to artifical when I'm catching fish. Is shad the key bait? How do you fish them. How do you net shad in a clear deep lake?
I am driving 3 hours for the trip one way and I would like any info possible so I don't waist time.
I really appriciate all the help and advice. Anyone fishing Beaver Lake, I would love any insight.
By the way... GREAT SITE.