Becomming a better fisherman
I fished for Bass for many years till I got into biking . Now I am back for some relaxation . I fish deeper water and target bigger fish .
I started walleye fishing again a couple years ago . I catch some nice stripers or Whipers as they are called . I do good in the around walleye season when I start fishing and fall drifting or trolling live bait .
My bait of choice seems to be the rattle trap and crawlers because minnies die in the heat. I found them off a point back in a cove where they were pushing the shad in to feed 1 time . I caught a few others on traps but I want to become better .
I use a spinner worm harnest and jigs at times . I use crawlers mostly due to the minnies dieing after the water warms up .I have some spots I seem to catch my fish at 1 lake . Both lakes are about 350 acres . Lake Pinchot has a channel maby 15 ft and at the dam 25 ft . The lower end is shallower except the channel at 15 ft and shallower .
Lake Redman is like a soup bowl on 1 side and goes from shallow to 25 ft within casting distance from the shoreline the second lake is shallower . Now my question is how I can become a better striper fisherman . Lake Redman has 20 lb pluss real stripers . That lake has no weeds at all . Both lakes I do my best with worm harnest and traps and minnnies in the fall.
I try to fish the channel in deeper water except points where I may cast shallow and back to deeper water . I know summer the water warms and fish move to the deep . I tend to fish more deep water , points , humps . I know stripers are schoolers and follow the shad . Is there any tips to help me catch more fish . I put in the time and do a lot of reserch and any help is appreciated . Thanks