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Old 06-11-2005, 03:33 AM
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Sentiments dear to angler hearts
These quotations capture the feelings experienced by most
GUS GUSTAFSON

Fishing quotations are found printed on plaques, hats, shirts, and even on large popcorn cans. Some quotes are quite humorous. One was a bit lengthy.
? The person wearing the T-shirt waited patiently until all these words were copied. "Give a man a fish and he has food for a day. Teach a man to fish and he has to buy rods, graphite reels, monofilament line, neoprene waders, creels, tackle boxes, lures, flies, spinners, worm rigs, slip sinkers, offset hooks, Gore-Tex hats, 20-pocket vests, fish finders, radar, boats, trailers, global positioning systems, coolers and more."
? Ladies, beware of what you might find in the refrigerator. "Give a man a fish; he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will find bait in the fridge."
? Wives and girlfriends might or might not appreciate this one! "Gone striper fishing, be back some day."
? On a cold winter day by the fireplace, a lot of men are thinking about what they would rather be doing. "Wishin' I was fishin'."
? Another thought for a wintry day: "Well stocked rivers, lakes and streams -- these are a fisherman's favorite dreams."
? This one reads like something on a chalkboard in a football team's locker room. "Life is like a game, but fishing is serious."
? In a world of restrictions, this one brings great comfort to me. "There is no limit to how many times you can go fishing."
? This must have been written by a person in financial despair: "I spent most of my money on fishing. The rest I wasted."
? Finally, an all-time favorite! "To fish, or not to fish? That's a dumb question."

The Hot Spots of the week are the edges of major creek channels on both ends of the lake. After the early morning shallow bite, stripers are suspending off creek bottoms. Down lines with shad, trout, and white/chartreuse jigging spoons are catching stripers. The lake level is down 1.1 inches from full pond. Water surface temperature is in the high 40s and low 50s. The past week striper fishing was very good. Bass and catfishing has also been good.
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Boat wakes and motor noise can cause stripers to go deep and stop feeding. During the high boat traffic of the holiday period, seek out fishing holes where there is little or no boat traffic.
Gus
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Posted on Sun, Jan. 08, 2006
FISHING
Stripers teem in access areas
Fish flock to the shade and protection of docks, floats and bridges
GUS GUSTAFSON
A striped bass tournament was won a few years ago by two anglers fishing within sight of Stutts' Marina in Mooresville.
During a subsequent tournament at the same site, weigh-in officials watched as stripers fed along the marina's shoreline. These were probably not isolated events, as most access areas have ramps and docks that provide an ample habitat for fish and a route to deep water. Pinnacle Access is the busiest, but best, launch on Lake Norman to begin fishing immediately.
Save the big engine, lower the electric motor, and begin casting. Largemouth and spotted bass love to hang out around the boulders immediately west and north of the ramp. The riprap to the south that runs along the causeway to the Highway 150 Bridge also attracts lots of legal-size tournament bass. The big 150 Bridge itself is a magnet for bass, stripers, catfish and crappie.
During the winter, diving terns and gulls herald bass and stripers that feed in the main river channel. On some occasions, the feeding frenzy occurs within casting distance of the bridge. The skimmer wall on the West Bank collects bait and game fish when water is moving. Another great place to fish is the floating boat dock that surrounds Midway Marina.
Bass, bream, catfish, crappie and striped bass can be found under the tin roof-covered boat dock. The shade and protection provided by the dock attract feeder fish and predators alike. Midway also hosts numerous fishing tournaments that release the majority of weighed-in fish on-site.
McCrary Creek Access, adjacent to Queen's Landing, is another area where anglers can begin to fish immediately. Spotted, largemouth and striped bass run shad into the deep slough that leads to the main river channel. Points, on the left bank heading out, and shoals on the right, should not be overlooked, particularly during weekdays when boat traffic is light. Other access ramps, including Stumpy, Little, Ramsey and Hagers creeks, provide excellent fishing within a short boat ride from the launch area. Don't overrun the fish. Save fuel and gain valuable fishing time by casting close to home.
Upcoming Events
? The Lake Norman Striper Swipers Winter Invitational will be Saturday at Blythe Landing, Highway 73 in Huntersville. First place is $2,500. Details: (704) 634-6410; www.lnssfishn.com.
Tips from Gus
Use lithium grease to lubricate the shaft of your trolling motor. The grease will allow the motor to slide easily, and will prevent the shaft from freezing in the bracket during cold weather.
Gus
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That guy Gus has not caught a striper in 5 years.
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looks like a striper to me. How would you know him if you live in Minnesota?
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That guy Gus has not caught a striper in 5 years.
.......yeah his reports are old to say the least....
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