Originally Posted by tgregg6721
I am a new fisherman and spent the day on Lake Silverwood yesterday. I caught a big catfish but no stripers. I saw a guy cleaning a bunch of small stripers and I asked him how he caught them. He said he was using anchovies because his young grandson was with him but usually uses a Rattle Trap.
Could someone give me some help? How do you fish anchovies? What size hooks, line, sinkers, etc. Is trolling a lure better or casting to the rocks and retrieving or?
I would appreciate any help,
silverwood is a great lake for stripers, there are many large schools of the dink sizes 3 to 5 pounders.
there are some serious fat mamas there too, but hard to get.
this is no secret and im no pro either.
i fish silverwood on a regular basis, the past 3 weekends i have caught limits on the chovies.
first , motor out to the inlet, drop anchor at the bouy line.
if you dont have a meter, more likely your sitting about 90 feet of water ( its common at the inlet ).
i like to use about 6 lb maxima green, and a med light rod , about 6 of 7 ft long.
the reason for light, its funner to fight the fish.
get your self a small 3 way swivel in black, gold will attract too small of a fish , and they cause to much havoc, them little suckers.
tye your swivel about 3 feet from the wieght leader, and tye about a 1 ft leader for the #1 mosquito hook, ( the hook has a wider gap )
the wieght to tye on the bottom, should be a good 3/4 to 1 ounce.
this set up with very simular to a dropper loop, but with a swivel.
cut 1/2 of a chovie and double hook gently, drop all the way down to the bottom, and crank up 2 to 4 times.
this tecniuqe works great for me , and done very well.
now i just gotta work on catching the fat ones.lol