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Old 08-05-2009, 02:10 PM
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Headed to Raystown Lake this weekend to try to land a few stripers. Got a fully loaded trolling boat, but catching the alewife is gonna be a new adventure. Any tips on how/where to catch the baitfish coming off of the Snyder's Run launch this time of year? Any advice would really help. Thanks alot.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:14 PM
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Been a while since I was up at Raystown, but as I remember we did well getting bait heading toward the main lake out of Snyder's, before the island in the cove to the left. Honestly though, if you're looking for alewife ... get'em at night with a light. That's the only way I've had any success on clear lakes with alewives.

If your looking for gizzards, when you come out of Snyder's head to the right and look for coves with grass . A friend says he sees them pretty often while fishing for bass (lm/sm) back that way.

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Old 08-06-2009, 01:39 PM
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We have a bait light and we were gonna head out around 3 or 4am to try and catch some alewife. The casting net isn't as easy as you would think, but we're gonna give it a try. Do gizzard shad work well for stripers too? This is our first time out w/o a charter guide and they've always used alewife. Hopefully we'll be able to locate some, but we have our doubts. We have plenty of spoons and plugs which we can troll with.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:20 PM
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Gizzard shad are one of the primary forage for stripers in many southern impoundments, so to answer your question, yeah they work. I'd use what I could get. If you get alewives - use them, but don't pass if you happen to come upon gizzard shad.
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:48 PM
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Thanks for your help. I'll be sure to leave a detailed post upon our return.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:22 AM
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Fishing Report: 8/8-8/9:
Got out on the lake around midnight on friday night/saturday morning. Headed to coves out of Snyder's Run to green light for alewife with no success. Gave up trying to catch bait around 3am. Started marking lots of fish near dam from 3am to 6am. Trolled various spoons and plugs off riggers and planers from then on. No luck what-so-ever on anything. Water temp remained consistant around 79.5degrees. Fish seemed to disappear from our finders after 6am. Sun came up and got hot real quick. Gave up about 11am. Time for some sleep.

Gave up on catching bait the next morning so we stopped at 7 Points Bait and Grocery for some large shiners and coffee at 7am. Launched out of the 7 Points Marina and headed south towards James and Trough Creek feeders. Started marking some nice fish between those areas immidiately. Trolled at less than 1mph with shiners on all rods. Started taking some decent largemouths, largest being 23". Fished till about noon before we started to melt out there. Got a great rib sandwhich at Clem's BBQ at the marina. Consequently, never eat at Kelly's Corner in Huntingdon, worst service, atmosphere, and quality around. Most of their food is obviously frozen and the steaks have more fat than Oprah. We'll be headed back in the fall when the water temps drop.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:36 PM
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Anyone know where to get bait in Raystown this time of year?

Looking for live trout. Are most of the stores closed for the season?
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
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Try either the Bait & tackle at 7 points. or try Scotts bait in Marklesburg(on rt.26 S. of huntingdon). Good luck fishing.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:48 PM
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Try either the Bait & tackle at 7 points. or try Scotts bait in Marklesburg(on rt.26 S. of huntingdon). Good luck fishing.
Do you mean 7 points bait and grocery?

Also do you have a phone number for Scott's? Can seem to find one?

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:32 PM
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Here you go;

Scott's Sporting Goods
RD#1 Box 1700
James Creek, Pa. 16657

(814)658-2128

If you dont have any luck with that call, Not sure which direction you will be traveling from, But I get my trout from the Trout Hatchery. Call them if you want.
Green Spring Trout Farms,
(717) 776-3214
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