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  1. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    New to the Forum. I primarily fish Raystown Lake for Stripers. Anyone on here fishing Raystown recently?
  2. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    I'll be on my way to Raystown in a few weeks for a weeks worth of night fishing. Can anyone help me with netting alewives? I have my cast net permit and a 42 gal tank, I just have no idea on how to net bait in fresh water. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
  3. The Striper Forum
    Hey guys I'm takin a trip to raystown next week campin and I'm gonna try for some stripers out there. Any recommendations on baits, locations or ways guys are catchin them this time of year? Thanks
  4. The Striper Forum
    Catching Bait-Cold Water reservoir (raystown) Hi all. Was hoping for some tips on catching shad and alewives in cold water scenarios. Raystown is my home lake but i'm sure the techniques are the same for most man-made reserviors. The other day when I was out the surface temps were about 40 deg...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I will be going to Raystown lake for the first time Oct. 24th. I want to catch stripers on lures. Any tips etc. would be appreciated. I will be taking my boat. ronco215
  6. New Member Introductions
    40 something female, looking to learn something about this awesome fish. I dont have a boat, and will not afford one until 2013 or so. Right now, i just want to know if its possible to fish from the creek banks and still enjoy this sport. Reputable guide services from this area are more than...
  7. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    This year I'm gonna try striper fishing at Raystown and i have everything i need and I'm gonna troll with gizzard shad or allewife. But I was wondering if anyone knew how far i should have them down in the water while trolling and if it changes during the season or anything...Thanks if anyone...
  8. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    going for the first time in the spring..... What should i bring ??????
  9. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    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...
  10. Boating Beginners
    Hi all, First post on this site, and I am new to Hybrid striper fishing. I took a charter last year on Raystown Lake and the captain fished mostly live alewives. I am going again in a couple weeks. I learned alot from the charter, but forgot to ask about artificials. I may try to catch live...
  11. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    Hi Guys. Hitting Raystown from 05-18-09 through 05-22-09 to fish for Stripers. We rented a houseboat and are going to live on the lake for a week. We also have a fishing boat and two kayaks. Just looking for some general information on best places or areas to start. We are launching out of...
  12. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    Hi Guys, Any of you guys fish Raystown lake? I have a two day charter booked there for the 26th and 27th of this month. I hope I can post up some nice pics after I get back. ....Willy
  13. Boating Beginners
    ANYONE ON SITE FISH RAYSTOWN LAKE ON A REGULAR BASIS? HAVE A PLACE IN JAMES CREEK. JUST STARTED STRIPER FISHING! LOOKING FOR GOOD NAVY BUDDY (OPTIONAL),:thu: FOR INSIGHT ON FISHING TIPS THERE. LIVE IN WILD AND WONDERFUL!
  14. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    Hello, wondering if anybody fishes for stripers from shore. Heard of guys doing it and going to try it myself this spring. If so anybody willing to share any info such as general locations to try, lure recommendations, and setups that you may use. I am aware that people don't like to give out...
  15. Sweetwater Fishing -Freshwater Stripers
    I put this post in stripers 101 but thought it might do me some good to put it in here as well. New to land-lock stripers and looking for suggestions. I will be fishing Raystown Lake located in Pennsylvania from shore in the spring and was thinking of running 15lb braid( 6lb mono diameter)...
  16. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    New to landlock stripers and looking for suggestions. I will be fishing Raystown Lake located in Pennsylvania from shore in the spring and was thinking of running 15lb braid( 6lb mono diameter) with a mono leader on a 7ft medium heavy uglystick with spinning reel which would give me about 300...
  17. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    How is everone doing up at Raystown?? Any Luck yet?I plan to go up towards the end of the month. Is there anyhelp you guys can give me on what bait to use, types & methods used and where to go, any local bait shops? Thanks for all your help!!
  18. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    I'm new to this forum so forgive me if I'm in the wrong place. I'm after some help concerning freshwater stripers at Lake Raystown in Pennsylvania. I've gone with guides in the past but never at this time of year. My trip is scheduled for mid October. I have a 20 foot deep V with downriggers...
  19. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    The fishing on raystown is slow to say the least. Alot of weeds floating making it difficult to keep off your bait or lures and planer boards. This time of year usually has the fish schooling by now but that isn't the case this year. Alot of bait showing up on the graph.
  20. Pennsylvania's Lakes, Rivers and Impoundments
    I'm headed up tomorrow morning and staying till Thursday of Friday, plan on hitting the lake at night a couple times while vacationing during the day with the family. I'll post a report either during or upon return. Tight lines. jakebird
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