Striper Report from Pro-Staffer Jerry SersenPrint
I installed a new Lowrance Elite DSI-5 on my boat a few days ago and I just had to put the boat into the water to check it out. Of course I had to take a rod or two with me, and boy I am glad I did. What a GREAT decision. I was able to boat 22 rockfish in 2 hours, and some fish were up to 20 inches on the Bush River. The fish were staged on every rock pile I pulled up on. I was using a Stillwater Lures Clatter Shad in the 1/2 oz size and color #31, and that was really doing the trick for me. I had to get the bait to bounce off the rocks and when the bait would jump erractically they would slam it. If there was no bounce in my bait, then there was no fish. The water temperature was still at 50 degrees, but I'm not sure how long that will last. The Striper fishing should be good until water temperature gets down to 45 degrees. Just remember you may have to slow down the retrieve as the water cools. Oh, by the way the new Lowrance unit works great. Down-Side-Imaging is unbelievable!!!!!!!
Talk to you soon.
Good Fishing and God's Blessings'