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    River Basser STREAM Dirk's Avatar
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    Got out for a Solo trip this morning for a couple hours. Weather was nice this morning and about 70 degrees and sunny when I finally got to where I wanted to fish (about 2 hours after I should have been there, but couldn't get out of bed this morning :roll: ). Water flow was pretty low but water temp was PRIMO for Striped Bass in the 67-68 degree range... After running through some 3-4 inch deep shoals in "Rock Buster" (which is what I call my jetboat), I anchored up and fished a couple of the 5-10 feet deep holes that are surrounded by water less than 2 feet deep.



    River looked very good and clear, but a little lower than I like it. I was mainly floating Gizzard Shad under balloons over the deeper holes, but I also got one on Cutbait on the bottom (5" threadfin cut from tail to gills, the whole shad though). First spot I fished I landed 3 decent Stripers and broke a GOOD fish off... Also had one pull on a cut shad on the bottom that I missed/didn't get the hook. I casted a jointed stickbait for a while but no takers on the artificial.









    Moved upstream a ways to another decent hole about 10-12 feet deep and put out a few baits



    And got one more Striper and missed a hookset on another one.



    Beautiful day to be on the river and hope some of you guys were able to get on the water and catch a few fish today. Even though I only landed 4 stripers I am sure MANY more were there. If I had been there at dawn I probably would have caught wayyyy more fish. Also none of the fish I landed were over 15 lbs but the one that broke me off was DEFINITELY over 20 and I am certain there are some larger Stripers there. Fun morning though and maybe I will get a big one next time.

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    Nice stuff right there!

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    RB State Rep RIVER BASSIN FLOOD MidTNKayakAngler's Avatar
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    That's great. The Striper bite is on fire here. I caught 25 the other day with this 18lb being my biggest of the day.


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    Nice stripes fellas!
    Keepin' It Reel

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidTNKayakAngler View Post
    That's great. The Striper bite is on fire here. I caught 25 the other day with this 18lb being my biggest of the day.


    VERY NICE... June always seems to be good for Stripers up in some current, and July/August too if you can find water 72 degrees or less.

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    That's what I'm afraid of Dirk, the temps getting to hot to sucessfully be able to target these fish. The 1st sign I see of not sucessfully being able to release them, or struggling I will move on to another fish. For now they are doing ok.

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    good fish dirk
    Give a man a fish...he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish...his wife won't see him much.

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