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Warmer Weather Will Improve Striper Fishing

Report Date: February 17, 2011

Striper Fishing Report
Date: 2-16-11
Water Level: 5 Feet below full-pool
Water Temperature: 48 Degrees and Warming

With water temperature below 46 degrees since early January, the fishing has been tough. That is changing fast with next weeks forecast in the 60’s. The backs of the creeks are stained from recent rains. This stained water will warm faster and hopefully pull the bait and fish into the creeks. The next month will see fish move shallow on warming afternoons. Don’t be in a hurry in the morning, as the best fishing is later in the day. Throw small flukes, bucktail flukes, small crank baits and other small shad imitations. The windblown side of the creek is the best to fish. If you fish down lake, look for windblown points with stained water. This is a great time to catch fish on small artificial in shallow water.

Preston Harden

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