Mixed Bag of Stripers, Spots, and Walleye.

Report Date: January 12, 2011

Shane Watson Guide Service Report (1-12-11). I've been out on trips about everyday and the striper fishing has been great some days and slower some days as well. When they've been up higher in the water column, we've done well on white 1/2 ounce Spro bucktails, leadhead flukes, and on Capt. Mack's 4 arm u-rigs. Downlined trout and Flex-it spoons have also worked well when the fish have been active. We are also catching and releasing some very big spotted bass on spoons and on live bait while striper fishing. These bigger spots have been out over open deeper water, feeding with the stripers, in the big bait schools that are 25 to 40 feet deep over a 50 to 70 foot bottom. We have also caught a good many 4 to 6 pound walleye on spoons and on live bait. We are catching all of our fish from the mouths to the middle of creeks and in deeper coves just of the main lake. Look for the seagulls flying and diving and graph around in the area. Some mornings since my last report, the stripers have been very shallow, boiling on the surface in threadfins and we've done well on jigs and flukes. In the winter, it really all depends on how active they are and what depth they are at while you're out there. Over the next 90 to 120 days expect to see some of the biggest fish of the year caught. This report is brought to you by Shane Watson Guide Service, Hammond's Fishing Center, and Carolina Skiff Boats. Good Fishing.

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