Five New Striped Bass Fishing Secrets

Striped bass can be found in saltwater as well as freshwater and that means that there are a lot of different options to choose from when fishing for them. When fishing for freshwater striped bass, or stripers, there is a great deal of information that can be found on the topic.Not everybody gives up or posts their secrets however so these end up being passed between friends and family members leaving you out in the cold.The good news is that the following is a list that has been compiled of five of the latest striped bass fishing secrets that can nearly guarantee you success.

1. The Biggest Secret – The biggest secret is the easiest to employ though it can take the most time to put into use.It is quite simply researching the fish.Keep looking online and asking questions of those who work in the bait
shop near the lake or those who are successfully fishing them.Many are happy to offer advice and if you have done your background work, they can give you more insight into what you need to do to catch this exciting fish.This may sound obvious to some, but there are those who just go out and purchase tackle that claims to be made specifically for this species. They then go out on the water and wonder why they are not catching anything.By researching the lake you are planning to fish at and the striped bass that live there, you have a much better shot at landing some good sized bass and having a fun and productive day on the lake.

2. Find a Secluded Location – Striped bass are the most skittish of all the freshwater game fish so it is important that you are in an area that is peaceful and where there is not a great deal of lake traffic.You never want to
attempt to fish in an area where there is waterskiing or other water sports taking place.Stream inlets are a great place to go as there are not many people in these areas and this is where many striped bass prefer to congregate.

Also, shut down your boat motor as soon as you reach the area you plan on fishing and give it about ten minutes for the fish to return to the area or use your oars to get you to where the fish are located.Your patience is rewarded and you have a better shot at catching some nice sized bass.

3. Cast in Front of the Fish – This may seem obvious, but it is surprising how many fishermen, novice and experienced alike, actually cast behind the fish rather than in front of them.This means that you need to cast out a bit further than you would for any other fish type.Bass are visual and follow vibration as well.If the bait or lure is behind them, they do not even know that it is there.You could actually have your line at the edge of a school of stripers and not get a single hit because of lure/bait placement.

4. Move to the River in High Summer – The striped bass do not like to be in water that is not oxygenated enough.In the hot weather, the oxygen levels of most lakes drops and this drives the stripers into the streams and rivers that run into the lake.If you want to fish for striped bass in the hot summer months, you need to go where they are located.This is in the rivers and the oxygen levels are optimum no matter how warm it is outside.

5. Trolling – Trolling is one of the most effective ways to catch striped bass.Once you have the right lures and know where to find them, the stripers are best caught by trolling.In the summer, troll the rivers and in the spring and fall, troll in the inlets during the early morning and dusk hours of the day.This is when they are feeding and you do not have to worry about your casting technique.Keep in mind that you need to keep your trolling motor on low, as low as possible, so that you do not disturb the peace of the fish.

Troll in a criss-cross pattern so you can effectively get your bait or lure out in front of the striper.

Striped bass secrets seem to be the most closely guarded of all the game fish secrets.That is because they are the most fun to catch, put up the biggest fight and then can get to large proportions in some regions.If you want to fish for stripers, then your best bet is to learn as much as you can about the stripers in your area.Ask at your bait shop or research online.

All information gathered does wonders for the successfulness of the fishing.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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