Re: Smith Lake stripers

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Posted by david on January 15, 2004 at 20:05:51:

In Reply to: Smith Lake stripers posted by Bill on January 15, 2004 at 08:48:55:

I haven't been for a couple weeks. It was pretty slow for me then. I was trolling and the ones I caught were over 30 ft deep in a hundred feet of water (kinda pullin em out of the treetops). I fished Ryan's creek just above Ryan's creek marina. Only lures they hit for me were the ones that rattle, long A Bomber and a Rattlin Rouge. Didn't get strikes on Rebel, Rapala or Red-Fin. I don't think the lake has turned over. I couldn't see a thermocline and the surface temp was 54. I went four times after Christmas for a total of 6 fish with the biggest at about 8 lbs. I saw striper fisherman at the mouth of Ryan's creek and I talked to a guy that caught a few in Rock Creek. Fish I caught were lethargic. Most didn't break out of the downrigger clip and just made a few shakes when I retrieved them. I plan to go this weekend and see what's doin'.

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