Re: Wheeler Dam Stripe?


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Posted by jd on August 01, 2002 at 17:22:23:

In Reply to: Re: Wheeler Dam Stripe? posted by Bluewater on August 01, 2002 at 09:57:34:

I am no expert, but I think it is just too dang hot. Stripers, especially the salts, really thrive in cooler water with higher oxygen content. I once read an article, and I believe it said that stripers will sacrifice their food supply to find deeper, cool, well oxygenated food in the summer. In fact, I believe it was the AL DNR web site. Let me see if I can find the link...

Here it is - some good bathroom reading material:

http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/fish/FNACoolStripedBass.html

Don't way TOO long, 'cause the stripers will surely be stacked up again below the dam about March! I believe they might also make a good Fall run too, but Spring has definitely been best to me in the past. Water temps from 55-65 stands out in my mind for best striper times. And if you plan to eat your catch, parasites and disease seem to be very infrequent after winter.


Good luck!


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