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Old 11-15-2006, 06:17 PM
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Thinking about running up to Kerr Lake for a couple days/nights during the Thanksgiving break for some striper fishing. Anyone have any ideas where they are right now? Near the dam, Clarksville, Satterwhite, or up the river?
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:23 PM
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If I were going I would fish between clarkvilles and grassy. Always find a good school this time of year in that area. Good luck.
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I'd expand my search to include the whole area from Island Creek to Bluestone on the upper end and from Eagle Point to North Bend on the lower end. I was there two weeks ago and fish were plentiful in both general areas.

Once you find the fish you should be able to stay on them if you're willing to move. They were haulin' arse every day I was there.

The best thing about this time of year is the birds will put you on the fish. But you may have a lot of competition if you like to fish the jumps.

Are you trolling, live-baiting or castin' bucktails?

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Thanks all.
I will probably be trolling and casting bucktails for the most part. If I can find or buy live bait that would be 1st choice though. Just not sure how available live bait is right now.
I'll be driving up from Raleigh, so any tips on good places to get live bait would be appreciated as well.
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:23 AM
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There is a gas station/baitshop on Satterwhite Pt Road, just a couple miles from the Flemingtown ramp. They have both minnows and shad.

If you have been watching the Kerr lake fishing website, it sounds like most of the fish are upriver, then again most of the guys there are from the VA side of the lake and don't post anything on Nutbush.

Lots of fish marks in Nutbush, but may just be crappie and shad. I know I haven't had any luck there on striper yet.
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What kinda rigs will you be trolling? I am asking 'cause Ive always fished for largemouth's here in the area. Falls Lake,Jordan Lake,Harris Lake,Kerr Lake. I wish to pick up some Striper info for bothKerr and Jordan Lake.
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HOT SPOT, Capt Hook, and myself all troll bucktails with wide swimmer tail worm / grubs using leadcore line, planers, and down riggers
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Thanks! What depth do you prefer at present conditions?
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:25 AM
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You guys keep a sharp lookout over your bow. We have had a ton of rain here and the lake has a lot of debris in it. Good luck.
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Depending on the weather forecast, I hope to be up there either Saturday or Sunday, probably trolling for stripers but likely around Henderson Point and north to the mouth of Nutbush (although I am going to make a swing through the area where Little Nutbush comes into Nutbush to see what's there), unless I hear reports from the Rockwall or Striper City area. Keep your vhf on 68, usually some people reporting fish on that channel.

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Mr. Kidwell, thanks for the post on the debris, with all the rain I will definitely be on the lookout for logs, etc.
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Looking like a bunch of rain up there in the next few days.
Still trying to decide between backpacking in the mountains, and Kerr Lake for Friday-Sunday. Guess the weather will help make the call.
Thanks to all for the updates. I know there will be a ton of floating debris. Saw a post to that effect on one of the Kerr Lake boards last night.

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Pickens, this time of year, @ Jordan, they'll be deep...anywhere from 12ft down to 30 ft. When it warms up, they'll be anywhere from 6ft to 20 ft. Just depends on water temp
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You can't fish Jordan right now, acres and acres of pine straw, limbs and logs.
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Thanks. That is what I fear about Kerr as well. Trying to get some updated reports from the area now. They have been getting a bunch more rain, with another 1-2" expected.
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Yup, we have our final tourney of 2006 at High Rock on Saturday, may need to add steel reinforcement to my hull and mount a chainsaw up front.
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What type rods are you and the guys using to troll lead core line? Roller tip rods?
And, what type lead core line?
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:33 AM
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I use 36 pound Cabela's leadcore on Penn 320 GT2's mounted on 8.5 foot Fathom Master Medium Light Downrigger rods. I love the rods and reels. The upper third of the rod is very soft and it gets progressively stiffer down to the butt. This limber rod tip allows the leadcore to freely flow through the eyes of the rod which makes the reel's drag very effective on big fish.

I only put 9 colors on these reels. 10 colors is a little tight. I use a 20 to 25 foot leader tied to the leadcore and put a coast lock snap swivel on the end.

General rule of thumb: You need a reel with a spool capacity of 320 yards of 20 pound mono in order to accommodate 9 colors of 36 pound leadcore.

See this thread as well: http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...ode=1#M1145020
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