i'mmmm back!!! lol
thank you Perry, big fish and josh, i appreciate the kudos. this is my first time on the new site (no home internet...!) so i have some catching up to do.
it's a strange thing fishing. i was out yesterday on the island in the north end ( i waded over to some friendly razzing about how deep it was - lol) and as i was fishing, i saw a boat with a couple fishers head towards the falls and gave them a wave. they waved back, motored over and suprised me by saying:
"they are asking about you on the internet."
to which i made the outstanding reply of:
lol, then they checked to see if i was ipop (yup!) and told me the site was back up and i should go catch up. so thanks for the heads up guys , i'd thank you by name but i can never remember names, so again, thanks!
i have been on vacation - fishing of course, so no computer access until now. i haven't caught a striper yet this year. i did lose 2 at the dock -yup, the nasty logs are still there! and as mentioned above, they are catching stripers. it's one of those odd funny things, but there are more stripers in the river in May than in June - we are just to busy chasing trout to notice!!!lol. some where i have a write up by the then head of Canadian fishing saying the world record striper goes to Grand lake each year in May, trying to spawn. he suggested in that articule that we have a big time striper tourney to let the world know about it and generate some big time tourism. unfourtunatley it fell on deaf ears. maybe these wright up's will help?!
for early stripers, first try matching the hatch:ie-
gaspereaux (think pearl), shad and trout are coming into the river, so use a lure that looks like these fish. then it's as if the river becomes saturated with them as bait, so you can either match or instead, throw something that stands out, like firetiger, clown, redhead (always good for stripers) or even baby bass or mackeral.
think big or small - average is to common to get a good bite.
no blue fish (saber tooth fishy!lol) yet, so you can go easier on the leader.
i gotta go but i'll be back!!(i need to check on the kayak tourney!!)