First post but here goes: Started late and only had a few alewives but still wanted to get out there. We tried a point on the main lake but no luck. Eventually moved up into the coves and creeks. Never marked much but still picked up one nice striper (29") in about 25-30' of water on a 3" alewife on the planer board. We're not breaking any records, but it was great to put my two boys on a good fish!
What worked...finally getting our baits out where we want them via planer boards and bobbers.
What didn't...finding gizzard shad. Can't find them to save our lives. I am sure my outdated fish finder isn't helping, but any thoughts/comments about areas to target, time of day, etc would be really welcome. We're generally down near R8 but will go where we need to go. Thanks in advance!
nice report... and congrats on putting the kids on fish!
on the gizzards - with the water still cool, look on the shallow sunny banks when the sun is out. Look for the flips, but they may be there and still not be flipping - but don't hesitate to go realllll shallow.
echo what Mward and johnr said don't be afraid to look real shallow. If I am not getting stuck from time to time I am not hunting bait LOL. I am in the same boat as you as far a location I am right around B4 so I usually run up the BW or up around Halsford when looking for bait. Check the backs of creeks and coves.
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