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  1. Fishfanatic

    FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR FOR STRIPERS

    Do they start schooling up in big numbers in May and June? I think they are between German creek and the dam during those months.
  2. Wondering what your favorite months are for striper fishing at Cherokee lake and why?
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    HOW DO YOU HOOK YOUR BAITFISH?

    I’m going to have to try that through the nose just before the eyes method. What size hook do you normally use for that Ecox? I think the alewives are usually 5-7 inches so maybe a No.1?
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    HOW DO YOU HOOK YOUR BAITFISH?

    What’s the best way you striper guys place your gizzard shad and/or alewives on the hook that keeps them the liveliest? I’ve heard through both nostrils, in the mouth and out a nostril, or through the eye sockets? Not sure on the eye socket method.
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    DEEP HOLE CASTING NET

    Thanks ecox I’ll keep doing what I’ve done in the past then but probably look for a smaller net.
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    DEEP HOLE CASTING NET

    Do any of you striper guys use this type net for catching alewives in the spring/summer? I’ve got a 10 foot x 1.25 lb per foot and man it’s tough to throw. Since I’m down at the lake at dark trying to net alewives drawing them in close with a green light, shouldn’t I just go with a regular net maybe an 8 footer about the same weight so it will fall faster? With the 10 footer I rarely throw a full pancake, usually about 2/3rd open. I do catch plenty of shad but few alewives. Any thoughts on what maybe a better net size wise and type I should try? Is the deep hole really necessary or use your basic cast net?
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    UMBRELLA RIG SWIMBAITS

    Thanks Ecox any particular brands you like? I just got a bunch of 4” green chartreuse from Angler’s West that look good, called the Thumper I think.
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    UMBRELLA RIG SWIMBAITS

    What are favorite swimbaits and colors to use as baits on your umbrella rigs at Cherokee Lake? Are 4 and 6 inch what you use most often?
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    UMBRELLA RIGS

    What size are you striper guys and guides using on Cherokee? I’m thinking a 15” four arm that will allow eight teasers and one fully rigged in the middle. Probably 4” paddle tails in green? Where is a place I can get just the frames and rig them myself and what size swivel for riggging the teasers?
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    Price

    $50
  11. Fishfanatic

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
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    ALEWIVES

    Seems like I never catch very many at one time, plenty of threadfin but maybe 3-6 alewives per throw. I put my green light out at the marina then I wait at least 30-45 minutes. I throw a 10’ 12.5 lb deep hole net. Do you turn off the light once you throw the net?
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    ALEWIVES

    In what months do you start cast netting for these baitfish? Where are good areas to try? Do they hang out at Quarryville like the gizzard shad do? How about any good areas near the dam and is it best to catch them under lights at night?
  14. Fishfanatic

    STRIPER LOCATIONS

    Thank you!
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    STRIPER LOCATIONS

    Could anyone offer their input on what areas are good to search for stripers on Cherokee. Do they use the river and creek channels as travel routes? Shallow water areas near deep water bends? Or would it be just to do a lot of graphing and hope to run into a big school? I realize to look for gull activity in the winter to find them. Do they typically travel the same routes when they migrate up and down the lake?
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