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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2016, 22:20 

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So I was going to spend a little of my tax return on a charter on the Ohio River to go striper fishing. I'd like to learn how to catch the big river ones so I could go out on my own boat and do it.

http://www.fishohioriver.com/

I was going to take my dad, and I asked a friend if he'd like to come along too, as long as he paid the difference on adding a 3rd person.

He said "Why do you want to pay for a charter when we can just go to my grandpa's bait shop and striper fish at Kentucky Lake"

So....Here we go!

I booked a cabin for 2 nights next month and I'm taking my dad with me. We'll be fishing the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers below the dams for Barkley and Kentucky Lake.

I offered to book a bigger cabin and bring my wife and kids, but my wife was like "eh, I don't want to chase the kids around a rental place for 2 days making sure they don't break anything. Have fun." So I just got a 2 bedroom place for me and dad.

This is my first "fishing trip" since I was a kid. We went to Dale Hollow last summer, but it was more of a camping trip where I fished after the kids were in bed.

When I was 7, my dad took me to Sioux Lookout, Ontario to go pike fishing.

Here's a few pics from that trip -

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This is my grandfather, we're in front of the cabin we stayed in.

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He's all worked up that I'm paying for everything. But he took me on that trip, and this really isn't that expensive. The cabin I got is only $89 a night, and it has a full kitchen. I'm probably just going to bring a couple frozen lasagnas with us for dinners because we'll be worn out from fishing all day. Eggs and bacon for breakfast, and lunch meat for lunch.

The great thing about Kentucky is there is no fishing pole limit. So we're both scrambling to scrape together every rod and reel we can find, so we can get as much bait out there as possible.

Here he is with a big clutch of Bass, bluegill and crappie.

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I can't wait to see those replaced with some big ol' stripers like this -

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2016, 23:11 
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Wow....sounds like an excellent time, enjoy!


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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 09:24 

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Hope you have a great time! I lived in SC. for a while and fished for big stripers then. Awesome fish! The locals called them "wipers"! because they wiped out your tackle!


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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 10:14 

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Awesome. I grew up there in the Cincy area, just over the state line into Indiana. (Saw the Colerain t-shirt)

Never did any striper fishing up there, though.


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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 10:16 
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Awaiting your report. I hope to catch some stripers this summer in East TN.

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Awesome! Looking forward to a great report!



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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 10:51 
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I fish for stripes with my Dad on the TN river at Savanah. They are great fighters, even the smaller ones feel like a ton of fish. Have fun!

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What is the best striper lure?

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 11:41 
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richg99 wrote:
What is the best striper lure?

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All the guys around E Tn that I know and have went out with use live shad caught with a cast net



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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 14:12 

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sunshine wrote:
Awesome. I grew up there in the Cincy area, just over the state line into Indiana. (Saw the Colerain t-shirt)

Never did any striper fishing up there, though.



Haha, yeah, we live in the east side. Someone gave him a big box of colerain t-shirts.

East Fork lake is full of stripers. I've caught a bunch of nice ones there.



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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 14:13 

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richg99 wrote:
What is the best striper lure?

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Big plastic shad, or live shad.



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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2016, 09:20 

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awesome! we used to use giant rat'l traps and white buck tails on the james river and in the bay we would throw buck tails around the bay bridge tunnel pilings.



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Not sure where you are staying, you mentioned the northern end. If you have a chance and want something instead of frozen lasagna, check out Patty's Settlement in Grand Rivers and order the pork chop.

Have fun up there!

Edited to state correct town name, Grand Rivers.



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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2016, 09:54 
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Heres a few I have been able to get in the boat over the years from Cherokee Lake, TN and also Smith Mountain Lake, VA This thread reminded me I need to get out and fish more species this year :) All of these caught on Live Shad


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Bigguns..... Love it! Can't wait.

You guys are pushing me to try for some while I am here in TX.

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