Sorry its late, but the striped bass fishing on Jordan Lake and Gaston Lake was really good during July and the first couple weeks of August.
I got out multiple times by myself, took Michelle a few times, and even took her nephew out on his first striper trip and we caught fish every time; keepers too.
Crankbaits, bucktails, swim bait rigs, it didn’t seem to matter if you could get on top of the fish and stay with them. Striped bass move around quite a bit in summer and can be notoriously difficult to fish at times during the hottest months.
And there seemed to be no markable thermocline this year, add that to the list of crazy 2020 happenings. And in addition everything seemed late.
Anyway, here are a bunch of pics of the fish we caught for our summer season, back to work for me!
Brandon’s first ever striped bass!
The spotted and largemouth bass were thick in the mix on Gaston Lake all summer long, especially on big spinners trolled fast through the upper water column. Stripers seemed to be 20′ down on both lakes for over a month, you just had to find them.
Jordan stripers were feeding well then I got too busy to fish, so I don’t know what’s going on there now…..
And don’t forget to check out cedarscrimshaw.com for game fish artwork like these….