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Could someone give me some advice about what lures to use on Stripers. I'll be fishing a 13,000 acre lake in Mississippi. Right now outside temps are running anywhere from 45 to 60 degrees. Could you also include what areas I'll be able to find them in.

Please be specific in detailing the tackle...like what size and weight jighead to throw soft swimbaits on etc etc

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    we troll for stripers on the Rez down here with rootbeer bandits. if you're fishing open water, take some binoculars and watch for surface action near and around river channels.  Are you going to greneda lake? Fish the spillway there. stripers dig that current. throw bucktail jigs and fluke jr's rigged on a 1oz dropshot as close to the gate as possible and let the current do all the work.

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we troll for stripers on the Rez down here with rootbeer bandits. if you're fishing open water, take some binoculars and watch for surface action near and around river channels. Are you going to greneda lake? Fish the spillway there. stripers dig that current. throw bucktail jigs and fluke jr's rigged on a 1oz dropshot as close to the gate as possible and let the current do all the work.

I don't know why I didn't think to just ask you instead of posting. I'm going to try to hit Ross-B one day when it's a little warmer like a high of 60-65. I'm going to fish the dam at Okatibbee Lake here in Meridian soon.

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Try throwing jigs rigged with shadd bodies suspended below a float. Not many people use this technique and it will give good results where surface action is going on near main river channels. You will want the jig suspended below the surface action due to the larger fish being a bit deeper and picking off injured baitfish that tend to drop after being nailed in the feeding action.

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we troll for stripers on the Rez down here with rootbeer bandits. if you're fishing open water, take some binoculars and watch for surface action near and around river channels. Are you going to greneda lake? Fish the spillway there. stripers dig that current. throw bucktail jigs and fluke jr's rigged on a 1oz dropshot as close to the gate as possible and let the current do all the work.

I don't know why I didn't think to just ask you instead of posting. I'm going to try to hit Ross-B one day when it's a little warmer like a high of 60-65. I'm going to fish the d**n at Okatibbee Lake here in Meridian soon.

if it can manage to rain several days in a row, they'll really open the gates. thats when the stripers go nuts. try and make it down then we'll show em who's boss  :)

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I think the species of fish is pretty much not important.

I can land any size fish, on any size tackle. (Okay, anybody can.... some people just don't know / believe it :))

Match your tackle to the bait or lure being thrown. I've been using my heavy spinning rods, with 50 lb braid, for my Striper fishing lately. But that's only because my live baits (Split Tails) are 8" to 12" long + I'm using a 4oz pyramid weight. So, I need the heavier gear to handle all of this. On the other hand, I've caught plenty of good Stripers (10 to 16 lb'ers on my micro-light, when I was using small live baits, with little, to no weight required.

Peace,

Fish

PS, These are the same reasons I use my heavy spinning gear, with 50 lb braid for Largemouths, when throwing swimbaits..... then turn around and fly line a night crawler to them on the micro-light.

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