The colder weather has dropped the river water temperature into the 40s. Walleyes are still fairly active and seem to be hitting better during the day, though most of the larger ones are caught at night. Slow moving jigs fished close to the bottom and jerkbaits are working well for walleye. Some nice walleye and smallmouth bass have been taken at the Adam Bower Dam in the deeper holes and backwater areas. Old Trail salted tubes in smoke/black flake, purple/white, medium live shiners and No. 5 Shad Raps in bright colors. Catfishing at most locations has been good, live nightcrawlers and live large shiners have been the bait of choice for this week. Baits working best for all species of fish at most locations, have been Vibrax minnow spins (Blue Fox), Fuzz-E-Grubs, Lunker City Fin-S Shad in various colors and live medium shiners. Muskie anglers are reporting many sightings in clear water and some nice catches for fisherman who have the time and skill to pursue these fish. Muskies have been going for bucktails and Magnum Bombers. All area lakes are producing well with 3 1/2 inch grubs in smoke, motor oil and green pumpkin a good choice for most species. There has been some activity on most trout streams with small shiners and redworms working best.
Photo Details: Larry Williams caught this huge striper in Belmar, New Jersey on a 4 oz jig. Another great catch by one of your customers!