Advertisement

Hybrid Fishing

Juliette Stripers & Hybrids Go Deep In Summertime

With a hint of excitement in his voice, Lake Juliette fishing guide Jeff Mooney said, “Watch that pole, it’s going down!” He pointed at the rod next to Bob Turner and, as Jeff predicted, a slight bend in the rod became a deep arc toward the water as the striper pulled out line and the…

Clarks Hill Lake Live-Bait Linesides In December

Live-bait fishing for hybrids and stripers can be crazy good this time of year on Clarks Hill, with limits in minutes when the fish are bunched on points and humps feeding on herring—if you’re there at the right time. If you’d like to see proof, take a look at fishing guide Eddie Mason’s Facebook page…

West Point Lake Striped Bass And Hybrids

West Point linesides are on the move, feeding heavily on shad and tearing into blueback herring when they can find them. You can catch both stripers and hybrids right now trolling artificials and live bait, downlining live bait and jigging spoons and bucktails. It is a great time to catch them. Both species have been…

Podcast: Warm Weather Linesides With Walker Smith

GON Managing Editor Daryl Kirby talks warm weather fishing for linesides with Walker Smith, the Managing Editor and Social Media Director of Wired2Fish. Walker shares some tips and tactics for a great pattern and technique to catch hybrids and striped bass on artificial lures. Read Walker’s article at gon.com.    Listen Here   [iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/10972016/height/300/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/legacy/tdest_id/1553768″…

Lake Chatuge Hybrids Are Back

There is a secret in the north Georgia mountains. Few anglers are aware that Lake Chatuge is full of 6- to 8-lb. hybrid bass. They are hungry, they are in tight schools under baitfish right now, and you can catch 30 to 50 of them in a few hours all summer long. Filled in 1942,…

Hot Summer Lineside Action

I bass fish—and write about bass fishing—for a living. I’m normally the ding dong you’ll see on the lake in the rain, sleet and snow. I’ve had some strange looks over the years. But I’ll be flat-out honest with you: You’d be hard pressed to find me bass fishing in the heat of the summer.…

Dock Lights For A Nighttime Fishing Frenzy

On this moonless night, several black specters flashed in front of the glowing green orbs and vanished just as quickly as they appeared. Slowly, cautiously, we moved closer to investigate the apparitions. Soon, more shadowy objects materialized and disappeared near the faint green glowing spheres illuminating parts of the dark water. No, we didn’t chase…

Oconee Linesides At The Dam

As the big schools of Lake Oconee stripers and hybrids race to the dam this month in an effort to spawn, anglers will be waiting on them in boats with suspended bass minnows dangling below their fiberglass hulls. Oconee is a lake where water generation moves both ways, which means linesides don’t only go up…

Extremely Rare Fish Caught From Lake Allatoona

David Ray, of Rydal, has been fishing Allatoona for 50 years and has never landed a fish like the one he caught on April 25. The morning began like any other. Every time David goes fishing, he catches his own bait to fish with. Typically, he goes for threadfins. “Early Monday morning, I landed a 3- to…

Clarks Hill Stripers Finding A More Oxygen-Rich Thermocline

Summer is a great time for outdoor recreational activity, particularly if it has anything to do with water. Clark Hill, near Augusta, is a favorite of local residents and fun seekers from both Georgia and South Carolina who show up in large numbers to enjoy this beautiful body of water. Clark Hill is a fine…

Hybrid Recipes

Wild In The Kitchen: Captain D’s Style Crunchy Stripe

I love Captain D’s crunchy fish. I’ve learned to duplicate it at home with striped bass thanks to a former Captain D’s cook who gave me the recipe. Here’s my take: 2 pounds striped bass filets 1 tsp garlic powder 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups cold water 1 tsp…