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Striper 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…

Purple Heart Recipients Enjoy Lanier Fishing Trip With SCI

The Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) was honored to host 25 Purple Heart recipients during its annual Wounded Veterans Fishing Weekend at Lake Lanier July 9-11. The event, which has been hosted for more than a decade by Georgia SCI, provides a full weekend of fishing and fun on Lake Lanier for wounded…

Striped Bass Sets Coosawattee River Record

Most every striped bass caught in Georgia waters is spawned in a hatchery and stocked by WRD Fisheries personnel, but in the rolling stretch of the Coosa River from Rome to Lake Weiss there’s some natural reproduction of stripers. It’s a rare occurrence for landlocked populations of this anadromous species—fish that naturally migrate from the…

Rome City Limit Striped Bass

The below article and video first aired in June 1999 with striper angler Glenn Brown, GON writer Lindsay Thomas Jr. and GON-TV cameraman Eric Thornton. Join them for an amazing day of fish catching on the Coosa River more than 20 years ago. Subscribe to GON’s Youtube channel. “If a location is going to produce…

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″…

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.…

Meeting To Discuss Hartwell Stripers

Representatives of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will hold a meeting at the Anderson Civic Center to give an overview and status update to anglers on cooperative striped bass fishery management programs undertaken by the three agencies. Interested members…

Study Looks At Hartwell Striped Bass Die-Off

Over the last few years, Lake Hartwell anglers have expressed concern about the declining numbers of striped bass in the lake. “We attribute the decline in the striped bass population to low levels of dissolved oxygen found down deep where striped bass live during the summertime,” said WRD fisheries biologist Anthony Rabern. “Droughts and floods…

Striper Recipes

Wild In The Kitchen: Greek Style Grilled Striper

Greek-Style Grilled Striper Large striped bass filet Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper 3 medium white onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 large can chopped tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato paste When fileting striper, leave skin on. Wash and pat dry. Flip filet skin side up and brush with olive…

Wild In The Kitchen: Pan-Seared Striped Bass

Pan-Seared Striped Bass I am a big fan of striped bass and its culinary options. Striped bass have white meat and a mild flavor, but it is their texture that makes them so versatile. They can be pan-seared like salmon, grilled, cold-smoked, broiled or sautéed. 4 skin-on striped bass fillets 1 lemon 3 tablespoons olive…

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…