I'm going to a local lake (55 miles) called Kiser Lake, that has stripers and I'm still trying to catch my first one. Everyone else has been catching them on floating crankbaits in about 11' of water, while trolling in a kayak. One of the guys in our group has caught several, not the least of which was 32" long and 18 lbs. He said that it pulled him, in his kayak, around for 1 hr. and 50 minutes, before he could get it in the boat.
I've not tried any live bait, chicken liver, etc., but I hear it works well. I'm guessing that the water temperature is still too high for them to really start hitting consistantly.
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