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Home Anglers Corner February 16, 2018 - Bullfrog bait

February 16, 2018 - Bullfrog bait

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Wayne, I thought I would pass along what I did and learned the night of 16 Feb 2018.  I tried fishing
under the lights at Halls Marina without even a bite for around 2 hours of effort.  Thinking about your
report that the stripers are staying out of the channel and have been found back in the coves and
shallower areas, I went to the cove that has the fuel pumps just downstream from the marina, knowing the bottom is only 50' or so deep, and got action almost immediately.  For some reason I was having
a hard time hooking the fish, but for an hour or more I had occasional bites.  I netted 2 stripers between 2 and 3 pounds each that put up a good fight, and were nice and fat.  We ate them and they were some of the tastiest we have had.  I caught them on anchovies.  I tried out corn, now that it is
allowed at Powell, and only had one bite, that never hooked at all.  So far I'm not very excited about
the corn, but that may change with warmer weather.  It was pretty cold so I didn't stay long, but it
seems like there are stripers for the taking if a person tries the right place, and the right lures or bait.
Ralph (Reddrock) from Blanding

I thought I would pass along what I did and learned the night of 16 Feb 2018.  I tried fishing under the lights at Halls Marina without even a bite for around 2 hours of effort.  Thinking about your report that the stripers are staying out of the channel and have been found back in the coves and shallower areas, I went to the cove that has the fuel pumps just downstream from the marina, knowing the bottom is only 50' or so deep, and got action almost immediately. 

For some reason I was havinga hard time hooking the fish, but for an hour or more I had occasional bites.  I netted 2 stripers between 2 and 3 pounds each that put up a good fight, and were nice and fat.  We ate them and they were some of the tastiest we have had.  I caught them on anchovies.  I tried out corn, now that it is allowed at Powell, and only had one bite, that never hooked at all.  So far I'm not very excited about the corn, but that may change with warmer weather.  It was pretty cold so I didn't stay long, but it seems like there are stripers for the taking if a person tries the right place, and the right lures or bait. 

Ralph (Reddrock) from Blanding