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By Huck Finn - Posted on 18 January 2011

Me and my buddy (The Net Man) went to the Ohio River and caught a nice bunch of stripers this past week. Most of the fish were hybrids with a few rockfish and white bass in the mix. We caught at least 50 stripers with the biggest going about 8 LB. The fish were caught on 4" swim shads, fun trip.

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Big Papa's picture

What was the water temp?

Huck Finn's picture

I didn't actually check the water temp this past trip, but I believe it would have been about 38 degrees. The cold water has been causing a major shad kill which is why the stripers in the pics are so fat.

Ray's picture

Alright before start in on me about non-crappiei on the front page. Check out that crappie101.com cap Huck is sporting.
Thanks Huck for the reports. Man I bet those stripes were fun to catch.

Ray

Huck Finn's picture

Hang in there Ray, hopefully by the first week or two of March I will have some crappiei pics from Ky Lake. Last year we had some really good days on the lake - longlining southern pro jigs. I guess till then I will be on the dark side fishing for stripers. And yes those fish are fun to catch on artificials.

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