I got out early this morning and headed up lake. I noticed a few gulls circling and diving around some loons in a bay. I cruised over and started marking a few stripers on the graph. Here's a little video of what happened next.
Man, I was burning the heck outta that Sebile back to the boat to cast over to those surfacing fish when that striper hit. He smashed that thing.That strike, though! Brutal!
They scooted outta that cove as soon as I caught that one but I managed to catch one more small one out of that group before they all left.Hit right at the boat. Did they keep biting or shut down after that one? From the looks of things they were still chasing bait while you were reeling him in.
Thanks Jonboater.Heck ya great video jim!
Yep, I like it when it works out.Great video. Nothing more exciting than seeing birds after bait fish and then being rewarded with a hook up.
Thanks Hawk.Yea man........Nice!!!
The ones I'm using are the gen 2, 125 Slow sinking. I've been using the holo greenie and green back ghost. I sanded them down and painted them with a base coat and then a pearl white color. I also give them a light dusting of a fine holographic glitter.I assume that's the older model Magic Swimmer? I've not tried the generation 2's.......... Great video. Exciting.
Jocko, I have a chrome with a blue top also. It's the old style and it hasn't worked well for me. After I broke off my only pearl sebile last week, all I had was that chrome blueback pattern and the fish would follow it but they wouldn't commit. They like the white or pearl color much better, especially if you burn it. If you burn it they don't have time to think and they react to it but if you slow it down they follow it and usually back off or just swirl on it.Great video. Glad you were able to procure some more magic swimmers.
I have a chrome blue back. Do you think it would not produce as well as the custom pearl color? I haven't caught anything on it.
You clearly have confidence in certain baits and specific colors which comes from time on the water.
Got me thinking of painting it.
That would be awesome to put you on your PB striper too Cletus. If we do go out one morning soon it's going to be a very cold run for sure. Definitely doable though.I think you need to take your buddy Cletus on an early morning pre-work fishing trip again one day soon………last time we did that you put me on my PB Spot!!!! Would love to mix it up with the stripes!!!!
That would be awesome to put you on your PB striper too Cletus. If we do go out one morning soon it's going to be a very cold run for sure. Definitely doable though.
Thanks Rabun. You're right, that fish caught me by surprise for sure!Another great video...really enjoy them! Good thing you were hanging on to that rod tight...he nailed it.
Thanks olcaptain!Thoroughly enjoyed that! I felt the whole strike and fight. Well done!
Cletus, I can't compete with that one right there. Can't remember catching one over 20 in Lanier for a couple years. Very nice catch my friend!Well……my PB striper is out of a river with my man Cy when we we’re filming an episode of Country Fried Cletus…….it weighed 24-pounds…….so I do have a nice PB Stripe on the books. BUT……I know there are a lot of stripes in Lanier that are bigger than 24#
Here’s a pic of it for reference and man that joker fought in that river current!!!