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by Bob Burnley
May 12th, 2016, 7:12 pm
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: Things I never see when fishing
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Things I never see when fishing

Thanks David. I sure do like that picture of the Wahoo....and the hooohooo too!!!!
by Bob Burnley
April 19th, 2016, 10:44 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: One of a kind painting of my record hybrid!
Replies: 23
Views: 1169

Re: One of a kind painting of my record hybrid!

Dustin, I think this is totally bad ass. I really like this idea.
by Bob Burnley
April 10th, 2016, 10:44 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: SSTG 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: SSTG 2016

Jay you need to be there.

Mike Ward...If you don't come, then I am going to call you something that starts with a "P"

Also, based on posts then Dustin Pate better frigging be there as well. No excuses.

I can't wait! :hellyea: :hellyea:
by Bob Burnley
April 7th, 2016, 9:32 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Fall Brawl 16
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Fall Brawl 16

If the scientist is planning to come to SC for this, then you need to let me know. Not sure I'm all that crazy about donating to the tournament on Hartwell, but I do know a couple of other places in the local area that produce really big fish in December. In case you are interested?
by Bob Burnley
March 31st, 2016, 11:46 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: West Point River video from 3-29-16
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: West Point River video from 3-29-16

Oh I'm loving the hat cam. Really think you are on it with putting the other rod in the water I pulled up a fish the other day and had three others that came with it. I never can react or be calm enough to take advantage of those situations. Dammit! It's something akin to a bunch of dogs fighting ov...
by Bob Burnley
March 17th, 2016, 9:55 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Your Preferred Speed?
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Your Preferred Speed?

I'm curious about what you all think is the right or preferred speed to pull gizzards at? Specifically 5-10" gizzards. Not the big mongos or the little bitty babies. In general I am running these medium/large baits at 1 to 1.2 MPH. Now there are some variances, such as: - Real hot or real cold water...
by Bob Burnley
March 15th, 2016, 11:20 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: a New Personal Best for me on SML
Replies: 25
Views: 1599

Re: a New Personal Best for me on SML

That is awesome Mike. Really nice fish, and I know you have to be pumped about breaking your best on the lake.
by Bob Burnley
March 14th, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Lake Sidney Carter Toona the last couple of days…
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Lake Sidney Carter Toona the last couple of days…

Great way to spend a few days. Nice report and pics.
by Bob Burnley
March 8th, 2016, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: SPRING is on!!
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: SPRING is on!!

I'm sitting in Northeast Ohio right now with work. Way to damn far away from my boat. I will be off all next week I may decide to spend a few continuous days on the water. Hold out nice weather!
by Bob Burnley
March 2nd, 2016, 8:47 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Questions

Shawn, Jim and others, do you guys think herring are similar to threads in the spawning rituals and runs during the spring? I have seen very similar activities, but I notice it being more condensed. Timing is more limited and locations more concentrated. I notice them going into a spawn cycle that s...
by Bob Burnley
March 2nd, 2016, 12:21 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Fishing Tailwaters of Hydro-electric Dam
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Fishing Tailwaters of Hydro-electric Dam

I've fished in the roped off areas on Clark Hill with a R/C boat during the backpump. Fishing the right spots is everything. We put planer board clips on each side of the boat and simply pulled out the line with a quick tug. Interestingly, cut herring beat out live herring by a lot. If you really w...
by Bob Burnley
March 2nd, 2016, 12:08 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Fishing Tailwaters of Hydro-electric Dam
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Fishing Tailwaters of Hydro-electric Dam

I fish a couple of areas in the Savannah chain that are similar to what you describe. Perhaps not exactly the same, but close. Where Russell dumps in to Clarks Hill it goes both ways with pump back, and where Hartwell dumps into Russell it is more of of a cold water dump, especially in the summer. C...
by Bob Burnley
March 1st, 2016, 9:18 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 15
Views: 894

Re: Where is this?

I'm thinking Terry is right, and it is the Clinch River above Kingston.
by Bob Burnley
March 1st, 2016, 9:15 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Questions

Like Shawn, I've noticed that the spawn starts getting heavy in April and tapers toward the end of June. I believe they spawn before the sun comes up and they seem to prefer riprap or more vertical banks with something they can lay eggs on like wood. I haven't noticed much spawning in the daylight ...
by Bob Burnley
March 1st, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Moeller advanced model
Replies: 17
Views: 1056

Re: Moeller advanced model

Just received another edition to my bait tank collection, which is the new Moeller Striper Soup edition. Ordered it Sunday night and got it midday Tuesday along with a few other SS goodies. That is what I call quick! Let me explain my stupid status: I already have a SBT II Striper Soup tank, along w...
by Bob Burnley
February 24th, 2016, 10:36 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Planer board order....
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Planer board order....

I'm similar to the other posts with the wing pattern and the front boards being the shortest. I tend to always run floats off the back, and it can sometimes get a little touchy on turns, with the back boards on the inside of the turn getting on top of the floats. I usually just take up some slack li...
by Bob Burnley
January 29th, 2016, 10:00 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Sorry Excuse
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Sorry Excuse

Well, it has been forever since I posted on the site, and I apologize to my striper brethren. The last few months have basically sucked for me. Three deaths in the family, my mom hospitalized several times, my wife's knee going out, 4 road trips to Louisiana, 2 trips to NY, 2 trips to Western Kentuc...
by Bob Burnley
January 29th, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Striper Soup Outfitters
Replies: 119
Views: 6149

Re: Striper Soup Outfitters

Looking great guys. Best of luck and hope everything works out awesome for you. I sure am looking forward to a road trip and stopping in some time.
by Bob Burnley
November 18th, 2015, 3:47 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Moving
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: Moving

Awesome Sean. After fishing with you there, I'm not surprised. Good luck and let me know if you need any help.
by Bob Burnley
November 6th, 2015, 7:32 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: 100 Gallon BA
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: 100 Gallon BA

I gotta buy a bigger boat.
by Bob Burnley
November 6th, 2015, 6:53 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: moving
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: moving

Heck yea! I'm planning on moving too! I didn't realize how much crap I have until I decided to start packing it up!! Let me see....Sean's fishing gear = 3-4 truckloads Sean's beer brewing supplies = 2-3 truckloads Sean's cooking stuff = another 2-3 truckloads Just messing with you Sean! Hell, if I ...
by Bob Burnley
November 1st, 2015, 8:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to Site
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: New to Site

Welcome John to the greatest place on earth for the serious striper fisherman. We are all possessed idiots with a passion for the big stripes.
by Bob Burnley
October 27th, 2015, 9:47 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Striper Soup Outfitters
Replies: 119
Views: 6149

Re: Striper Soup Outfitters

I like catching my own bait and keeping it at home. But, considering I haven't been born into wealth, and have to work for a living and keep up my farm, I really like the convenience of being able to buy bait, especially for short trips. Whenever I go to TN I would certainly be a customer. Now, if y...
by Bob Burnley
October 17th, 2015, 10:20 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS
Replies: 41
Views: 3139

Re: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS

Two more....
by Bob Burnley
October 17th, 2015, 10:18 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS
Replies: 41
Views: 3139

Re: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS

Late post, but I figure I still need to post these. Wish I would have taken more. Guess I got caught up in the moments!!! It was a blast.
by Bob Burnley
October 16th, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Turning Over Lakes
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Turning Over Lakes

Manged to locate a few of the "hot girls"! Took me about three hours of cruising. That and several beers and some time scratching my head. Sort of shocked me where I found them, and it was about 10 miles from where I put the boat in. I keep seeing bait in the main river channel, but still felt like ...
by Bob Burnley
October 16th, 2015, 8:56 pm
Forum: Kerr/Buggs Island
Topic: 10/16/15
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: 10/16/15

Sounds like your much needed trip is working out well. Nice job on the bait and the fish. That screen shot is insane. I almost never see schools like that where I'm at. Sure wish I would!
by Bob Burnley
October 16th, 2015, 12:40 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Turning Over Lakes
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Turning Over Lakes

Wednesday I tried deeper and further down the lake, thinking that the fish had already moved down the lake. The bait I was graphing seemed to be 20' or more. Yesterday I went into the skinnier water and way up the lake. Bait was on top and the bass were running them like crazy. For me though, it was...
by Bob Burnley
October 16th, 2015, 8:54 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Turning Over Lakes
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Turning Over Lakes

...just totally screw me up! Every spring and fall I seem to completely lose my way for a few weeks. I was on fish just a short time ago, then the lakes started to change. Bait scattered everywhere, and the stripers flew the coop. Hard to believe, but yesterday a carried an ultralight in the boat an...
by Bob Burnley
October 6th, 2015, 9:12 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS
Replies: 41
Views: 3139

Re: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS

Shoot, if you boys want to come to SC I have a 71 acre farm that you can camp on and I'll provide the kegs of beer along with the steaks. No, I won't give you access to the log home, because the little woman would whip my ass! Clarks Hill = 45 minutes Russell = 30 Minutes Hartwell = 20 Minutes No. I...
by Bob Burnley
October 4th, 2015, 9:52 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS
Replies: 41
Views: 3139

Re: OFFICIAL: PHOTOS

I can’t write well enough to express the gratitude and fun I had at the 2015 SSTG. Despite the weather, change of location, and being a frigging hour away from David’s place, it was all still awesome. I will post photos and perhaps some video in the next few days when I catch up. Just got in and hav...
by Bob Burnley
September 29th, 2015, 12:18 am
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: *****CHEF'S ITINERARY*****
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: *****CHEF'S ITINERARY*****

Bob, if you can get by the shop around 9-10 Wed morning, stop by and we'll ride up together! Would like to, but I've got to pick up my fishing bud, and we are bringing his boat. Which is an amazing 22' Nautic Star Bay Tournament Series with 200 HO E-Tec, HDS12 Gen2, and rigged for some serious stri...
by Bob Burnley
September 28th, 2015, 11:45 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: *****CHEF'S ITINERARY*****
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: *****CHEF'S ITINERARY*****

I did not how to throw a cast net until I watched Shawn on youtube years ago. I still don't throw often enough to be worth a shit. Perhaps with enough liquid encouragement I would put my name in the hat. If nothing else, some of my rotten banana throws may bring some laughter! Shawn, I've got the ma...
by Bob Burnley
September 22nd, 2015, 10:10 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: Firewood NEEDED for FIRE PIT!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Firewood NEEDED for FIRE PIT!!!

John, We plan on getting there Wednesday afternoon. I don't know if we will have much room for a load of firewood coming in, but we can go get a truckload that afternoon if it helps. I'm not sure we will need a whole cord, but perhaps a truckload or two would be good. Now we will be awfully anxious ...
by Bob Burnley
September 22nd, 2015, 2:00 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: hooks!?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: hooks!?

I know I'm going start sounding again like some tree hugging conservationist, which I'm not, but oh well. I believe there is a reason circle hooks are mandatory in several saltwater regions when using live bait. Why is that? They frigging work. No. Not all the time, but most of the time they work. A...
by Bob Burnley
September 18th, 2015, 9:47 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: SSTG 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2280

Re: SSTG 2015

I have GOT to get some of that. I'll be burning up the internet trying to get some of that sent my way.
by Bob Burnley
September 18th, 2015, 9:46 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: BA Bait Tanks
Replies: 54
Views: 2854

Re: BA Bait Tanks

I like the looks of that bad boy. Need any field testers? Yeah, I know...probably not.
by Bob Burnley
September 18th, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: hooks!?
Replies: 21
Views: 1569

Re: hooks!?

Just a comment on circles, and I am a HUGE believer! You need to make sure that you tie the right knot. If you are tying a palomar or an improved clinch, then I think you are making a mistake. You need to tie a Snell knot. They can seem a little confusing, but once you get use to it they are really ...
by Bob Burnley
September 14th, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL FOOD THREAD
Replies: 34
Views: 1970

Re: OFFICIAL FOOD THREAD

Thursday dinner: Cracker Barrel in Harriman around 7pm. Friday B'fast: Chef - sausage and eggs Friday dinner: Sean Reynolds - Ribs, pulled pork, slaw, corn. Roland Z - Potato Salad Sat B'fast: Chef - sausage and eggs Sat Lunch: Brats/Burgers? Or maybe a light snack? Saturday dinner: *tentative but ...
by Bob Burnley
September 14th, 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL FOOD THREAD
Replies: 34
Views: 1970

Re: OFFICIAL FOOD THREAD

Thursday dinner: Cracker Barrel in Harriman around 7pm. Friday B'fast: Chef - sausage and eggs Friday dinner: Sean Reynolds - Ribs, pulled pork, slaw, corn. Roland Z - Potato Salad Sat B'fast: Chef - sausage and eggs Sat Lunch: Brats/Burgers? Or maybe a light snack? Saturday dinner: *tentative but ...
by Bob Burnley
September 12th, 2015, 12:45 am
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL FOOD THREAD
Replies: 34
Views: 1970

Re: OFFICIAL FOOD THREAD

Yep. I'm planning on bringing about 10-15 yard birds to go on the smoker. I figure about 6-8 hours at 200* and those bitches are going to be tasty!!!
by Bob Burnley
August 28th, 2015, 10:20 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: OFFICIAL RSVP FOR SSTG 2015 - OCT 2-4
Replies: 32
Views: 2058

Re: OFFICIAL RSVP FOR SSTG 2015 - OCT 2-4

As I said before...I'm coming Hell or high water! I haven't fished in what seems like months. Been working my tail off lately. Job is brutal right now, renovating bathrooms at home, and helping a son build a house. I haven't been doing anything but working and sleeping. Haven't even been on this sit...
by Bob Burnley
July 15th, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: Tims Ford
Topic: 7-13-2015 at Tims Ford
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: 7-13-2015 at Tims Ford

I think you have that technique mastered. Nice job.
by Bob Burnley
June 26th, 2015, 8:05 pm
Forum: The BIG one
Topic: 50 lb club has been attained.
Replies: 49
Views: 4572

Re: 50 lb club has been attained.

Awesome Chef. You can now always look up at and smile remembering what it felt like on the end of a line!
by Bob Burnley
June 25th, 2015, 10:33 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: SSTG 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2280

Re: SSTG 2015

I am trying to make it as well. Going to Montauk for the fall blitz and a cruise in September, so money will be tight but I'll make do. :D Jim, You are bringing back some awesome memories for me. As I mentioned to you before my wife grew up on Long Island, and her remaining family is still there. O...
by Bob Burnley
June 25th, 2015, 4:29 pm
Forum: 2015 SSTG
Topic: SSTG 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2280

SSTG 2015

Shawn and All Others, I am planning on getting to the SSTG this year. I wanted to go last year, but had work commitments screw it up. This year I'm locking it in and making plans. Don't know doodle about Watts Bar, so I'm planning to come up early, renting a cabin, and fishing a few days before all ...
by Bob Burnley
June 12th, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tube
Replies: 42
Views: 2656

Re: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tu

Bob- Have you used the snap swivel/big float idea? No I haven't, but I will try it now. I understand your point on the observer. I just don't like seeing a person who could be swayed being a part of the process. The big money tournaments Mark Crawford recently ran I think required polygraphs of the...
by Bob Burnley
June 12th, 2015, 7:09 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tube
Replies: 42
Views: 2656

Re: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tu

I've been using a tailors tape for several years (and promoting its use) I consider it is the best way to measure a fish. If you look around you can find them with a vinyl coating that makes them waterproof and almost indestructible. You can keep fish in the water and measure length and even girth w...
by Bob Burnley
June 10th, 2015, 3:45 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tube
Replies: 42
Views: 2656

Re: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tu

Rick, I'm not sure who you are referring to, but I really don't see anything wrong with your posts. I do think you have your facts a little off. I'm familiar with the study done on Clarks Hill and will post some of the actual info later on to clear up the facts. The bottom line is there were 150 str...
by Bob Burnley
June 10th, 2015, 10:11 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tube
Replies: 42
Views: 2656

Re: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tu

I'm not sure what the hell I was referencing with the percent thing Shawn. I was all fired up and probably crossed my wires. I normally agree with many of your points, but in your original post on this thread this part really bugged me; "We're talking about a fish that often dies after the release n...
by Bob Burnley
June 9th, 2015, 11:14 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tube
Replies: 42
Views: 2656

Re: The Falsehoods of holding a Striped Bass in a Release Tu

Okay, this is one time I'm calling BULLSHIT. I put Tony in the 3% and Jim perhaps in the same 3% and this is one time I'll put Shawn in the 0% percent (and I have a great deal of respect for the Chef). In the hotter months I do not bring fish into the boat, never into a net, and release them in the ...
by Bob Burnley
June 3rd, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Striped Bass Challenge
Replies: 53
Views: 3646

Re: Striped Bass Challenge

Tony, I agree with your comments almost 100%. Where I have an issue is that I do think a big money tournament with knowledgeable fishermen on a lake can reek more havoc on the big fish of the lake than an weekend warrior population with or without guides. It is why I don't like and won't fish in the...
by Bob Burnley
April 30th, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: Norfork (AR)
Topic: April, Up and Down
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: April, Up and Down

Nice fish Sean! Looks like you are having fun despite the weather. It is always easy to bitch about the weather, but I know where I'm at we have good reason this year. Almost 7 inches of rain in April. Much cooler than normal, And when it isn't raining then the wind is blowing like I'm living in Kan...
by Bob Burnley
April 28th, 2015, 11:27 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Is there such a thing as too much bait?
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Is there such a thing as too much bait?

Recently on some of my trips I have noticed something that I've never seen before. Perhaps I just didn't see this until now, but I've had something weird going on. On two of my last three trips to the lake I've been in the process of bringing rigs up to the boat which have had herring on the hooks. ...
by Bob Burnley
April 25th, 2015, 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Got in Outdoor Life
Replies: 25
Views: 1173

Re: Got in Outdoor Life

Damn dude...you're famous!
by Bob Burnley
April 14th, 2015, 10:57 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: StriperTube alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: StriperTube alternatives

Just a heads up on the tubes. Warren used to make these things, but I think he has now gotten some one else to make them for him. I know he recently got a delivery in of the larger tubes. He normally sells out of them pretty quick, but you can always contact him and get on the list. His email is SCS...
by Bob Burnley
March 20th, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: Norfork (AR)
Topic: Lake Norfork 3-17-15
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Lake Norfork 3-17-15

Nice job. Great that you were able to put Dad on fish. I have to say though, those eyes are a little scary.
by Bob Burnley
March 11th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: West Point Stripes - Wot's...Uh the Deal
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: West Point Stripes - Wot's...Uh the Deal

That is bitchin! Beautiful fish and love the video.
by Bob Burnley
March 11th, 2015, 4:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New Guy in Acworth
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: New Guy in Acworth

Welcome Bruce. You will find some serious striper guys on here. I've fished a decent amount out on Long Island and it was a blast. Both for blues and for stripers. My wife is from Mattituck and her family is still there. There is some serious striper fishing in the LI Sound!
by Bob Burnley
March 6th, 2015, 7:56 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Hooks?
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Hooks?

I don't even know what to say after looking at that. I guess dumb-ass would sum it up.
by Bob Burnley
March 5th, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Weather guessers
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Weather guessers

I've always heard some of the best bites are in the worst weather. How many of you guys have had this experience? I fished one day last fall in the pouring rain from 6:30 to 2:00 and found fish, just couldn't get them to bite. I had good gizzards fo bait. I need to learn more tricks to try to entic...
by Bob Burnley
March 4th, 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Weather guessers
Replies: 24
Views: 1572

Re: Weather guessers

I was gonna bitch about the weather and the lousy forecasters, and then I saw Sean's pictures. I'll now keep my mouth shut, and acknowledge that I don't have it so bad.
by Bob Burnley
March 2nd, 2015, 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Species
Topic: 2-28-15 Slab Crappie
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: 2-28-15 Slab Crappie

Well executed.
While looking at that picture of that cooler my mouth started watering!
by Bob Burnley
February 27th, 2015, 10:48 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Shiners or Catch Bait? Water temp low 40's
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Shiners or Catch Bait? Water temp low 40's

Mine in order of preference in the cold water.. Store bought... Small trout if you can find them and they are legal where you are. Shiners - More hardy and active than herring in cold water Herring - Maybe slow in the cold, but stripers still like them (again have to be legal) As for catching bait, ...
by Bob Burnley
February 27th, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Presentation on striper migrations
Replies: 27
Views: 1522

Re: Presentation on striper migrations

Thanks Bob for explaining how to find current. Will have to see if my Lowrance can find it. Does it make any difference on the depth of the water? I think if you get too deep then it may be a challenge. Probably the optimum would be 15-50, but I still think you can find it down to 60 or 80 feet if ...
by Bob Burnley
February 26th, 2015, 6:27 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Presentation on striper migrations
Replies: 27
Views: 1522

Re: Presentation on striper migrations

Biggest striper I ever caught was on cut bait in pure mud! Jay, I don't disagree because I think you can still catch fish when it is muddy, especially with cut bait because they don't have to see it, but instead smell it. I just have more success moving to clearer water when it is available. Probab...
by Bob Burnley
February 26th, 2015, 6:19 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Presentation on striper migrations
Replies: 27
Views: 1522

Re: Presentation on striper migrations

I probably have spent way too much idle time watching my boards and floats and decided to try everything known to man on my sonar. I don't think it is mystical or a secret, but probably most people don't ever monkey around trying out crazy crap with their sonar. On my 1198 I put it on switchfire son...
by Bob Burnley
February 25th, 2015, 9:54 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Gopro
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Gopro

I don't know anything about the other brands out there, but I've had a GoPro for several years now. I have an awesome library of videos that a few fishermen might put a bounty on to know locations. I don't post too many of them, but everything I've put on this site is either video or a picture (fram...
by Bob Burnley
February 25th, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Presentation on striper migrations
Replies: 27
Views: 1522

Re: Presentation on striper migrations

Ezell, When I read this several years ago on another site that you frequent it really hit home. I've continued to use it, and agree with it being posted regularly. Here is couple of things that I have stumbled upon and try to also take into account, which may help someone out... Current - Depending ...
by Bob Burnley
February 25th, 2015, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: N Ga. Snow
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: N Ga. Snow

Depending on which forecast you believe there are calling for anywhere from 4" to 8" in the upstate of SC tonight. I'm so tired of rain, snow, ice, and worst of all wind. The forecast for the weekend is calling for more. That will make 5 straight weekends. I'm going to the lake this coming weekend n...
by Bob Burnley
February 25th, 2015, 9:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie, Clueless but trying to learn!
Replies: 18
Views: 979

Re: Newbie, Clueless but trying to learn!

Welcome Dana. Always makes me happy to see a lady who likes to fish! You can learn a bunch from the folks on here. Some of the techniques you learned in saltwater can be applied to fresh water, and a kayak can be to your advantage sometimes. Stealth, and being able to get into spots where others can...
by Bob Burnley
February 25th, 2015, 12:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Howdy from East TN
Replies: 11
Views: 615

Re: Howdy from East TN

Welcome Justin. As you have seen already, the guys on here are really serious about striper fishing. If that's what you came for, then you are in the right place.
by Bob Burnley
February 20th, 2015, 8:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Brian from SC
Replies: 20
Views: 865

Re: Brian from SC

If you show them your home tanks, you better put in a new perimeter security system, along with an Acme Torpedo defense system, and perhaps a couple of mean ass dogs. Just kidding. Everyone on here is respectful and dedicated to the sport. Whenever our paths cross I learn something, and I certainly ...
by Bob Burnley
February 19th, 2015, 9:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Brian from SC
Replies: 20
Views: 865

Re: Brian from SC

Hmmm...Brian Tate. Name sounds really familiar. Are you the Brian Tate that catches and sells bait?

Regardless welcome aboard, and if so then we will all be learning a few things!
by Bob Burnley
January 22nd, 2015, 9:39 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Striper caught on video Trollpro
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Striper caught on video Trollpro

This has completely ruined me. I will now be sitting in my boat thinking that there are 10-15 stripers, in the thirty to forty pound class, just hanging out behind my bait swimming around figuring out whether or not they want to eat or not. I will never want to come off the water.
by Bob Burnley
September 24th, 2014, 12:25 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: The Dump Truck
Replies: 7
Views: 565

The Dump Truck

This last Saturday (9/20) I went fishing in the afternoon. My middle son, Greg went with me. Greg has his own photography and video business and he wanted to get some really good footage of me catching fish. Not too much pressure, huh. Well, the good news is I did manage to catch a few and we got so...
by Bob Burnley
September 19th, 2014, 8:56 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Talking about big striper online
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

Re: Talking about big striper online

At first I wasn’t going to reply to this post, but I guess I’ve got too much to say about it to hold back, so here goes… Perhaps we are evolving. Wow that sounds deep huh. What I want to say is perhaps the people who are catching the majority of the larger fish are keeping it low key, versus telling...
by Bob Burnley
September 17th, 2014, 8:25 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Rig
Topic: River boat
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: River boat

Looks nice, and it sure is a peaceful way to be on the water. My problem comes in when I look for a place to hold my cooler full of beer and chicken, bait tank, spots for 6 rods, and let's not forget my big screen fish finder. I guess that is the reason I have two kayaks and one Old Town canoe colle...
by Bob Burnley
August 21st, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: The BIG one
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 24
Views: 1734

Re: 52 lbs

That is a beauty. Great thing that you turned her loose and she is still out there! Just frigging awesome! Congrats.
by Bob Burnley
July 8th, 2014, 9:32 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Rig
Topic: Marc Floyd's new ride
Replies: 29
Views: 1572

Re: Marc Floyd's new ride

Wow that boat looks awesome. The only thing I would add is bunch of young ladies in bikinis!
by Bob Burnley
July 8th, 2014, 9:28 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Quest of a Trophy Hunter
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: The Quest of a Trophy Hunter

I'm looking forward to this.
by Bob Burnley
June 15th, 2014, 7:39 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Awesome Sky - Not a Bad Fish Either
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Awesome Sky - Not a Bad Fish Either

I've started to shy away from posting too many pictures or videos, but this one deserves to be seen. Friday evening I got to the lake around 6PM. Dealt with a few passing showers, and then had the pleasure of watching the sun go down. Caught a few nice fish, including the one in the video. Not exact...
by Bob Burnley
April 28th, 2014, 10:12 pm
Forum: My Bait is BIGGER than your Bass
Topic: Potential Record
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Potential Record

David, This may be the best post I've ever read. The fact that you said to yourself...screw the record...I would rather catch a monster is awesome. That is the sign of really sick SOB, or a serious fisherman. Or both! I was laughing my ass off thinking about your fishing rod bent over and jumping pu...
by Bob Burnley
April 24th, 2014, 7:18 pm
Forum: Tennessee
Topic: Dumb luck?
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Dumb luck?

I was starting to get a little bored watching him catch those big cats, and then he says something like "oh my.. there are going to be a lot of jealous people because this one is a big striper!" What a nice fish. I've been trying to cut bait this spring, but it just seems like every time I'm out the...
by Bob Burnley
April 4th, 2014, 10:11 pm
Forum: The BIG one
Topic: 50 lb club has been attained.
Replies: 49
Views: 4572

Re: 50 lb club has been attained.

Bob, the fish was released but floated up about 5 minutes later and despite our best efforts and cpr it didn't survive the encounter. It was mysteriously bleeding out its butthole pretty profusely. We were VERY gentle with it, and I laid it down gracefully on a premoistened towel when we had to set...
by Bob Burnley
April 3rd, 2014, 11:25 pm
Forum: The BIG one
Topic: 50 lb club has been attained.
Replies: 49
Views: 4572

Re: 50 lb club has been attained.

I'm speechless, dumbfounded, jealous and envious. Seriously though, I'm really happy for you guys. That is a fish of a lifetime, and something I dream about daily.

Please tell me it went back????
by Bob Burnley
March 25th, 2014, 10:28 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: If you had a choice, what time of day would you fish?
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: If you had a choice, what time of day would you fish?

Time of year is a big factor, but if I had to choose, then for me...it is the evening. My three biggest fish and normally my better fishing come during the evening hours. Now, I do think releases play a major role in whether or not they are active in the middle of the day or not, but all things bein...
by Bob Burnley
February 25th, 2014, 9:41 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: How far do you drive to fish?
Replies: 37
Views: 1082

Re: How far do you drive to fish?

For my local lakes it is 40 minutes best case, and 90 minutes worst case. Now, if I was as close as some of you, then I would be divorced, broke and unemployed! And as for you Ezell...I'm always envious. Retired, right in the heart of good fishing, and then top it off with being really good at it. S...
by Bob Burnley
February 12th, 2014, 11:42 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: 74lbr caught and released
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: 74lbr caught and released

Mike Ward wrote:
Bob Burnley wrote:That is just wrong, wrong, wrong, and dammit it's unfair. Here I am thinking all this time I've been hunting big stripers and these guys are hauling in 40-70 pound fish like nobody's business. Wonder what it feels like?
It feels like Heaven :mrgreen:

IT MUST! And what a beautiful fish.
by Bob Burnley
February 12th, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: 74lbr caught and released
Replies: 11
Views: 777

Re: 74lbr caught and released

That is just wrong, wrong, wrong, and dammit it's unfair. Here I am thinking all this time I've been hunting big stripers and these guys are hauling in 40-70 pound fish like nobody's business. Wonder what it feels like?
by Bob Burnley
February 6th, 2014, 9:00 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Planning for successful fishing trips
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Planning for successful fishing trips

Ezell, I really like your approach. And by the way the look on the dead skunk's face is the same way I feel about the fishing lately.
by Bob Burnley
February 5th, 2014, 10:48 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Dead-Sticking
Replies: 10
Views: 617

Re: Dead-Sticking

Well, I don't want to say dead sticking is dead to me, because I might try it when dangling a herring, shiner, or shad in their face wouldn't work. It would still be a last resort for me though. Already have too many plugs, spoons, and plastics that spend too much time collecting dust sitting in my ...
by Bob Burnley
January 29th, 2014, 11:41 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Rig
Topic: Pathfinder 2400 TRS
Replies: 19
Views: 946

Re: Pathfinder 2400 TRS

Wow. That thing is absolutely gorgeous and looks like a fishing machine. Not sure I would want to load and unload it by myself, but damn sure would be willing to try! I'm sure you will really enjoy it.
by Bob Burnley
January 29th, 2014, 11:32 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Should I change bait and/or technique?
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Should I change bait and/or technique?

Do you fish much live bait? I guess you do because of the tank and aerator. We don't have much information about your fishing location and styles. You mentioned pulling planers, so you're fishing from a boat too? We also don't have much experience catching your northern versions of our southern ver...
by Bob Burnley
January 29th, 2014, 10:54 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Should I change bait and/or technique?
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Should I change bait and/or technique?

Let me start off by saying that I'm still a novice in many ways, and also the lakes I fish don't have near the levels of Gizzard Shad that some of you have. Normally my go-to live bait is herring. Probably 60-70% of the time I use herring, then followed by Gizzards, Trout, Shiners, Hickory Shad, and...
by Bob Burnley
January 29th, 2014, 2:23 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: My Better Days in 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 352

My Better Days in 2013

Thought I would share some of my highlights from 2013. The first clip is at 2x speed. Then there is one of me releasing a really nice fish one evening, followed by a bunch of pictures at the end. The pictures are of some of the better fish caught during the year. I use a GoPro and all of the picture...
by Bob Burnley
January 25th, 2014, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Spring
Replies: 28
Views: 1775

Re: Spring

I hope you are right Shawn. I have real high hopes for 2014. Or should I say big fish dreams. Going into 2013 I was really pumped up because I had an awesome 2012 and had learned a whole bunch. On the last day of 2012 I caught a 35 and was thinking about 40 pounders in 2013. Everything started off g...
by Bob Burnley
January 24th, 2014, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Spring
Replies: 28
Views: 1775

Re: Spring

Well I'll admit that I'm a little bit of a wussy when it comes to this much cold. The forties and fifties are great, but today it did not get out of the 20's here, and was a whopping 11 this morning. At daylight I was feeding animals on the farm and breaking ice out of troughs. After 30 minutes outs...
by Bob Burnley
January 22nd, 2014, 10:22 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Success Story
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Success Story

Shawn I have watched your video on youtube so many times on how to throw a cast net it is the only way I now know to throw a net. BTW you make it look just a little too damn easy, but it still is the best way for me. Regardless, if I can get to your store if you decide to hold a session then I'll be...
by Bob Burnley
January 6th, 2014, 11:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Onboard
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Onboard

Happy to be here... I'm a diehard striper fisherman. I catch a release almost all of them, except for an occasional one or two small ones to bake up. Love to watch them swim back off as much as I like hearing the reel screaming. Most of my fishing is done in the Savannah River chain (Hartwell, Russe...

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