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by charles nails
July 28th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: shad below neely henry or LM dam?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: shad below neely henry or LM dam?

If you have a boat you can catch plenty in the old lock. Also lots of shad around the flood gate walls.
by charles nails
July 23rd, 2017, 11:29 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: creek fishing for stripers
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: creek fishing for stripers

Thanks a lot John, that is some great tips. I really learn a lot on this forum. I will go through hating the entire S.E.C if it will get them cranked up! I have taken the tips that I have learned here and caught fish this week from our creeks. Thanks again!
by charles nails
July 22nd, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: creek fishing for stripers
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: creek fishing for stripers

Jamie,

When you freeline the shad, are you drifting with current, using the trolling motor or anchored? Is your bite better with the water being pulled out of the creek or backing up? Thanks for the helpful advice.
by charles nails
July 18th, 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Weiss Lake meeting with fisheries Biologist last night
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Weiss Lake meeting with fisheries Biologist last night

Jamie, I can't be for sure on this but I believe that although they prefer the gulf strain, they would probably stock Atlantic because Atlantic already has a history of reproduction on Weiss. They said that it is very easy to produce and stock striper now, unlike years ago. The ADCNR in Alabama has ...
by charles nails
July 18th, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Weiss Lake meeting with fisheries Biologist last night
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: Weiss Lake meeting with fisheries Biologist last night

That's great news! We are all in this sport together! I think that they really want to, but need to educate the general public about Stripe and their feeding habits. They had a lot of data. The problem they said is that the average guy at the ramp still thinks stripe eat all the crappie in Weiss and...
by charles nails
July 18th, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Weiss Lake meeting with fisheries Biologist last night
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Weiss Lake meeting with fisheries Biologist last night

The meeting was interesting last night in Centre, Al. I am not sure if any of you made the meeting or not. There were roughly 30 guides and fishermen there. Most all of them were in favor of stocking stripe and maybe hybrids in Weiss. Nick Nichols is the chief of Fisheries in Alabama. He indicated t...
by charles nails
July 18th, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Weiss Lake meeting with ADCNR and fisheries Biologist
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Weiss Lake meeting with ADCNR and fisheries Biologist

Shawn, I am going to post an overview of the meeting last night, but I did find out that currently stripers and hybrids are stocked yearly in Logan Martin and Lay Lake. HNeely hasn't been stocked since 1995. The contingent is that 100% of our population is being spawned in the Rome, Ga area and comi...
by charles nails
July 16th, 2017, 7:28 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: creek fishing for stripers
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: creek fishing for stripers

I think your right Shawn, I guess when water is being pulled out of the creeks, it pulls that cooler spring water further towards the mouth? It seems like a much better bite when water pulled out of the HNeely creeks.....unless you want to go far up those creeks. Our district biologist is a friend o...
by charles nails
July 16th, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: creek fishing for stripers
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: creek fishing for stripers

Mickey, I know it defies logic. We have 3 major creeks on Neely Henry on the lower end. All 3 have springs in the back, but the surface temps in the first mile or so of the creek is in the low 80's. the cooler water is way up the creeks, but we do catch stripe moving up and down the creek. Mostly ea...
by charles nails
July 16th, 2017, 1:14 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: creek fishing for stripers
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: creek fishing for stripers

Thanks Jamie, creek temps around here still range from low 80's in morning to mid 80's. Some are spring fed and maybe cooler. Our best bets have been live shad early and cut bait later. Thanks for your input and help, our creeks really not wide enough to use boards. I appreciate all the tips you can...
by charles nails
July 15th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Weiss Lake meeting with ADCNR and fisheries Biologist
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Weiss Lake meeting with ADCNR and fisheries Biologist

Guys, just a fyi, I ran into Mark Collins last week in FT. Morgan and he told me that there was a meeting in Centre, Al on July 17th with ADCNR and the area fisheries biologist (Mike Holley). Mark is concerned about the Striper population on Weiss. I am not sure in what capacity. However, I am proba...
by charles nails
July 15th, 2017, 6:31 pm
Forum: YCDWID
Topic: YCDWID Section!
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: YCDWID Section!

Well, I don't know if anyone would really want to do what I do, but here goes: I am a high school football and basketball coach and teach PE

in Southside, Alabama on the banks of Neely Henry Lake. I also run a landscaping business on the side for my hunting/fishing $$$
by charles nails
July 15th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: creek fishing for stripers
Replies: 11
Views: 503

creek fishing for stripers

Hey guys, for those of you who don't have the deep lakes with a thermocline that hold stripers in the heat of the summer, what are some of your strategies for striper fishing back in the creeks? Our Coosa River stripe migrate way up some of our creeks, and are very spooky. Just wondering if any of y...
by charles nails
July 10th, 2017, 10:14 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Muddy Water Stripers
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Muddy Water Stripers

Thanks Shawn, Mostly I fish the creeks in Neely Henry and a couple of underwater springs. The creeks is what has muddy water that I am speaking of. On Logan Martin, there are several creeks as well that we fish.
by charles nails
July 5th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Muddy Water Stripers
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Muddy Water Stripers

Thanks Dustin, do you fish a bottom rig like catfish? Anchor up current from the break? Is the bait best on bottom or up off the bottom. Thanks again
by charles nails
July 5th, 2017, 9:45 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Muddy Water Stripers
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Muddy Water Stripers

Thanks guys for your help. I would love to fish Tennessee, but don't know much about any of the lakes/rivers. Hopefully one day can spend some time up there. I have thought about cut bait on bottom and believe it may be my best choice. In our river systems, underwater springs and spring fed creeks a...
by charles nails
July 4th, 2017, 11:17 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Muddy Water Stripers
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Muddy Water Stripers

Hey, in Alabama, it appears that we will have muddy waters in our creeks/rivers most of the summer. How do some of you cope with muddy water for stripers? I know that they are sight feeders, but the warm water rains really seems to stress them. What are some ways you guys still put some fish in the ...
by charles nails
July 4th, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from NE Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Hello from NE Alabama

Thanks guys, We are normally blessed with really good striper fishing up this way, but the drought last winter and the summer rains have hurt our fishing so far. I am down here in the gulf right now chasing redfish and they are whipping my tail. Mobile Bay as muddy as the creeks back home. Also, you...
by charles nails
July 1st, 2017, 10:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from NE Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Hello from NE Alabama

This is a great site and I enjoy reading all of your post-very informational. I live on Neely Henry Lake outside of Gadsden, Al and love to fish for stripers on the Coosa chain as well as anywhere else I can fish.

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