Re: Where do all the wipers go??
With the water temps staying in the 70's to low 80's, I'd probably use live bait all the time. The problem with bait for us this time of year in 80+ degree water is they do not last long, and they are very sluggish on the hook. So, they are not very attractive to the fish. Are you allowed to fish live bait? Shiners, chubs, shad? I know slowretrieve will cringe, but, I'd troll till I found a few, and then drop live bait in on them. Sorry, slowretrieve!!!! If there is a shortage of shad due to a winter kill. It should make for some fast action.