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Old 02-26-2006, 10:05 PM
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Default Prop Baits and Freshwater Stripers

Prop Baits & Freshwater Stripers

Next time when you are faced with some WINDY conditions, 'tie on a prop bait (larger the better). You know, 'the lures with the little metal airplane props on them.
I hardly ever see anything mentioned on them and they are one of my favorites to throw when I'm faced with some good chop on the drink.
This is especially true in the spring when stripers are shallow and your faced with front-after-front blowing in.
Prop baits will allow you to cover lots of water FAST.
They also cause a great deal of disturbance on the surface, which will call stripers in like a dinner bell.

Remember, larger prop baits will give you some casting distance, and that?s a good thing especially when they are shallow and spooky.
Larger props will give you a larger silhouette from below, and you will have better contact with the lure in the wind. The wind will also break-up light penetration and can even extend your topwater bite.
ALWAYS fish the wind side. If you are fishing calm water 'your wasting your time.'
Larger prop baits will also give you better audio and visual and are a excellent lure for night fishing and murky water.
When using prop baits, don't set the hook until you feel the fish.
Big stripers can BLAST the lure a half dozen times before hooking up.

When it comes to striped bass, I do believe prop baits aggravates the hell out of them!

Best Fishes

Mark Williams
Indiana Striped Bass Association

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