Originally Posted by Stripers247
I can vigorously test things for you next Spring
I would live line a nice big fat juicy herring. Snip off its dorsal fin and wait.
Thats what I do about 75% of the time up there durin' tha run. Sometimes its a pain snatching the live herring, and sometimes I just get sick of it and want to work a plug. Somedays poppers will work, but its a select amount of days. The rest of the time its not even worth trying. You can also hook up with rubbah like Calcutta's, but you gotta work em hard. I've even scored with a Rapala Super Shad Rap smothered in Herring smelly jelly, and ofcourse the Gags Mr. Bunker rattle trap smothered as well.
But when about the middle of June hits, it often becomes more and more difficult to hook up on artificials. They will get to a point where they wont touch anything but live herring. No joke....no joke at all.
There is also a big tree trunk at the bottom and branches and crap on the hole too, so ya gotta be careful if your using anything that runs deep. I've lost alot of jigheads in theya lol.
So I'm lookin for something new, that will really "knock em dead" when they get picky.
You can only have so much fun live bait fishing, atleast for me. After awhile I start to get the "this isnt a challenge anymore" syndrome.
I need to work it! ;)