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The Business Trip Fisherman   If you are reading this I bet you are afflicted with the same fishing addiction that I have had since I was a young lad.  I grew up fishing any and all waters I could access in rural NC and then off to college where I continued to find every opportunity to get that pull drug us addicts seek.   Entering the working world came with a dose of reality that my fishing time would shrink as work, life and eventually family occupied more and more time.  I'm an outside sales rep and I take advantage...

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Throwing handmade wood plugs like the Katch raptor is one of the most exciting, and effective ways to target big stripers. Plan and Search Hit the water with a plan. Spend an hour or two the night before you go fishing looking at the tides and a map of the Delta deciding where you’re going to go once on the water. Everyday I hit the water with a plan of my first few spots this way I can move fast and efficiently not wasting the prime bite window driving around. Don’t stay in one place to long if Stripers don’t...

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Whether your favorite topwater plug for fishing Delta Stripers is a Katch Raptor, Spook, Delta Wood Bomber or Lunker Punker, you have to choose a color that will work best for the conditions you are presented.  With so many color patterns out there, it can be daunting trying to figure out which one to get.  Hopefully, this guide will make your decision easier next time you're in a tackle shop or even shopping online for your favorite striper plug.   The Delta is a very interesting fishery, I have found that every time I hit the water I need to be ready...

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West Delta Plugging Casting continues to be an effective method from Honker bay all the way up to Liberty island.  From the reports we are receiving the morning bite still seems to be your best bet for topwater action as the hot days seem to be turning the fish off on many evening.  The cooler weather pattern we had last week should bring some more fish into the system.  We fished 9/18 from Brannon Island all the way to Honker bay.  In the morning we had blow ups in almost every single spot but only managed to land a few...

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One of the most common questions I get asked by customers is where to fish topwater?  Topwater fishing is hands down the most exciting way to catch stripers. However, for someone new to it, it can be intimidating.  Hopefully this article will give anyone a good starting base on getting out and finding some good areas. Locating an Area  Stripers can be found in all parts of the Delta at all times of the year. However, during the fall and spring there is much higher numbers of them, increasing your chances of running into a school of fish.  The cool thing...

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