I agree completely. From what I understand, the population may have been severly stressed by the drought................eat the panfish that replenish themselves easily and lets all take it easy on the stripers this year, and maybe another...HOTSPOT said:Take only what you need and release the rest for tomorrow.
I can give you some advice on what not to do. I bought a 100 gallon stock tank from Tractor Supply to use for keeping bait and thought I'd save a little money and get the galvanized instead of rubbermade. I'm not sure what the galvanized steel does to bait fish but they all die rather quickly. After I killed several batches of bait, I lined the tank with plastic and have since kept trout alive all winter. The problem is I don't have a way to regulate the water temperature and soon it will be too warm for the trout to survive so I'll be switching back to shinners.I have to build a holding tank for bait at my house. Haveing to catch bait is a hinderence and I would just as soon catch them on Friday night and have them for the weekend. Anyone have ideas for holidng tanks, pm me. I have some ideas now, but experience is irreplacable.