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Welcome aboard Polar!

We have a number of Jordan anglers on board and I'm sure you'll get some replies. You might also want to do some searches in our forums as there have been some good threads posted previously about stripers in Jordan.
 

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ok well it really depends on what kind of fishing you are going to do.
Live Bait
this time of the year alot of the guys pull flat lines with big and i mean big 7
to 9 inch shad on them.and then run a few downlines with smaller shad. this
type of fishing can be donw with most baitcasting reels.

trolling
you can use bucktails with trailers or pluggs and once again it need to be big.the
bucktail 's i run are all 1oz and then i attach a 7 inch trailer worm.this type of
fishing you will need a reel that is about the size of a 310 penn or bigger.mainly
cause you be be moving and having to pull the fish into the boat at the same time.

now for the rest of the info as far as where on jordan well this time of the year all you need to fish is in the main lake from the 64 bridge south to the s curves.the fish can and will be located anywhere in this area and you just have to find them.as far as color that they like well it pretty much is the same way you just have to try different things.as far as lately the color has been white.but that has been known to change.
on my boat i run 8 to 10 rods trolling and have the ability to run many different types of bait and colors in the water at the same time.last but not least if you are trolling you need to run around 2.7 to 3.1 mph the fish like a plug to be moving fast.most of the fish will be caught from 8 to 14 ft deep and i have caught these fish in 15 ft of water so dont be afraid to explore the water up onto points and go up into shallow water some fish that i caught last year were in 9 ft of water.but when they get that shallow they will usually be right on the bottom.

anyway hope this helps.
 

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You can read The Jordan Lake Blog on this site for some tips and tricks.

One of your best options is to join the Jordan Lake Striper Club.

Troy and I formed the club back in August of 2004 and we have around 60 members every year.

We have demonstrations and presentations at our meetings and many guys that will take rookies under their wing and help them learn.

Our goal is to unite local striper fishermen who are concerned about conservation issues that pertain to Jordan Lake. We are especially interested in decisions that directly impact the management of Jordan Lake's striped bass population. We work closely with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission fish biologists and other local fisheries professionals to ensure the health of the resource.

We are a family-oriented club that opens our regular meetings to anyone at no cost or obligation. Our guest speakers will present different fishing techniques that are guaranteed to enhance your skill level. As a club member, you can apply these new techniques at one of our friendly club tournaments. We hope to see you soon!

One important note about fishing during these hot summer months, yes you will probably catch fish, but the mortality rate on releases will be very high due to the hot water.

If you do fish this time of year, keep a few and then fish for something else.
 

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Thanks. That's great information striperjunkie.

Hot Spot - The club sounds awesome. I've wanted to get started catching Striper but don't have any good idea about how to get started. Fishing from a 14ft Mod-V, I'm hoping that I can run a couple of rods and get lucky.

BTW- Welcome Aboard Polar.
 

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I have caught an ate many stripers from the Chesapeake Bay. But, I have never eaten a freshwater striper. Are they tasty?. If so I want to start fishing for them out of my Adventure Island kayak (so that I can troll while sailing at a slow pace).:D
 

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I prefer live minnows at Jordan. This time of year, very early in the morning, or at night. Work a channel from shallow to deep. The bridges are always a great place to start, but watch out for the crowds.

I run a spider rig spread with 8 to 12 13 foot poles with ultralight reels and 10 pound line. I hand tie a double rig like this, tie on a 1/2 oz bell sinker first, then go up the line 12 inches and snell off a gold number 1 Aberdeen hook, then go up another 12 inches and go it again.

Set your rods at various depths, then slow troll about .5 mph until you find them, then adjust your depth on your rods and have a blast.

The bigger fish like bigger minnows that are MOVING.;)
 

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Thanks for the good info I will be trying it out on Sunday morning I will let you all know how it goes and hopefully will have some good photos to show. I have sent in info for JLSC and will see how it goes. Hope to see some of you out there.
 
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