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The biggest freshwater stripers from shore.

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#1 Sergio

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Posted November 21 2002 - 5:03 PM

I am interested in hearing comments regarding the best places and time of the year to try getting a +30lb striper from shore in fresh water.
I am interested mainly in CA and AZ sites.
Thanks beforehand for your comments.

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Posted November 21 2002 - 7:19 PM

Sergio, the biggest I have ever seen came from the Elephant Butte Resevoir in New Mexico which is an impoundment on the Rio Grande system. I was sent a homeade video from some guys who were asking about Gibbs Plugs. April/ May is best and all the fish are huge!

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Posted November 22 2002 - 4:44 PM

Don't know anything about CA and AZ for fishing. Around here (KY/TN), the only places that you have a good chance at a striper from the bank is in tailwater areas right below a dam. Depends on the water temps and how much they generate whether they'll show up in these areas. Typically they'll do the spawning run up to the dam in April/May. In summer, when the lake temps rise, they'll be back.

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Posted November 22 2002 - 8:08 PM

huh huh huh huh huh.......you said elephant butte

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Posted November 23 2002 - 6:51 PM

Is that all I get is Beavis and Butthead? Where is Homer Simpson when you need him? Doh!!!

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Posted December 03 2002 - 9:47 AM

Sergio - Flaptail is right on! Elphant Butte in NM has some cows. When I lived out in Santa Fe the NM state rec was over 50 (if my memory serves me correctly) and it was toppled a couple of times.

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Posted December 04 2002 - 1:24 AM

Lake Meade ,Nevada has some huge fish.
At least it did when I lived there in 1980-81.Anchovies was the bait of choice.
I kid you not!
Elephant Butte.............wow! A name from my past.Lived in Alb 1974-1980 and spent lots of time on E Butte...........but never fishing