Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating


Left Nav S-B Home Register FAQ Members List S-B on Facebook Arcade WEAX Tides Buoys Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Right Nav

Left Container Right Container

Go Back   Striper Talk Striped Bass Fishing, Surfcasting, Boating Main Forum StriperTalk!

StriperTalk! All things Striper

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5

I have been fishing on the Potomac river ( DC/Va) for stripers (small wooden boat). I am always disapointed when i catch a catfish instead of a Striper. I am using fresh cut herring(getting hard to catch) and i am getting upset when a dumb catfish takes my precious bait! The spot i fish at is pretty calm, and looks kinda swampy, but i catch alot of Stripers there. The problem is that i also catch alot of Catfish too. Should I find another spot further up stream with more current? Do Stripers prefer to stay in places with higher currents?
sabiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
Certifiable Intertidal Anguiologist
iTrader: (1)
JohnR's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Somewhere between OOB & west of Watch Hill
Posts: 34,897
Blog Entries: 1
Sabiki - head to more salty water. Lots of cats down there (remember bailing them as teens at the Power Plant outlows) in tose brackish waters. Move to more salty and current/moving waters.

OR be happy that when you are not catching bass you have the cats.

~Fix the Bait~ ~Pogies Forever~

Striped Bass Fishing - All Stripers

Kobayashi Maru Election - there is no way to win.

Apocalypse is Coming:
JohnR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2009, 09:27 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Cambridge, MA
Posts: 1,358
Did a number on Catfish some years back in the Coosa River in AL. It was good fun. The big ones seem to hole up just off the dam tailwaters.
EarnedStripes44 is offline   Reply With Quote


boat, fishing, herring, rockfish, striped bass

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin. Copyright 2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Please use all necessary and proper safety precautions. STAY SAFE Striper Talk Forums
Copyright 1998-20012