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Whites, Hybrids and Stripers?

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I worked really hard trying to find some between the mouth of Indian cr. and the far upper Gravois.  No love at all.  It just ain't happening up this way.....yet.  

I may hit the midlake area Saturday and/or Sunday, depending on work, weather, and boat traffic. 

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30F30ABD-7785-497D-AFEE-7EA803F38F73.jpegD27B76A3-AD33-4DC7-8370-6F000A9B10DB.jpegDon’t feel bad Wrench, I tried them in a couple of spots this week and caught everything but hybrids/stripers which is unusual...caught a lot of big whites!  Sorry no catfish or drum pics but caught plenty.  The LM was 4-7...

Mike

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I finally scored a nice mess of whites yesterday.  After taking a beating trying to put together a pattern on green bass I started slinging a lipless crankbait at surfacing schools of shad and picked up a few juvenile white bass, I kept at it just because it was the only action I'd had all afternoon, and suddenly located a giant school of big ones.  After several hours of little to no action I hit the right spot and loaded the boat in 15 minutes.  

One of my Whites was loaded with little black parasites.  Looked like pepper in the fillets so I tossed that one, but the pepper was absent in all the others.  I've never seen that in White bass here before.

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I worked at it a bit yesterday evening, only little guys and tossed em back. It seems you need to find the big shad for good whites, the small shad only have small whites. Just curious are all the small shad young of the year gizzards or threadfin?

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There was nothing but kitchen table sized schools of little 2" shad surfacing where I got into the good ones.  But it didn't start out that way, I just kept moving around catching the occasional small one and eventually hit the jackpot.  No rhyme or reason, the bigger ones just happened to be in one area of a 10' deep flat, in a 20 yard circle, and I started getting hammered by 15+inchers on every cast.   

Just keep moving around throwing past those rippling schools of little shad and I bet you'll find a group of big ones.

Another mess today IMG_20180822_202227639~2.jpg

These guys showed up to help take care of the guts and heads IMG_20180823_183001222.jpg

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