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Fished from 6:00 AM to 8:30 A.M on Beaver today out of the Dam site boat ramp. We stayed within one mile of the Dam most the trip. We had ( I mean my fishing partner had 4 kentucky's) all on top water and had a ton of blow ups. We where using Super Spookes and I think that bass had a hard time getting their mouths around the lure. I did not see anything besides bass most of the morning, but if the bass are up the striper should not be that far behind. The water was 75-76 degrees, but I am sure by the end of the day it will be near 80. We did have one pig of a kentucky that was almost as wide as he was long. I am guessing he went 3+.

Also the reason we had on the Super Spookes was that our real goal was striper.

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Thanks for the report. I have had good luck on Spit-N-Image and the smaller Sammy topwaters for both spots and small stripers on Beaver. Big enough, but not too big. But sometimes when I get blow ups but can't connect I have done better on soft jerkbaits worked on the surface. If the fish hits but doesn't connect, I let it flutter down on a semi-slack line, often the fish (or another one) will hit it on the fall.

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The large spit-N-image is a great bait, but the only problem that I have had with it when the bass/striper are schooling up is that after one or two misses it always seems to foul up (hooks the line and comes in sideways). I have had good luck with the soft jerk baits, but my two main baits for topwater are the super zara, and the Red Fin. Do you do alot of Fall top water bite on Beaver?

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I don't get to fish there as much as I would like, my in-laws live on the lake and I visit w/ my boat about 4-5 times a year. Mainly fish for the smaller bass, but I don't pass up topwater stripers. I spent Labor Day weekend down there, but didn't post a report because it seems no one is active on this topic. I'll post anything I do down there now that I know someone is still looking.

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Thanks for the posts! My dad and I are always checking for reports on Stripers/hybrids. Those are the fish we try for most of the time. I will try to post any time we go out. Thanks again and good luck!

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it's on..... in the river>> war eagle arm! point 12.. they were splashin' it up big time tonight! just befor dark, i'm watching the guys fishing, off my deck i can see them ziging and zaging from side to side it's either white or stripers?

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this last rain brought the lake up and with it ,all the dead wood is floating on the river end.. water is dark and dirty looking..... boaters beware if your running in the low light hours

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war eagle arm is looking good !! i have seen guide boats all week,this would be the time to hook one! river water has cleared up on this end , but the upper white sill is off colored looking at it near goshen's hwy 45 bridge .

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