Downrigging For Stripers

Downrigging For Stripers

Imagine access to a part of the lake with little to no fishing pressure.  A honey hole that you alone have the keys to.  I believe downriggers can unlock you to these new fishing grounds that have seldom been touched.  Learn to use downriggers and how to target stripers in the deep.  It's a definite game changer. In this post, I’ll be showing you how to get started using downriggers to catch striped bass. What Is A Downrigger Imagine a rod and reel bolted to the side of the boat.  At the end…Read more …
Fishing Report: San Luis Reservoir February 11, 2018

Fishing Report: San Luis Reservoir February 11, 2018

When I take FishAholics members fishing on my boat or when I fish out there solo, I’ve never been able to stay consistent with the number of striped bass caught out of San Luis Reservoir.  Some trips I’ll be in the 20-30 stripers caught and the very next visit I’ll be in the single digits to low 10’s.  It’s never consistent.  But I’ve been fortunate in keeping my catching consistent.  I think experience plays a role but the ability to use a rig that mimics a school of bait fish like the Atlas…Read more …
Fishing Report: San Luis Reservoir February 5, 2018

Fishing Report: San Luis Reservoir February 5, 2018

It was 10:30pm and found out I had a babysitter the next day. So a last minute fishing trip to San Luis Reservoir was in store.  It’s been warmer than normal the past few days plus with all the reports from members on FishAholics, it looked like the striper bite was great in the shallows.  I figure I’d try shallower fishing the big lake. I got to San Luis Reservoir a little late and the sun was already up.  I tried Lone Oak Bay right away using a planar board with the Atlas…Read more …
Fishing Report: San Luis Reservoir January 27, 2018

Fishing Report: San Luis Reservoir January 27, 2018

My last time out to San Luis Reservoir was two weeks ago and it was cold, cloudy and foggy.  We didn't do so good with only 8 catches.  Fishing was slow. Conditions yesterday were completely different.  The sun was out, no clouds and it was warm in the afternoon.  We managed 20 fish to 24".  Downrigging with the Atlas rigs have kept me consistent when fishing San Luis Reservoir.  I'll explain why in a bit but first how our trip went. I went out with Daniel and David.  We started our morning by…Read more …
Fishing Report: Sturgeon Trip 1-20-18

Fishing Report: Sturgeon Trip 1-20-18

We made a last minute decision to target sturgeon a day before our fishing trip.  I've been targeting stripers for too long so I figure a change was in store.  So, Nick Xyong, Cha Xyong, Cheng Yang, Yeng Vue and I decided to hit up the Benicia area for sturgeon.  I'm a total green horn when it comes to sturgeon fishing and most of the guys going weren't all that great either. The only gear I had for sturgeon was a 10' surf rod with 65lb braid on it that I use for…Read more …