Hey JJ I'm headed out to the hill for a recon trip tomorrow and will likely stay till the weekend. Hopefully I will have some new holes found so that next time we head down (like as soon as school lets out) we can have a better chance of pulling in those heavy fish like what came out of there last year!! Also hope to get on some stripers while i'm out there. Brian thats pretty impressive there 115 stripers i sure would enjoy getting into something like that! Will be staying at Hawe Creek campground till friday.I'd like to make it over that way this year too. mcdo and I went camping there last year for 3 or 4 days and slap tore them up.
Some folks say if gar are around, the other fish aren't...well, let me tell ya,,,,,,that aint true. We caught Striper and cats one after another..along with the gar, they were everywhere.
I was amazed at the size of the channel cats there. There was a good population of the 10# and over. I don't remember the blues situation but my biggest Flat of the trip was 33#.
I never did good in the colder water towards Hartwell with cats, but the Stripers, when they are there...they are giant ones.
Not sure exactly where we were but the best number of fish came off a shoal just before/after dark.
Hm...mcdo,,,, now that I think about it, we need to plan us a trip out that way again ; )