For those of who travel to stock up on skipjack, what time of year is best? Thinking about planning a weekend trip at some point.
Thanks! It sounds like I’ll just have to pick a likely time and just go. It’ll be a 6 hour drive for me. I know people talk about some around the Alton dam too. I need to do some digging in to there.Well I get mine at Ky. and Barkley dams. We have had good trips on stretches of 3 to 5 days of warmer than normal temps. in Feb but as a rule our best trips have came from April 15 to May 15. It's a crap shoot, my first trip this year I put 10 Skips in the cooler, my second trip I put over 100 in the cooler and gave somewhere around 40-50 to a man who was struggling with catching any (his first trip, he did not bring the correct gear). I advised one of our USCA members the bite was on and he planed a trip with a friend or two, seems he made the trip about 10 days after I did and they did not do well at all. I felt bad as was hoping they would have a banner day, they live about 4 hrs. further away than I do. I did have a local contact who used to let me know when the bite was on but I have not heard from him this year so I just went but it is only an hour and a half from my river camp so not like the guys traveling half a day.