Angler Reports: Lake Pleasant stripers, Big Lake cutthroat, and more
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Dick K.: I took a friend out on Pleasant on the morning of April 24th to fish stripers. We hit the lake early and caught shad with the cast net and then in the next couple hours put 22 very nice fish in the boat. Most fish were caught in 45-50 feet of water, some while drop-shotting live shad and others while trolling live shad on planer boards over 30-50 feet or water. Pictured is Bob Oliver from Peoria with 19 of the 22 fish that averaged around 3#. In the last 5 trips to Pleasant I have boated and filleted 119 stripers. I share my fillets with a lot of older people who never get to go fishing but enjoy eating fresh fish.
Don M.: Here are 16 channel catfish that my friend Linda Kaufman caught at Alamo Lake recently. We caught these in two hours in the upper end of the lake on nightcrawlers on 6 feet of water.
Bass and crappie fishing is tough!
David M.: Caught some nice crappie and a few yellows April 22 night fishing with minnows.
Caught April 22 — 18-inch cutthroat trout. My Daughter Aubrey who is 6 years old. Was fishing on the bottom with a worm. I thought she got stuck on a rock until I seen the tip of her fishing pole wiggling. Her first big fish.