Sunday Classic / Striped Bass, Making The Best of Global Warming

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Down Home Striper photo by Louis Cahill

I’ll be honest. This is not going to make you feel any better about climate change. But you’ve got to get your silver linings where you can find ’em. With temperatures in the south east going from miserable to intolerable, a lot of what used to be trout water is rapidly becoming, well, not so much trout water any longer. The upshot of this is that some of these challenged rivers are finding new life as warm water fisheries. There are striped bass in many of the lakes in the region and as water temp soar, they run up the rivers in search of cold water. Some of these rivers are getting pretty decent runs. Five to ten pound fish are pretty common but there are big boys too. Up to fifty pounds. Stripers are a great species on fly and a big one will keep you busy for a few minutes. Here’s my buddy James with a twenty six pounder.


James Buice Holds My Fish photo by Louis Cahill

Louis Cahill
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3 thoughts on “Sunday Classic / Striped Bass, Making The Best of Global Warming

  1. Hotter than little sister at the prom, here in central PA. as well. Was on the water yesterday, water temp was good but water levels were low and fish were finicky. By noon I was considering grabbing the ultralight and heading to the lake for some bass.

    • Trap,

      It is ridiculously hot down here. Trout fishing is limited to early morninh hours and an hour just before dark if your lucky…, not the best conditions. We recommend going for warmwater species until it cools off a bit. Hopefully we will be gettinh some rain soon to raise our water levels.


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