Heading up to Astor with family. Looking to put the grandkids on some specks and hopefully spend some time chasing stripers. Anyone got any info about what's biting and where? Didn't know if should stay in the river or go into Lake George or Dexter. Got in to some strippers once before at mouth of Alexander Creek so do plan on hitting that. Appreciate any help, especially for the grandkids side.
Strippers aside, it's always been a good idea for me to hit the pilings/fenders at the mouth of the river on the south side at George's Bar. Current flow and structure. Stripers, bass, etc. Not as sure about speck spots but... they should be findable. I've never had too hard a time stumbling across them.
Last weekend I caught more (actually my son caught more) up near the cover near the shoreline. Kissimmee grass and pads as well as floating hyacinth mats. Not a ton, but more up near cover than out drifting in the open. My game plan is start in the same areas and then drift the open if nothing happens.
Last week was a fun one for my boy, he threw out a minnow under a bobber on a microlite outfit, within about 60 seconds a 6-lb channel cat took it. He had his hands full from the word go.
Many things to do.
Knots to be unraveled
'fore the darkness falls on you