Spring Striper time coming early this year. I can tell as my chives are breaking ground. Unusual Spring this year. Flowers blooming in mid-March. Trees budding. Grass growing. Chives are breaking ground which allows Mother Nature to point me to Striper time! Usually Chad and Dad catch a few Striper when chives break ground.
East Fork Lake temp is probably 50 degrees. When water temp hits 60 degrees hold on! It’s time! I’ll probably pursue Hybrid Striper this weekend. Unfortunately it will be cooler air but tis the season. The Lake level is still at Winter pool.
If Mother Nature has her way water should be warming to the right temperature for the fantastic Spring Striper bite. It happens every year, every Spring. East Fork lake is currently murky and I like it clear – but the Spring Hybrid Striper pattern should be,”Now”.