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capnkirk

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Hey guys,  first time posting on this site.  I recently gained keys to a lakehouse in Alberta Creek to my keychain, so will be fishing up on the OK side alot this spring and summer.  Wanted to put the boat in the water for this first time this next weekend (Apr 22/23).  Any advice or guidance on where the stripers are this time of year?  Are they still up-river spawning or have they made their way back down into the main lake yet?  last summer I fished Washita Pt, Hogwash, and Platters flatts, also made trips to Big and Little glasses area north of 70.  Is there any need to try these in April, or just wasting gas?   Thanks in advance!
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Right now all of the flats along the Washita are pretty productive.  From Alberta creek, run across the river and drift the flats and you should catch a ton of smaller striper and some bigger sand bass.  I caught a hundred or so there last weekend.  The bigger striper are still up river, so 16-18 inches is a big fish until they come back down.  

Slabs and bait work are working equally well.  I also had a lot of luck casting A-rigs with 4 inch sassy's.
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Thank you sir!  That is what I expected to hear, still waiting for the big girls to get back home.  I dont mind reeling in the sandies until the big stripers get back, they fight pretty good too.  Thanks again for the info!
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I know this probably belongs in the Fishing Reports section, but wanted to update everyone on my epic trip this past weekend.  The wind and storms kept me off there Saturday but launched early on Sunday to some brisk but clear blue skies.  I watched the guides group on the flats outside Alberta Creek for a couple of hours in the a.m. but it looked they were only catching sandbass on live shad, and throwing most back due to size.  I caught a few keepers on a #4 Mepps silver spinner, but nothing to write home about.  So I headed downwind to Washita point and found birds working there.  Just at the edge of the flats before it dropped off into the Washita river channel the stripers were moving.  I ended up with 23, and three were 8+ pounds each, biggest was 9.1 and 27in long.   I was by myself that day, so you can imagine the difficulty working the rod and the net for a fish that size. But patience was key.  I had to head back to Dallas around 4pm and the birds had started working again, so no telling what happened after I left. All caught on 1-1/2oz silver slabs with holographic tape on sides. But interesting part was no stripers of keeper size were caught other than the big ones.  Maybe the mid-size ones are still up river.  All photographed and released to be caught again.   It has been a while since I had that much fun.  Hope you guys can all do the same soon.
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Here's a pic Texoma_9lbStriper.jpg 
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Nice, haven't been able to get boat up there since december, I'm ready
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Hey Cpnkirk,

In case you didn't get my email, what brand were those slabs and where did you get em? I'm headed up there Thursday - Sunday.....
Thanks, Shon
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Great report! Glad you did so well!
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@Shon - you can buy the holographic tape on Amazon or if you are near a BassPro or Cabelas, they sell it there.  Just cut it to size and affix to both sides of your flat casting slab.  I use a silver on one side and gold on the other.  You could use this on your white slab and probably work just as well as a silver slab.  If you need silver slabs, check out MT Pockets lures.  They are in Mesquite and he sells lead casting spoons in either silver or unfinished.   He probably has the best prices and can ship locally fast.  He also sells fat shad spoons in silver with a holograph on it, but I havent tried them and dont know if they will work as well.  Personally, I make my own slabs by buying them off EBay in bulk and attaching the gold/silver holographic tape to each side.  I then dip the whole thing in a polyurethane high gloss clear to seal the edges of the tape and protect it a bit.  I dress the hook with a small tube jig in red/chartreuse that I cut the top off of and slide over the hook shaft.    These work great on stripers, hybrids and big sandies.  But honestly it isnt much cheaper than buying them from MT Pockets and adding the tape yourself.   Best of luck this weekend - watch the storms on Saturday.  Supposed to get rough out there again. Slab.jpg 
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Thanks Capn, look like I need to go by and get some holographic tape!
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I like that tube trailer
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You know. There's a guy here that sells those?
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