Fall Wipers

Sunday, November 06, 2011 , , 1 Comments

Wiper are back on at Clinton. Tread out to a point on the windward side of the lake and cast your favorite Wiper lures and you are almost certain to have a great afternoon. For conventional fare, I typically throw rattletraps, swimbaits, beetlespinners, and spoons, and for flies Wooly Buggers and Clouser Minnows always seem particularly successful. On the day I went out, the wind was particularly onerous, so I opted for conventional tackle instead of the fly rod. I was out for an hour and a half or so, landed over twelve fish, lost several others, and had a great time. 

3 1/2 lb Wiper, caught on a Swimbait. Nice fish, put up a nice fight!

1 3/4 lb Wiper, typical of the size caught that day. Beetlespinner. 

Smallest in at just over 1 lb. Rattletrap. 

Last of the day, Beetlespinner.