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Name: Jerry Crews
Date: 03/03/2015
Message: We have gone with Mike many times and you simply cannot get a better guide that loves what he does. We always enjoy the trip whether we catch our limit or not.


Name: Paul and Margie Osthoff
Date: 04/07/2014
Message: Fished with Mike on April 2, 2014 and limited out on stripers. Caught 2 over 20lbs. What a great time! Thanks Mike for the great experience


Name: MARK J
Date: 06/25/2011
Message: JUNE 25,SATURDAY MORN,WE CAUGHT 18 STRIPER,1 SPOTTED BASS.WE HAD A ABSOLUTE BLAST.WE WILL BE BACK, THANKS MIKE..........


Name: Brad B
Date: 03/24/2011
Message: I have gone fishin with Mike a few times and just about everytime we caught a few fish. there was one day when we went were we caught about 17 or 18 fish.They probly averaged 14 pounds. It was the greatest fishing trip ive ever been on.


Name: Big Papa
Date: 06/30/2010
Message: Hope to see you on the water. I am from Jasper and do some crappie fishing on Smith. Would like to try striper fishing at some point. When I catch them on crappie gear all I hear is ziiinnng POW.


Name: Josh
Date: 05/11/2010
Message: Recently took a trip with Mike. It was an awesome experience with a top notch guide. We reeled in 9 fish. One of which was a 5 pound spotted bass. I highly recommend it for anyone that loves fishing. Great time and I can't wait to do it again.

 About Smith Lake Stripers 

First of all Smith Lake is one of the best striper lakes in the southeast. We rarely catch fish under 9-10 lbs. One of the reasons for this is the gulf coast strain of stripers that are in the lake. They have a shorter stockier profile than the atlantic strain, and are more tolerant to warm water. This strain of striper is said to be able to grow up to 5 lbs. a year. As most people know the stripers do not reproduce in the lake.

Alabama Fish and Game jug fish in the spring and use eggs from BIG females(30-40lbs) to stock the lake. They have a hatchery and stock(according to their website) 66, 000 Fingerlings a year, and FYI we have heard from a few different people that number is actually more like 80-100,000 a year. They were introduced to the lake in 1983 so the population of the stripers in the lake is fairly young. The lake record is 45 pounds and 30-40 pounders are common. Right now not many people striper fish Smith Lake and not many people know about it. In my opinion, give this lake another 20 yrs. and 50 pounders will be common.



 F.Y.I. 
F.Y.I.
The striped bass is a typical member of the Moronidae family in shape, having a streamlined, silvery body marked with longitudinal dark stripes running from behind the gills to the base of the tail. Maximum size is 200 cm (6.6 ft) and maximum scientifically recorded weight 57 kg (125 US pounds). Striped bass are believed to live for up to 30 years

Name: Cliff W.     
Date: 02/02/09
Message: I have gone on a few trips with Mike and Mark and it is always a top notch experience. My average Striper is 14lbs with these guys. I would recommend them to anyone.


Name: Darren Speirs     
Date: 09/18/08
Message: nice web page I will be back to catch more of them stripers


Name: Shelia     
Date: 09/07/08
Message: I have fished this lake with Mike. He wants you to have a good time, he will attend to your needs but most of all he wants you to CATCH FISH and will take you anywhere on the lake to do this. These guys keep the fun and excitement in fishing.


Name: Jessica     
Date: 09/01/08
Message: These guys do a great job! They are very passionate about what they do. They're not just in it for money.

 

 


Name: Shannon Calvert   
Date: 07/31/09
Message: Just returned from a great trip with Stripemasters. My sons (7yrs & 10yrs) caught 4 stripers in less than 4 hours!!! Smallest fish was 10 pounds and the biggest was caught by my 10yr old - a whopping 30 pounder!!! Thanks Stripemasters for a trip me and the kids will never forget.

 

 


Name: Darren Speirs  
Date: 04/29/09
Message: Another great fishing trip guys you always seem to get us on the fish will be back aging next year and can not wait. Top notch guiding and Thanks

 

 


Name: Joey L.    
Date: 02/26/09
Message: These guys are great we had a trip of 10 and they made it happen with no hitches and everybody had more fun than they had ever planned. These fish fight hard and are loads of fun for the whole family. These guys were so nice in accommadating our wives on the boat and making it fun and enjoyable for them