Any Lake Mojave Cottonwood cove advice

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  1. spear-fish

    spear-fish Something smells fishey

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    Would like to fish for stripers on Lake Mojave Cottonwood cove area while on vacation the end of August. Does anyone have any advice as far as baits, depth, fishing main lake vs fishing coves? I would appreciate any tips as I am more of a saltwater guy. I have fished Silverwood for stripers with anchovies but that is a pretty small area compaired to Mojave.:notworthy
     
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    All I know is that it's illegal to fish off the gas dock. Oh, and don't let your friends little girl try and hit the carp with a baseball bat - sometimes she gets lucky.

    I don't know crap about fishing those stripers but we did slow troll small minnow type lures and slayed the stripers in the coves just after sun up. In the shallows near cover in the heat of summer.
     
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  3. socalkid

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    Hello,

    Fish big plugs and swimbaits around deep drop offs. If that isnt working down size to 4-6" swimbaits in the same area. If thats not working go into the shallow coves right after sunrise and sunset and try working slugos with no weight on a 5/0 offset hook, make sure you glue them onto the hook. If all else fails cut bait will always catch something. I dont troll much but crocadils down 20-40' works. If your feeling lucky throw big topwater! BIG BAIT= BIG FISH!

    Oh and a good rod and reel setup is a Calcutta 400 with 20lbs mono and a 8' trigger stick. Anything you fish Calicos with would work.


    Goodluck,

    Chris
     
  4. spear-fish

    spear-fish Something smells fishey

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    Thanks for the quick replys. Gives me a starting point. Any particular color/type of swim baits?
    Thanks.
     
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    rainbow trout color from what i hear up there. If worse comes to worse soak a piece of chovie on a dropper loop rig. Worked for me every time i tried it.
     
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    Try the big lures if you want, but that time of year at cottonwood id try to get down in the lake and fish cut chovy and chum like a mad man. 10# flouro size 1/0 owner wide gap hook, bb swivel, 1/2 oz egg. Good chance of finding some biters with this set up.
     
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    I have always had good luck slow trolling the points with Rapalas. Make time to fish first light and just before sun down. We always fish up from Cottonwood (6-8 miles around power line) but have had good luck just outside Cottonwood Cove. Set out a few lines and idle around the points. Once you find the school, turn back and troll again or throw castmasters or small swim baits. Good luck.
     
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    Up river for sure in the quiet zones away from the boat traffic if possible.....As said....BIG BAITS in trout patterns. Fish chovies in the coves for the smaller versions. Usually will go wide open once you chum them in and get um going!
     
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    a few words AC Plugs.
     
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    spear-fish Something smells fishey

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    Thanks again.
     
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    its 113 now[9:30 pm and 116 inthe day better be ready!!!!!!!111111
     

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