This time of year can always be fun for us. These Lake Nottely stripers are schooled up big time and we usually boat many fish. Now I should say that they may lack in size depending on where you find them however it does make for a great fishing trip. To find these schooled fish you really need to rely on your fish finder and your knowledge of the lake. Searching points, brush piles and humps will give you a good start. Pay good attention to your graph and watch for those marks. Once you've marked those fish use a downline technique equipped with a fresh tasty blue back herring. This leads me to my next topic. FRESH BAIT! Thats right, fresh herring is the key. If your bait is dead or moving slow, good luck. You're not going to catch much. Keep your live herring fresh. Make sure you keep them well aerated, iced and do not over crowd them. A good rule of thumb for not over crowding is two herring for every gallon. For the best bait around visit Hughes General Store and Bait Shop in Blairsville, GA. They can supply you with everything you need to get out there and catch the big ones. For the fishing charter of a life-time give us a call and book your fall fishing trips now. Good luck!