Nevada Striper Club
Nevada Striper Monthly
November 2013 · Volume 4 Number 10   

September Tournament Recap           
This month I am going to write not so much the results at the weigh in but more my observations at the Gut Check. You can see the results in another section of this newsletter or on the NSC web site at www.nevadastriper.org.

First let me say that it was good to see that there were no abandoned fish, everyone either showed up to take care of their fish or had made arraignments for others to do so. Thank you all.

Observations included that there were still a lot of nice fish with empty stomachs. There were a couple of fish that had a shad in them that looked as though they were Striper caught, most of the shad I saw though looked more like shad that had been used as bait. There were several stomachs that had shad and or anchovy parts that I assume were from someone’s Chum or Chunking endeavors, it was interesting to me that we saw no corn. I’m not sure if that meant that no one was chumming with corn or if the Stripers just were not eating it.

There were also a couple of Crawfish one Freshwater Clam and a Bluegill about 3-1/2 inches long in their stomachs. Please keep in mind that you cannot legally use Bluegills or any other Game Fish or their parts as Chum or Bait.

Steve Fry

September 2013 Podium


Letter From The Prez            
Our final fundraiser cookout of the season was a great success thanks to some dedicated members and a few new faces which was good to see. Thanks to all that helped out! The October tournament was a scratch but we are looking forward to the November fishing contest eagerly.

Cast for Kids was also cancelled which is a disappointment. I was looking forward to watching those kids catch fish for there fist time. On a good note the cooler months and bigger fish are just around the corner. So let's get out and catch some big fish and teach others how to do it.

Happy Fishing!
Brad Anderson

Hook, Line, and Sinker            

*The October tournament was cancelled due to a government shutdown and will not be rescheduled at this time. As far as I know, the last time the Club did not fish a monthly tournament was in the early 90’s when the government closed down for 19 days. That speaks volumes to the dedication of this fishing club’s members and long history of fishing fanatics. Two missed tournaments in 30 years is something we can all be proud of.

*The BBQ was successful thanks to members stepping up in the 11th hour and making it happen for the club. Raising money is vital to our existence as we are not for profit and cannot operate or have a year end dinner and trophies for our junior fishermen without funds. Special thanks to our sponsor Bass Pro Shops for there continued support of our club.

*Water levels have been fluctuating due to recent intentional flooding of the river banks above Lake Mead but are expected to decline as winter progresses. Please be mindful of submerged hazards and floating debris on the north end of the Lake. Lets all hope for record snow fall on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains for the next 5 years. The Lake was near full pool in 2000 and can happen again with a little love from the snow gods.

*Another cool tidbit of news; we recently challenged a local fishing club to a catfish only contest for a little friendly competition. The answer was a respectful no thanks. There is still an open challenge to any group that wants to compete for bragging rights as the best fishing club in the Mojave Desert. We’ll be here waiting.

*Pro Tackle will be changing their operating hours to 9:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m, Wednesday through Saturday. Mike is a long time supporter of the club and has some great gear and tackle in his (one the last owner operated in Vegas) shop. Stop in and check it out on your way to the Lake.

 


Fishing Report            
Well Ladies and Gentlemen; the cooler fall weather is upon us and more importantly upon the Lake. The Gut Check last month showed me many empty stomachs which seemed odd what with the number of shad in the Lake. Perhaps the majority of the shad were in the shallower warmer water where the more mature Stripers are uncomfortable.

If that was indeed the cause for the empty stomachs perhaps with the cooler fall weather and the water temperatures dropping the more mature Stripers will have better opportunities to feed on and fatten up on the shad.

So assuming (you all know what can happen when you do that) that the Stripers will be able to pursue shad in the shallower water it should/would/could maybe produce some very nice opportunities for the anglers to harvest some Dandy Stripers. Drifting or Trolling shad in the shallower waters may be the ticket this month, and the last I heard the boils are still producing as well.

Go out and get’em as soon as possible, I will see you out there just North of the Dam.

Steve Fry

The following is from Toby via website forum:

The fish are still in the same location as last week, same with the bait. The 100ft deep fish are more towards Crawdad and Boxcar cove mouthe opening. We saw a huge school of shad on the left side but too hard to get. The kept diving deep and swim way too fast. These are the hand size gizzard Shad.

Find some fish and drop the baits. The school will keep coming back about every 30-40 minutes. We got 17 and a 1.5lbs Tilapia. Not bad for 3 hours of fishing.


Looks like the afternoon bite is the best....ask Frank G. he got an 8 pounder last week. Hope you get your mojo back for the next tournament.

 
September Results
Adults
Points
1. Chris Madden
2. Thomas Lima
3. Roger Batson
4. Michael Lange
5. Ciprian Cimpan
6. Antonio Rus
7. Joe Madden
8. Tom Lucero
9. Mike Steckel
10. Jimmy Romero
11. Alex Kazel
12. Arend Schouten
13. Chad Kloeppel
14. Mona Schouten
15. Steve Fry
16. Warren Wagner
17. Dick Gagan
18. Erick Knickerbocker
19. George Henning
20. Mark McKillip
21. Frank Gonsalves
22. Amy Wagner
23. Gerald Malek
24. Toby Chandler
25. Becki Spellman
26. Stephen Ayala
27. John Nutting
28. Mark Del Medico
16.50
15.10
12.40
11.80
11.50
10.95
9.30
9.20
8.20
8.10
7.95
7.90
7.50
7.20
6.75
6.15
5.75
5.65
4.95
4.60
4.45
3.70
3.45
2.70
2.60
NWI
NWI
NWI
Juniors
Pounds

1 Chance Aguilar 9.20
2 Cody Steckel 8.70
3 Austin Madden 7.85
4 Julian Romero 7.45
5 Cole Kazel 6.65
6 Dylan Jeziorski 4.00
7 Andrew Jeziorski 2.90
8 Jake Jeziorski 1.85
9 Stephen Ayala Jr. 0.00

9.20
8.70
7.85
7.45
6.65
4.00
2.90
1.85
NWI

YTD Standings
Adults
Points
1 Ciprian Cimpan
2 Roger Batson
3 Thomas Lima
4 Chris Madden
5 Mike O'Donnell
6 Ken Cliadakis
7 Toby Chandler
8 Tom Lucero
9 Mike Steckel
10 Steve Fry
11 Warren Wagner
12 Antonio Rus
13 Chad Kloeppel
14 Joe Madden
15 John Nutting
113.20
109.90
93.75
80.70
75.90
61.10
60.30
59.50
58.90
58.35
56.40
52.90
51.85
48.55
47.10
Juniors
 
Points
1. Cody Steckel
2. Austin Madden
3. Cole Kazel
4. Julian Romero
5. Riley Routree
6. Gabe Lawrence
7. Nolan Anderson
9. Chloé Resma

39.20
33.95
18.25
8.50
8.10
8.00
6.20
1.00

Big Fish
Big Fish
Chris Madden
6.50 Pounds
Next Meeting
When and Where

Thursday, November 14
at 7 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops

(Conservation Room)
8200 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89139
November Tournament
Dates And Times

STARTS:
Friday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m.
ENDS:
Sunday, November 17 at 12:00 p.m.

Weigh-in and picnic from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday
Launch Ramp
Report

Calville Bay
Hemenway Harbor
Boulder Harbor
Echo Bay
South Cover
Temple Bar
Open 4 lanes
Open 6 lanes
Open 6 lanes
Open 8 lanes
Open 4 lanes
Open 4 lanes


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