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Lake: Aurora Reservoir
Fish: Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)

How do I catch Wiper?

Post By: Back to Basics      Posted: 7/30/2009 1:45:43 PM     Points: 92    
I have no idea what to throw at these guys, any help is tremendously appreciated!
 Reply by: Bassackwards      Posted: 7/30/2009 1:56:35 PM     Points: 2664    
Do you have a boat ?
 Reply by: Back to Basics      Posted: 7/30/2009 2:00:28 PM     Points: 92    
sadly I don't...
 Reply by: Bassackwards      Posted: 7/30/2009 2:09:38 PM     Points: 2664    
There are people who catch them from shore. Most of my luck has been out of a boat. Look back at wiper forum and you might get some ideas from earlier posts. People have used mussels for bait and caught them in the past.
 Reply by: Back to Basics      Posted: 7/30/2009 2:18:26 PM     Points: 92    
Yeah I was reading some of the past posts, my take on it is live or fresh bait and time of year. I guess Pueblo is the best place to pull one out, but I know Cherry Creek and Aurora Res have them.. Oh yeah shiners too! So Basically only live bait is what I am picking up..
 Reply by: prolawn_care      Posted: 7/30/2009 2:22:51 PM     Points: 757    
Mussels and shrimp under a bobber or on the bottom works well for wiper!!
 Reply by: Back to Basics      Posted: 7/30/2009 2:32:17 PM     Points: 92    
-> Prolawn_care does it matter if they are fresh or have been sitting out, like what you do for kitty-fish..
 Reply by: Mile Hi NightStalker      Posted: 7/30/2009 2:41:58 PM     Points: 3969    
Finding these fish is easiest in Spring, but once they complete spawning and move back into a lake, locating them can be a challenge. Most anglers rely on trolling so they can cover lots of water.
They spend a good deal of their time chasing baitfish in open water.
 Reply by: WiperSniper      Posted: 7/30/2009 3:49:25 PM     Points: 267    
Back to Basics...

Save yourself the money on buying shiners, shad or live fish bait... from what I have been told there is no shad at Aurora... therefore they tend to feed on stocker trouts.... You should try a X-Rap in trout colors and all... If I had a boat I would invite you to jump on in but I only have a belly boat...
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: 7/30/2009 6:10:18 PM     Points: 38956    
Wipers don't spawn. Cherry creek dam with large chrome and blue rattle traps .
I catch them from a boat but my buddy has been catching them from the bank. best bite is all day. caught 12 wiper 10 keepers today in 3 hours.Good luck.
 Reply by: Mile Hi NightStalker      Posted: 7/30/2009 7:20:38 PM     Points: 3969    
Correct, have had White Bass on my mind.
 Reply by: jbowen43      Posted: 7/30/2009 7:31:36 PM     Points: 282    
I second the rattle traps or any large white or chrome lure that will cast a long way out. I would choose a very fast retrieve over slower most of the time.
 Reply by: jbowen43      Posted: 7/30/2009 7:33:42 PM     Points: 282    
Oh, and Thinfins are great, too. They just don't cast as well, but in the right location they are deadly. I want to catch a wiper on a fly rod. I haven't tried yet.
 Reply by: Mile Hi NightStalker      Posted: 7/30/2009 7:54:03 PM     Points: 3969    
A few weapons in your arsenal should include some rattle traps, banana head bucktail jig tipped with a curly tail grub, bucktail jigs, some deep diving minnow baits, little george tailspins, roadrunner jigs tipped with a paddletail worm, and they definitely hit shallow running minnowbaits. Whites, Bone, Chrome, Silver, Blues are good colors for baits Look for Wipes along the edges of shallow flats, riprap, shorelines that drop rapidly into deeper water.

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