You need to get a cast net (legal size), learn to use it, get on the water in the dark, use a light to attract the alwives, cast the net and catch a bunch. The container should be round that you put them in. A tank with corners, and they will continue to "bump" their noses until they are red. Stripers won't hit one with a red nose. Alwives are very delicate. A good tank has a bit of salt in the water and some form of cooling to keep them chilled. Best to check with one of the bigger local bait shops for the right formula You should have downriggers, but you can improvise on that a bit. When you locate fish on the fishfinder, troll VERY slow with the bait at the depth of the fish. At times the stripers can be very shallow and caught on lures trolled about 100 to 150' behind the boat. They are a very hard fish to catch without a lot of preparation. BUT, no sooner will that be said, than some kid with a SpongeBob Squarepants rod and reel will catch one right of the dock!!!LOL. Enjoy the lake. It's beautiful, but be very careful onshore. Lots of rattlesnakes in certain spots
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