River Valley Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 25, 2016
PHOTO BY: Keith Sutton/Contributing Photographer

Bobby Graves of Mount Ida, left, and Matt Sutton of Alexander show off a pair of hard-fighting stripers caught in Lake Ouachita.

September striper fishing is hot

Keith Sutton/Contributing Writer

The water on Lake Ouachita was calm on that September morning, so my son Matt, my friend Bobby Graves and I had no difficulty seeing big schools of shad churning the surface in several locations. One fountain of baitfish gushed topside 50 yards to the starboard. The school of fish exploded in every direction like silvery shrapnel. Something swirled beneath the baitfish, something large. Then more shad broke the surface to our left, and ... READ MORE

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