Hello I'm Ben Sanders and I welcome you to Arkansasstripers.com.
Growing up in the lower Arkansas, Ouachita and White river bottoms, bayous and Ricefield farm reservoirs in the lower Arkansas Delta I was a hard nosed, dedicated, diehard largemouth bass fisherman as you could find.
I had grown up hearing all the negative about Striped Bass in the big lakes of Arkansas. Tales about how they ate the bass and crappie and devastated the lakes of forage and were no good as table fare.
Well, one evening when I was fishing Lake Catherine close to my home, in the early 90s, I was fortunate to witness what can only be described as the largest display of tail spacking surface feeding frenzy of large striped bass I had ever witnessed. After a frustrating line breaking, line spooling 30 minutes of my bass tackle, I had to set and watch a display of fish power like none I had ever seen for over an hour.
The next afternoon I returned to the location of the
exploding surface demonstration of the evening before, equipped this time
with heavier gear. The show was not as long lasting or extravagant as the
day before but I managed to hook up with several fish up to 45 pounds. Some
were larger but I simply could not get them in the boat. I needed a
bigger dip net.
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started indexing the site and along came a search engine called google and ranked it high in their search returns. The e-mails
and phone calls started coming in wanting to go
Ben Sanders - 2013
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