Once the sun gets high in the sky, stripers will almost always go deeper. There are exceptions when water temperatures are cool where a warm, sunny day may actually move some striped bass into shallower water. However, most of the time, as the sun gets high, plan on fishing deeper water. Use your electronics to help you find the fish because they may be anywhere from 30, 40, 50 feet or even deeper depending on the lake.
Fish During Lowlight Conditions
On sunny days, get on the water early or late when the sun isn’t as high in the sky. It can make the difference in a good or bad fishing day. Striped bass are known for having a peak bite first thing in the morning or late in the evening. When the sun it out with no cloud cover, that peak window is usually shorter.