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I know people do it, but I have never caught a wiper , any size, on a lure bigger than 4.5 inches long, and the grand majority have come on 1/8 oz jigs and either a 2-3 inch swimbait or twister tail. This year I started really targeting them on my boat, I started by trolling big plugs and spoons , got nothing but the occasional catfish. It wasn't until I started trolling small jigs high in water column that I started getting fish with any consistency. I still haven't zeroed in on a pattern for the deeper fish, I have tried drifting and dead rigging live shad and chicken liver with no success. Have caught a few over the years bottom bouncing worm harnesses though , so I am thinking I need the combo of live bait and flash plus thump to get the deep fish interested. Next trip out I am going to try heavy jigging spoons tipped with night crawlers or liver.
 

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You've definitely chosen a much harder path. I have heard that wipers are much more difficult to pattern in lakes than rivers just because there's so much open water. It shows how dedicated you are for you to able to find them on a regular basis.
I don't necessarily think it's harder , just like in rivers they tend to congregate in certain areas throughout the day depending on pray and feeding habits. In a boat you can troll around and cover a lot more water to locate, and where there is one Wiper there is often a school. On a river your more limited on w
ater you can cover unless you are in a Canoe or Kayak. And just like in River if they aren't feeding , they aren't feeding, but at least in a boat I can locate them with my fish finder and try to coax them into feeding (something I have read is possible but haven't quite figured out yet)
 

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You still chasing wipers up there?
My last outing where I got into Wipers on O'Shay was in late September. My pattern (and I'm hesitant to even call it that) for picking up Wipers trolling , goes to s*** when the water gets muddy and cold.
From past experience your best bet Late October into November is to find busting shad and throw a jerk bait or paddle tail.
 
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