We found a few stripers Knowles yesterday and today. They were tight to the bottom at 60-70 feet and would only react half heartedly if the spoons hit right on them. Nothing would hold their interest for very long. Now for the question, there were a mixture of 16" to 18" inch fish that were fat and healthy and spitting up shad, but the 24" to 28" inch fish that were in the same spot were skinny and not worth keeping. Plenty of shad in the canyons so why are the older age class fish so poor?