|The last three days has been a mixed bag. Monday Solo, 24 Stripers 11 legal. The largest for Monday and the week so far, was 7.17 pounds.. Also Monday 3 LMBs 2 Sac Pike. One of the LMBs put on a real show by making a vertical jump of nearly three feet.. Tuesday I had my gear buddy Ed on the boat. 23 Stripers to the boat. Only 4 were under 18 inches. several were over 5 pounds. OK a fish story. I had gotten a still fighting 5.1 pound Striper within 8 to 10 feet of the |
boat. Ed was still retrieving a 3/8 ounce jig that I had tyed to look like a Char/White Clouser. We were both looking at my fish when up from the bottom came another Striper at least twice the size of the one I had on. It came up and bumped my fish which made it kick in its afterburners. At that point Dan's words came to mind, "Get the fly back in the water". Ed did a nice job of getting the jig back into the water, but no fish. He picked it up and tossed it about 20 feet and during the drop....BINGO!! His spinning rod doubled as the fish was running. After about 3 seconds the fish ran towards the boat then turned away. Well, Murphey decided to joint the game and wrapped the mono around the reel just before the fish ran away. As the fish got to the end, the mono could not handle the pressure and broke at the reel. Very exciting! Today, I went North on the Moke for a change. I only found smaller Stripers up there. LMBs were really eating during the bottom of low tide. After about 2 1/2 hours I went back South and found that the Stripers were still holding near the same locations as the past several days. 23 LMBs 13 Stripers 3 were over 5 pounds. If things work out, I might be going out again Friday.
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