Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Fish Chris

Had A Great Day For Stripers ! :-)

Recommended Posts

But first.... yesterday was a wash. I fished hard all day in my "original" hotspot, for only two hit's and drops :(

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So today, I had a few tricks up my sleeve...

Long story short, I figured that if I got one, it would be early...... not. I fished for 3 1/2 hours for 1 darn bite...... But that 1 bite turned into a beauty of a fish, with this 29.8 lb'er :)

1634fe40.jpg

After that, I felt like I could just try anything crazy, and if I didn't catch another fish, so what, I'd have been good with just the fish above. So I bounce around, first fishing an old spot (nothing in 2 hours) then I stopped on a new spot. Didn't even have my portable graph..... but it just looked good > a small creek full of tulles (loaded with split tails) joining the main river, on an outgoing tide. So, I get both my baits out there, and after about 15 minutes, I get blasted so hard, it tries to make my spinning reel (with bait runner set) go into a backlash ! But then didn't just go on and eat it ? Then another like that..... Then I stuck this healthy, strong 19.2 lb'er, which immediately went for thew surface, and just went bazerk ! :) But I landed her after a strong battle,

16257410.jpg

I know.... looks little after that 29.8, right ?

So, I had just taken photos of the 19.2, and was in the middle of weighing it, when.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ! There goes my other rod ! It ended up being nearly a twin to this one.... 19.7 lbs. no photos of it.

Had a couple more blasted hits and runs, that ended up dropping the bait..... but all in all, two just shy of 20, and 1 shy of 30, is a really good day for me :)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Oh and hey, check these two shots out. These were taken right after I got on the water.

16473060.jpg

Notice the giant windmills in the middle left.....

Now, I swear to you guys ! NO PHOTOSHOP here !!! Now you tell me those clouds don't look like they are wrapped all the way around the sun !!! In fact, I don't think it's much of a stretch to see "Saturn" in this photo :)

16541d60.jpg

Yes, that is a bird in the upper left center :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awesome fish. I am equally captivated by that last picture of the sunrise. Awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow-

Looks bigger than you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
In fact, I don't think it's much of a stretch to see "Saturn" in this photo

Not a stretch at all - very cool!

Beautiful fish. Sometimes I wonder if NY decided stripers were the answer to alewives instead of browns and Pacific salmonoids. I'd love to whack some, but I have to go to the ocean for them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris, I would love to see your articles in Bassmaster or some other magazine. It's like watching a movie when you read your stories. Great catches and photos. By the way, do you ever eat the Striper?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WTG Chris and the photos are AWESOME!!!

Big O

www,ragetail.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again guys :)

Oh.... and you remember I've been pulling my boat with my little Hyundai, right ? :) LOL No problems whatsoever though, pulling, braking, and even launching.

JF, I hear you. And yes, I know I'm spoiled only having to drive about 3 or 7 miles (depending on which ramp) to get to gimungous Sturgeon, and a lot of nice Stripers :)

EdBass, I really don't eat much Striper myself. Tastes too fishy for me :) But I bring a few home for all my roomies, let them clean them, and B-B-Q them..... and when all is said and done, I might grab a piece of fresh grilled Striper :)

It kills them..... but like yesterday I told them, "Sorry guys.... They were all too big to keep". Ahhhh man. What a drag huh ? NOT !!! :) LOL That's a problem I wish I had ALL the time :)

Peace,

Fish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a beast x 2. Nice job as usual... you've definitely turned into a successful lunker hunter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Up to 20lbs makes for real beauties but your always yearning for that one special fish. Once your knocking on the 30lb door you have achieved trophy success. Congrats on a real trophy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing forum

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×