Saturday, February 18, 2012

Josh, Mark, Justin and Jesse

Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temperature 46* and Clear.

I met the guys this morning at 6, caught bait and went fishing. I set up about 300 yards before where I thought we could catch some nice fish so that I could have all my baits in the water ready for the bite. I am glad I did because that was the only time for the next 2 1/2 hours that I had all the rods baited. Once I hit my area we had two Stripers hook up, thankfully one on either side of the boat. From then on out I could not keep up with baits in the water. The fish were scattered about, everywhere we fished we would catch fish on both sides of the boat. Obviously the fish were feeding up prior to the major cold front that is blowing through this afternoon and tomorrow. We were swamped with action and by 9:45 we had about 40 hits and were out of bait. It was a good thing, I was expecting the wind to blow and a few minutes before we pulled the rest of our baits in the wind got up and it appeared the fish had turned off. We kept 20 Stripers this morning and released a few more to fight again. As you can see by the picture all the fish were very nice fat fish. It took 4 guys to hold that stringer up, there is between 120 and 140 pounds of Striper on that wooded rod.

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