Friday, April 01, 2016

Finally caught a BIG ONE

Michael Ward
Cloudy and Stormy, Water Temperature 58*
Michael booked a trip with me today with hopes of catching a big Striper. We went out at 3am to catch some 15 inch Gizzards. After throwing for 3 hours I finally had about 20 in the tank so we hit the water between lighting bolts. About 7:30 the bobber hooked up and the drag was Screaming! The fish headed for the front of the boat and I don't know what was louder...the drag screaming , the line singing as it passed the boat about 10 mph or me hollering at Mike to avoid the rest of my planner boards. We chased the fish for at least 300 yards then it decided to go into High Point Marina. It got around the new docks there but we managed to get it away from the pilings. Carlos saw what was going on when he was on his tractor and by now the fish was close to the ramps. I knew we could not net the fish so I yelled to him to put the front end loader of his tractor in the water and we lead the fish into the bucket. Carlos did a great job of bucketing the fish. After 2 hours the fish was ours. Not bad for a April fools  joke!!! Don't know where this fish really was caught but is is a nice one. 41.5 inches, 45 pounds. Great fish...like to catch one tomorrow half it's size!

5 comments:

EddieB said...

THAT is a cow...Wow.

Anonymous said...

April Fools --- Junkee out

Nolan Minor said...

Even looks like CC holding the fish

Anonymous said...

cool dad

Michael Rettemnier said...

This fish was NOT caught on Anna. I was with Mike when this fish was caught and released.