Thursday, June 14, 2007

Brian, John and Sherri Mohr, Jerry Black, George Hott and John Rayney

June 14, 2007 : Rainy and cold, High 60*, Water Temp 80* and clear.
Picked clients up at High Point at 5:30 and went searching for fish. We had a terrible storm come through last night and blew in a major cold front with East winds today. I already had two strikes against me and I wanted to do especially well today because I was taking out a friend and his family who had been looking forward to the trip for quite awhile. Looked for a few minutes and mostly saw individual pods of fish scattered and set up on one but before we could get 3 lines out a buzzard did a 30 yard circle around us on his big motor and spooked the fish so we picked up and looked for a better school. I tried to set up on 2 or 3 other schools but this jerk in a Procraft would drive right over us every time we put out lines. I kept calm and looked for and found a nice school in 30 foot of water and we got our lines out before the nut ran over us and we started putting fish in the boat. Before we got all the lines in the action began and as long as we could keep a few baits in the water the Stripers would jam our offerings. We worked on the school pretty good before moving on. [By the way, The jerk in the Procraft and his friend stayed within 20 to 30 yards of us while we caught 17 keepers and they never boated a fish] We used up about 130 baits in that melee and went and caught more bait. We set up on numerous pods of fish but never could locate a decent school anymore. After the 7th or 8th time the Basshole ran over us when we would try to set up on fish I had to have a talk with him about Sportsmanship, courtesy and a few other topics. His reply was" I didn't know that my motor would spook the fish", DUH. We did not see him anymore today. We ended up the day catching 28 Stripers and over a dozen Terd-Rollers. Clients kept 19 very nice Stripers to take back to West Vergine. Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow and fishing will get back to normal. Although my clients could huddle under my top when it rained today, I believe they got quite chilly numerous times . What a nasty cold day for the middle of June.

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