Monday, June 04, 2007

The Garners and The Lambs

June 4, 2007 : Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temp 79*.
Picked clients up at their dock at 5:30 am and went looking for some more bait. The water has cooled off 5 * due to the rains and bait was hard to come by this morning before daylight. One reason was the Stripers were working on the Herring as I was trying to catch them. Looked for bait for an hour with little success so I decided to set up on a small school of Stripers just to get my clients oriented to my system. After they got the kinks out I went and caught more bait and picked up the girls at the dock at 9:15. I set up on a school of fish and just got out my 8th downline before the madness started. Every line got hit and for an hour it looked like a fire drill in the boat. We all worked great together [and it was work] to keep bait in the water and get the fish on the boat. With so many hands we could manage all the hits and not tangle up any of the lines. I think it might have been a little too strenuous for the little ones because after an hour of battle they were played out. I had to take them back to the dock and by 11am we had 200 hits , lost count of how many fish we boated , with clients keeping 19 very nice Stripers to take home for Patricia to clean. The reason for two pictures is 6 people would not fit in the picture properly and two family pictures were nice. When I left to go back to the marina we left a school of fish that spread over at least 40 acres., being conservative. Every day we are catching larger and larger fish and without a doubt if we wanted to stay out longer and could store enough bait we could easily catch over 100 keeper Stripers .

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