Friday, May 15, 2009

Doug and Jason Mills with Mark and Jim

May 15th, 2009: Partly Cloudy and Pleasant, Water temperature 69*.
Doug and Mark wanted to help with bait this morning so I met them at 5am and we caught bait, then picked up Jim and Jason and went fishing. I set out a spread of only 8 boards a Bobber and only 1 downline expecting to duplicate the action we had yesterday. We hooked up on our first pass with one Striper so I turned right around to make the pass again. When we got close all the baits got nervous then like a light switch the fish turned on. This was the first time this group of guys had fished with me and I believe they were slightly shocked at what happened for the next 3 hours. About 9 o'clock Doug picked up a planner board rod that had just got crushed and proceeded to fight and land this nice 19 1/2 pound male Striper, at least that is what it weighed after pictures were taken. I am sure it weighed more but it was pretty excited when it got in the boat and left quite a puddle of milk on the floor. We popped a couple more Stripers there and made a move to a similar spot, put out 4 downlines this time and all it took was about 2 minutes for everyone to hook up. We finished the day there and went to the marina before 11am to get pictures . Todays stringer was slightly over 150 pounds.

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