Tuesday, May 12, 2009

John, Carl and Bill

May 12th, 2009: Sunny and Cool, Water temp 68* and Clear.
Got out early again this morning and caught bait so I could pick the guys up and be fishing at daylight. Carl said he was a little late because "the girls" had to stop and get a cup of coffee. We had a cold front blow through yesterday afternoon and it was only 42* this morning and I knew it would be bluebird skis today after the fog burned off so I was anxious to get my spread of planner boards out and catch some fish before it got so bright. I went right to a long ledge and put some boards up on a 5' flat and the outer boards were out over 25 feet of water. Within 5 minutes John hooked up and started the day off. We worked the ledge and a couple points nearby again with our baits getting nervous but only one Striper committed to hitting and Bill boated it. I realized the fish were not up shallow and that the front had made them pull off the flat so I pulled out deeper, kept the boat in about 20 feet running boards over water ranging from 15 to 30 feet deep and the fun began. Next thing Carl knew it was around 8 o'clock and we had a cooler of fish, 13 of our 16 fish limit. He commented that he will be up a the bar at Hunters Landing sipping on a cold Beer by 10 while John cleans the fish. As things sometimes go, the next 7 fish we had hook up did not get in the boat, for whatever reason. I had to go catch more bait which I did and relocated on another similar structure and Carl popped 2 quick Stripers and Bill finished the day for us. Another 100+ pound stringer of Stripers. John enjoyed a nice outing before heading off to Officers Training the summer. SEMPER FIDELIS

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