Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Phil, Chris, Josh and Uncle Ken

May 27th, 2009: Cloudy and drizzle, Water Temperature 76* and Clear.
Went out and caught bait early and picked the guys up at 5:30. Went and threw for some more Gizzards and then set up on a 22 foot flat. We had 4 or 5 quick hits but the action turned off as quick as it started. Set up on a similar spot and worked it for 10 minutes and decided to move. I wanted to find some action. Went about a 1/2 mile and my depthfinder lit up with fish. The guys jumped up, grabbed a rod, I baited them and before they could get other rods down the first four had hooked up. They were not prepared for this kind of action and stumbled on the first volley. I lost the fish and briefed them on what to do when I got back on them. Got on the big motor again and found the school, turned the big motor off, everyone was standing at the bait tank ready to put the baits out, and for the next hour went through 150 baits. The guys never caught up by having all the lines down in the water. It was so hectic that I lost count of fish at 39 and we moved again and repeated the same scenario. Everyone did good today, especially Phil. He listened and paid attention so well, took charge of the boat and helped the other guys out that were having difficulties. NOT. We all had fun today, spanked the Stripers and were off the water by 11am with 20 keepers.

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