Saturday, July 04, 2009

Doug, Dylon and Gurtie Myers with Liam and Eric

July 4th, 2009: Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temperature 83* and Clear.
Caught bait before daylight and picked the guys up at their dock. Being a holiday weekend I do not usually fish but it has become a tradition for Doug to go out early and fish for a couple hours then get off the water before it gets too hot and primarily before the boat traffic gets up [Also Doug tips well ]. I found some fish at 6 and instructed the guys on how to deploy the baits in order to put it right in the Stripers eyes. We no sooner got 3 baits in the water and the rods started bending in half. We tried to catch up but there was constant action for an hour. Doug, Gurtie and myself were constantly taking fish off the hooks and baiting up. By 7am it was over, we had opened a can of woop ass and spanked the Stripers, catching over 40 within the hour , keeping 24 and releasing the others. We went to the marina, took pictures and had the crew back to their dock by 7:30. No other boats saw us or interfered with us allowing us to work the school without spooking the fish.The last 3 years Doug and I have done this trip which always proves to be a lot of fun for everyone.

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