Monday, June 14, 2010

Jim Garner with son Brian and daughter Erica

Sunny and Hot, Water Temperature 85* and Clear.
I caught 200 baits this morning and picked everyone up at 5:30 on their dock. I hit the main lake and ran till I found a school of Stripers which took about 10 minutes and set up on them. For about 30 minutes we had all we could handle, Jim and I were constantly baiting and netting fish. After we lost the school it was kind of a relief to have a break, Jim wanted to have his coffee and I needed to tie a couple hooks on to the lines. We left that school and hit another but after boating 3 Cats I told them to get the baits in and lets find another school of feeding Stripers. We only had to go about 200 yards, obviously I had originally set up on the tail end of the school first and once I found the nucleus of the school we Spanked them. By now we had caught about 25 fish and Brian had a big grin glued to his face. I got back on the big motor and found yet another school, set baits out and did the drill again, every rod bent over, fish all over the deck, Jim and I hopelessly trying to keep up with the action. After a while that school moved on, we reeled the lines in and Brian hit the couch. Jim asked him how he was doing and Brian tapped out, he had all the action he could take and was ready to give up and call it a day. What a morning it was, we lost count of how many fish we threw back but I know we went through the majority of our bait by 8:30. We were able to get off the water before it got too hot, a blessing being that is will be well into the 90's today.

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