Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chad, Doug, Jay, Mark and Rob

Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 85* and Clear.
I caught bait early and picked the guys up at High Point Marina and went looking for schools of Stripers. I set up in an area that I knew held fish but my screen on my Lowrance wasn't showing much. I demonstrated how to deploy the baits and we set out our first spread. One of the group was having a few issues, I think he was not use to getting up so early and his brain was not functioning properly. I get the same way around 7 pm after being awake for 18 hours. Anyway it didn't take but about 10 minutes before I found the mother load of Stripers and the circus began. Rob and Mark were content on reeling in Stripers while the guys in the front of the boat were trying to figure out what happens when you set the hook and touch the line when a Striper gets on your hook and bows the rod in half. Then there was the clown of the group that woke up once everyone started running around the boat. We worked the school until we used up 150 baits before I decided we had to reload our bait tanks. [ We used 150 baits by 6:30am]. Unfortunately it took me an hour to find a school of Herring to throw on. I made a toss and had to get Doug to help me pull the net up. I had to have had 400 to 500 baits in the net. Needless to say we threw most of them back so I make another throw, caught about 150 and went looking for fish again. We never found a large school again but we set up on numerous pods of fish and caught Stripers around all of them. Rob with the big smile on his face caught the largest fish of the day and Chad is holding the largest fish he has ever caught. [You may notice Chad, he has played a gigolo in numerous gigs]. We all had a great time today although the weekend boat traffic Killed the fishing around mid morning. Today we caught 35 Stripers and 7 Catfish.

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