Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vince, Walt and Brian

Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 49* and Clear.
Brian and I got out early and caught bait then picked up the other 2 guys at daylight and went fishing. We set out our spread without taking a hit. We hit a point and took a couple hits then the boats started coming. Although the boats did not run nearby us 5 or 6 boat motors running around was all it took to spook the Stripers. We were taking hits and catching fish but it certainly was not like the last two charters that I took out where we were catching 8 to 15 fish an hour. I would try to avoid boats this morning but we could not get away from them. I decided to go catch some more bait and set up in an area where there were no other boats. We started taking hits immediately and boating fish. When a boat would go by we would have a lull in the action but after about 30 minutes our rods would double over again. Definitely the action today was influenced by the sound of boat motors. We stuck it out and ended up catching 22 keepers today, keeping 16 and releasing the others unharmed. Today's fish were very healthy, this stringer of Stripers weighed in excess of 120 pounds, that's why the guys are trying to hurry me up to take the picture.

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