Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bud Hamrick with wife Pam, Bobby, Caroline, Jenna and Ka Ka Kevin

Partly cloudy and Pleasant, Water Temperature 89* and Clear.
Bud and I went out and caught bait this morning then picked the rest of the family up at their dock. We went around the corner and saw about 3 acres of Stripers blowing baits out of the water. We snuck in close to the action, put baits out and popped a couple on top water baits. After catching a few more I left the school because they were not the quality of fish I knew we could catch today. I searched for some other schools and started locating keeper fish. We set up on a school and worked it for about 20 minutes with everyone catching fish. Pam [lower picture] caught her big fish in this set up. A boat trolled by us spooking the fish so we got the baits in and found another school just as big. We started catching Stripers immediately so I called Charlie in to us to join in on the action. Jenna had not caught a nice fish yet so I told her to come to hang around me for a couple of minutes and within 20 seconds she hooked up with her big fish of the day, a 31 inch Striper. We worked this school for about 45 minutes catching fish after fish. We were only out for a half day charter so I got on my motor and located a couple more large schools before running completely out of bait. Caroline rods were hot this morning, early on she caught as many Stripers as everyone else, combined.


The Hamricks said...

This was a great day of fishing that we thoroughly enjoyed and we can't wait to do it again! Thanks very much!

The Hamricks and Ka Ka Kevin

Anonymous said...

If you're viewing this site and comtenping a stripper trip, Jim is the man you want to go out with. He's not just a fun person to be around but an outstanding fishing guide and teacher. Adam and I had a amazing time. Thanks Jim! Were even booking another trip in two days.

Adam and Terry Rizor