Monday, July 22, 2013

A Morninng of Fun

Charlotte, Bob, Connie, Larry, Liz and Mark
Cloudy and Warm, Water Temperature 88* and Clear
Today was Bob's birthday and his loving wife Connie wanted to do something special for him so she booked a Striper Charter for him. This was the first time this family had been out with me so they really did not know what to expect. I gave them instructions on how to deploy the lanes and off we went. I set up on a few fish for them to practice on which worked out well and they caught a few Stripers. I then looked for schools for over an hour not seeing much. We did find a large school of fish breaking but when we set up on them the fish would not bite us. Charlie was out today and called me to some fish he was working so we went to him and popped a few. We had taken over 100 hits by now so we went and caught more bait. I looked for another school for a few minutes but Charlie called me again and said he was on a school like I was this morning and not taking hits. I decided to simply put our baits out and keep the boat moving hoping to catch fish. Within a couple minutes we started hooking up catching Stripers with some Catfish mixed in. The decision paid off, action was not frantic but it was steady. We used up all of our baits and called it a morning. Today we caught about 50 Stripers and a dozen Catfish. Charlotte was the Catfish Queen today, but she also spanked the Stripers as well. Every time I looked at Bob today he had a big smile on his face.


Unknown said...

Very cool. Everyone looks happy. Looks like you had a great time! What did you do with all that fish??? Patti jean

Unknown said...

Wow! Sorry I could not be on that trip. Glad everyone had a good time and I know that made for a very special birthday for Bob.Hope to see them at the lake more often.
Karl H.