Friday, May 09, 2014

A Whole Lot of Catching Going On

Bob, Paul, Dave, Ron and Errol
Fog in the morning turning into sun and Hot, Water Temperature 73*
I got out early to catch bait but bait collection was tough. I picked the guys up at 6 then took the bait I had and went fishing. We set out a spread of boards pulling a bank ranging in depths from 5 to 20 feet deep. We popped about 10 fish there before I had to make a move to catch more bait. I caught bait and we were ready for action. I have had this motley crew out many times before but I never had experienced anything like what I went through today. I believe the fog got into their brains this morning and clogged up their receptors, and that is all I have to say about that. When we fish together we have a whole lot of fun and today was no exception. I put them on so many fish they were running around the boat for 5 hours in a state of confusion. Bob got in a corner of the boat for a couple hours and spanked the Stripers. He ended up catching over 20 himself. He made the mistake of leaving that corner for a second and Ron took over where Bob left off. Today we took over 200 hits, caught over 70 fish and everyone went home with torn up thumbs from handling Stripers. 

This is the beginning of the summer season. It is common to take up to 300 hits a morning 
and to catch unbelievable amounts of Stripers. When booking trips for the next couple of months 
you will need to bring at least 4 anglers  in order to keep up with the action.

1 comment:

Ron said...

As usual Jim put us right on the fish. He had them coming at us so fast it WAS confusing! "Do I stop removing a landed fish to grab that other pole that is being hit?" Also, as usual, we had a great time. I fish the lake from my own boat but I learn something new every time I go out with Jim. Thanks Jim, we'll try to get it together for our next trip!