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Old 09-20-2013, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by o2bfishin View Post
About two weeks ago, we saw the same kind of activity between Peach Orchard and the bridge. We were catching a few rainbows, including a couple of nice fish, on wooly buggers and BPHTs, but we were also surprised at how many “wolf packs” of 3 or more stripers we saw cruising in very shallow water. A few minutes after having a group of three large fish come within oar’s length of the boat before spooking, I caught a 12’ stocker, which we decided was the perfect size for striper bait. We rigged it on a bait caster with a balloon and let it swim down stream. Soon after, we saw the group of three heading in the direction of the bait.

After a few more minutes, the balloon started moving around nervously. The little trout went airborne trying to escape, but was followed by a huge wake. The fight was on. About 15 or 20 minutes later, I finally brought this 40 lb., 44 inch monster to the boat.

Who knew that saving the lives of trout (expect the one used as bait, of course) would be so much fun?
I am going to have to get out there with the Dr. and learn to striper fish. Nice fish and good job landing! I have yet to land a striper on a fly rod. I will have to give it a try this weekend if the crew cooperates.

Originally Posted by Grannyknot View Post
Here's one I found from earlier this summer.
Its not me, its a buddy of mine, hence the disguise to protect the innocent....since most think striper fishermen are scum of the earth.

Man, that is a huge fish! I could imagine your arms were exhausted after landing that monster.
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