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Old 06-04-2009, 04:19 PM
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Seagull ask me to put this on the wedsite. Seems somebody was out Memorial Day making a memory! 29# Striper! I will let him fill in the details, especially how it was caught on a #20 Parachute Adams. Female, of course! I was out floating the Holston with Dragline in FishCats when I got this phone call......."guess what I just landed".

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Old 06-04-2009, 06:08 PM
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Wow!!! What a fish...that is awesome...I've got to figure out how to catch striper on the fly. Looks like a lot of fun...
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:44 PM
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That is one heck of a fish! Of course he is the master at catching those things. I'll tell you this, it would look a lot bigger if I were holding it assuming I could.

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Old 06-04-2009, 09:05 PM
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I've caught plenty of them on a fly, but that one could eat most of them That's really a nice fish!
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:42 AM
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This monster was quite a battle. I hooked him right against the far lock wall (in the back of the picture) and he immediately ran right at the lock doors. I heard Peacher say “What’s he going to do, knock on the door?” At this point he was into the backing, and then performed a high speed U-turn and ran straight at the boat. I don’t think I have ever reeled that fast in my life, and luckily kept the line tight. He then hung a left and ran out towards the middle of the river. When I finally got him to come up to the surface and we saw him for the first time, what a rush! Finally got his head in the net, and we both lifted him in the boat. After we got him weighed, photographed, and revived, I looked down and there was blood on the top of my left foot, and I saw where 4 of his dorsal spines had gotten me while I was getting him on the boga grip. Didn’t even feel it at the time, maybe I had a little adrenalin going. Big fish make you bleed! Any way this fish is my new personal best, edging out the 26 pounder I landed last summer. Of course then I had to call Flat Fly’n and brag a little.
If you catch a large striper, please take plenty of time to revive the fish before you release it. We have even held their mouths opened and moved around with the trolling motor. I have learned over the years that when they start biting down on your thumb, they are usually ready to go.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:04 AM
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Very nice fish Dean, glad to see one of the big ones stayed on long enough for a good picture. If you let peacher hold them they would look even bigger
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