i finally caught my first striper! i've been trying for months and wasnt really expecting one. it was about 5:30am and still dark out. high tide was just peaking, if not begining to recede. i was casting out fresh clam and i had just upgraded to braided fishing line about a few days ago. at first, i thought it was a croaker fish(been catching lots of those lately)...but when i saw it was a striper laying on the beach, the biggest smile came across my face. i had finally accomplished my goal... and not without the help of this forum. thank you all for your tips and help. my striper was 24" and was promptly released after thanking him for letting me catch him. a beautiful fish indeed. once again, thank you all. and just like my striper, i am now "hooked"
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