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Old 09-01-2007, 08:34 PM
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Default Finally caught my first Striper

It was pure luck and not too pretty, but I finally caught one today.
I had chunked herring for nearly two hours without a single bite.
It was fairly rough and I have to give my wife credit for putting up with it.
Took a ride and marked fish that I assumed were Bluefish.
On the return trip, the gulls were pretty active. So I dropped a Rapala deep diver in the water and hooked up pretty quickly.
I thought it was a Blue at first, but as it got near the boat, it didn't fight much.
It was hooked in the side of the head, but not too badly.
Measured it at just 28" so I let it go - seemed to swim off fine.
I did hook into another fish but lost it after a few seconds - don't know what that one was.
By that time the wife was sick of fishing and wouldn't hear of anchoring up and chunking again
Thank you to all of you who have been giving me advise!!
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: Finally caught my first Striper

YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
First fish, keeper size, released, good to go! There will be many more to come, and I'm sure all the info will click and become knowledge, which becomes experiance, and well, that leads to spending money, staying out all night, and living in front of your computer all winter!
Great job Steada!
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:55 AM
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Default Re: Finally caught my first Striper

Congrats, but now you realize it wasn't the fish hooked it was you. Good luck and enjoy!!
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: Finally caught my first Striper

Thanks!
I told my wife that it made all the money that I've been spending worthwhile. She just looked at me and didn't say a word. Lets see so far this summer - two reels, 3 rods and a lot of tackle - yep worth every cent
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:16 AM
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Yup, I agree with ya, 100% worth it... I just caught my first up at popham a few weeks ago... Can't wait to catch some more... Congrats It is a great feeling isn't it?

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