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Fun with strippers.....or was that stripers

Started by itieuglyflies, May 15, 2019, 13:31:25 pm

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May 15, 2019, 13:31:25 pm Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 14:46:30 pm by Woolly Bugger
Before switching to trouts for the summer I thought I would see if I could find any life in the river, plus run gasoline out of the motor on my Shad boat.
What a difference a few weeks makes. During Shad season this parking lot is full.....humm, not a good sign.
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No boats to be seen, either up or downstream.
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But second or third cast starting catching these. The ole simple Clouser was the ticket.
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Also, had some by-catch to content with.
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After a couple dozen fish this fly was looking a little sad but, one more cast.....yep.
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The east coast striper population is in decline but I was happy to see several year classes in the mix. Mashed down the barbs to make unhooking easier and to protect these great fish.

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Big J

 V:;  Striper action has been weak this year on the boards.  Thanks for adding some striper content.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

Woolly Bugger

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Stone-Man

Good report,Fred --  Bet that flat head had you thinking "monster striper" for a few minutes . I think that I would have put that channel cat in tha grease

Dee-Vo

Bet that flathead was fun. Did it outfight the rest of the crowd?

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