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    Re: Fall striper for us

    OUTSTANDING report! And some fine photography. Thanks a whole bunch.

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    Re: Fall striper for us

    Solid work boys, about time you posted a fish report Doug,,,gregg

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    Re: Fall striper for us

    Sounds like a fine afternoon to me. That one fish alone makes the day.

    Thanks for the report.

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    Re: Fall striper for us

    Nice fish Doug, better than I've done this fall! Far west seems to be the best bet still, this season is kind of like how it was 2-3 years ago. A lot of the fish are still looking like residents and it hasn't really gone into full fall yet. Hopefully there's more days like that ahead!

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    Fall striper for us

    Hello all, it has been awhile since I reported. It also has been a long time since I chased some striper.
    Craig put the shout out and we made Fri afternoon work for a fairly short fishing time with dark falling so soon. We hit the water a bit after 2:00 pm. It was very smokey making for orange skies.

    We were throwing a usual mix of swimbaits, jerkbaits, and some topwater. It was a slow bite but I drew first blood with a nice keeper size striper on a swimbait. Photo taken and fish released.

    It was a while between strikes and a couple of smalls brought it the mix. Then Craig hooked up with keeper grade that was returned to grow up a bit.


    We just couldn't really find a pattern of any kind with the slow bite. Craig mentioned trying the rip-rap bank and we went over there. Our first cast we had a double. Smaller fish but that was nice. One was on a swimbait the other on a jerk. Then still throwing the jerkbait I get a hit and hook up. Took about 15 seconds to realize this is a nicer fish since it headed for deeper water and stayed deep. Then did some nice drag pulls. I thought I might of hooked a salmon with how it fought. Craig grabbed the net and I landed this nice 10 lbs striper. The pic doesn't show it well but it was fat. The length was more of a 7 or 8 lbs size. But the scale doesn't lie (most the time). This fish released as well.

    We would score a couple more smalls and Craig kept picking up small bass but that would be it. Got off the water at 5:30pm and headed home.


    Cheers,

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