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Old 03-27-2017, 04:26 PM
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Hit a local river in the yak today drifting grass shrimp I pulled from a local pond underneath bobbers with crimp on freshwater weights above 3/0 hooks worked well enough for a while caught a bunch of schoolies around 16 inches then changed over to a fish finder I retied with a Palomar above the barrel swivel painstakingly in the yak and put a 1/2 oz bank sinker on it dropped it straight down and let it go on free spool got a couple more schooled and one nice at just under 28 inches only one I measured but it put up a nice fight on a 3500 penn spin fisher 7 foot penn rod rated 5/8-1oz overall 16 fish great day
Next time you see me on the beach, remind me to give you a few of these. The fluke and weakfish like them, I'am sure a bass wouldn't turn its nose up on one.
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Got out yesterday..Have no confidence in the back right now still think it needs some warming up and steady Temps to get good..So I hit the front and jumped on some rocks..Great looking water,perfect clean white BT water..NE was blowing good but fishable..Fished from 12-3pm..Lil guys were still there like they have been all winter... ended my day with 20+ healthy schoolies most 16-18in a few 20in mixed in..Managed 10 off the rocks u til it got a little too "sporty" out there..was glad I put new studs on my korkers took a few very cold waves to the chest and back lol..Moved to the pocket with the incoming tide and it was 1 right after the other for 40 mins picked up 13 they all hit the new bone colored 4in magdarter...BT,white teaser and white paddle tail was working from the rocks...All these fish were jacked up from the NE and the white water..Fun afternoon..
Beautiful , healthy looking fish for the table , just the right size & my favorite = cooked whole . Thanks for sharing
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Next time you see me on the beach, remind me to give you a few of these. The fluke and weakfish like them, I'am sure a bass wouldn't turn its nose up on one.
Bay, Ive seen some professional tied shrimp flies in my travels and some really nice ones recently at the fly show in Somerset this year. None of them better than yours! YD
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Beautiful , healthy looking fish for the table , just the right size & my favorite = cooked whole . Thanks for sharing
16-18" striped bass for the table? haha good one!

Saw my first osprey tonight, followed that up with my worst outing of the spring
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^^^ I think you been around as long as I & some folks reading are puzzled & are in a knot ( i hope ) but have not been born when SB reg size was @ 16" , 18" , that's what I was referring to has a great eating size .
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yes, "back in the day"

Bay, those are fantastic shrimp, you used them as teasers? great idea!
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^^^ I think you been around as long as I & some folks reading are puzzled & are in a knot ( i hope ) but have not been born when SB reg size was @ 16" , 18" , that's what I was referring to has a great eating size .
I remember back in the day when in was 18" wow, that was a longgggg time ago.
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^^^ Ok !! the " Way Back Machine " is working lol
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^^^ Ok !! the " Way Back Machine " is working lol
Late 60's if I can remember that far. They were a Blur you know.
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