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SB ~ Unusual Spring Stripes ~ AD & Dave ~ 4-28-12

SB ~ Spring Stripes with AD & Dave ~ 4-28-12

Got a call from AD that he'd be in town for a Family Emergency...and was wondering if I was headed out this weekend....
Well Yes I am....late tide 3pm

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Water 52-60
Wind – Much of it.. WNW 15-25 – switched to West – then South @ the end OF THE TRIP
Air – a very Cool 60
High @ 5:19
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rushed a really nice St Croix legend Blank into production for this Trip..worked on it hard all week..but had to use a different tip last minute as the silver never arrive in time... 3 rod ever-- and a favorite already..

Got to the Ramp @ 2:50 ~ I guess the suction cups on the Console storage bins need replacement as they flew off the console during the short trip …Crap everywhere but didn’t lose a thing – even had ¾ oz lead head hanging off the transom for the whole ride..thank goodness…30mph + lead + hook could have = a bad day..

While Waiting to launch..saw an old high school friend and we spoke for a few moments . A nice reunion and for a brief moment....it made me feel very young again.

….AD running a 1/2 late.
Launched the boat and waited @ the Dock...Q&A day: Must have answered a 100 Questions in that ½ hour..which a certainly don't mind...but this was the best exchange:
– got back to the boat after parking the truck and there is a 7yr old kid and his Fam there catching Mussels..
he says”I kicked a cell phone into the water” (a moment of panic @ first as I thought he meant my cell phone...but it was his Dads)
then the Father asked “how deep is here?” –
“8.3 ft ...but more importantly the water is only 51-52 degrees and the tide is ripping...if you thinking about retrieving that cell phone. Forget it, as soon it hit the water it was toast.” I replied...he changed his mind very quickly...
While I am engaged with the father his little son jumps onto my boat...— I quickly explain the further danger and boat etiquette to the young fellow and he disembarked quickly. Not the 1st time a kid has just jumped aboard while docked.Finger I am becoming less amazed by it and more concerned about launching solo..

in between the Q&A-- decided to Tried out the New Rod while I waited ..2nd cast I hooked with a 22” Striper … sweet – that’s never happened before….countless times I have casted there testing rods while waiting…never a touch. It’s Always great start when you can catch fish less than 2 minutes into a trip.
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Ad & Dave finally showed and off we went. Haven’t fished with Ad in a year +

Wind was already kickin’ in our faces and never really slowed down all day.
Unlike the wind fishing started off very slow. Poked around again to places I had fish last weekend. Nothing happening.

Took until just after High tide to get into a few fish – had a pretty good bite going for about an hour until the water temp dropped and so did the fish.
Weed were really a problem today because of the wind..

Ad picked up a bass with the most interrupted striped I have ever seen.. very cool fish. Dave snagged a log while I hooked a nice keeper..fish didn’t really put a fight – I guess because the temps dropped below 55.

Kept @ it for a few more hours but really never had much action…
shortly after sunset…found a pile of very, very small fish hitting all of us like a Machine gun ( weaks?) – probably not – but never did hook one to confirm.

Wind picked up even more….time to call it a night.
done @ 8:44pm

Stopped in and had Pizza and BS from this trips of seasons past, present & future for dinner…..yum for both.

Another great Spring trip ~

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Total:
1 keeper Striper (28.75”)
1 Crazy Stripe Striper (26”)
12+ Short Stripers ( 15-27”)
Many Many missed bite - lost count
tons of weeds- enough salad for all..
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- Got my Crookhaven Town parking sticker in the AM ~ $25 for 2years and so it begins...I bet in 2 years it will be $60..
- Power Pro super 8 faded after only 2 trips...still a great line but it will be nearly white by the end of the season @ this rate.


Can't wait til next time..AKA Saturday..

pd


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