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Bass Opener ~ Bloom ~ 1st Bass of 2013 ~ 4-15-13

Striped Bass Opener 2013

Nice to be back after a very cold long dragging out end to winter…
Cherry Blossoms in full Bloom now – took 2 weeks this year.

Got everything together late Sunday night…lucky me I found a brand new pair of wader hidden in the garage = no leak. Nice.
That’s a good way to start. $$ found pieces/parts of everything else laying around – didn’t need much since it would be a quick trip.

Asked to exit early - that extra ½ hr makes a big difference this time of year
To the water by 6:18pm
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Air 53
Water est. 53-54? cold
wind - 8-9 SSW
Low @ 9ish
sunset 7:30
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Clear, calm and cool – bright sun – Blue sky
In the water @ 630

In the past I have had very good luck beginning the season with a brand new rod.
So I Grabbed a rod I built over winter 1st – just to test it — SCIII blank. Didn’t want to push it because it’s not 100% complete. Performed very well -
4th cast in I had HIT!
..Nice surprise..
..just missed it.
Water felt so cold I wasn’t expecting anything.

Gave it a little while but the weeds were accumulating every cast.

Switched to another experimental winter new-old rod deal = 1st CAST – half way back in BAM ! a schoolie hammered it.
I had a feeling I would dupe a fish after that 1st hit earlier..just had to get the right look..

Switched things up a few more times but
Only managed one more bump. And I will take it..
I am usually skunked on the Opener , this make 2 yrs in a row with a fish on the opener.

Really nice to switch things up and get some fishing tests in I have been thinking about all winter… the fish be there was a bonus.

Done @ 8:15

Total:----------------------------------------
1st Bass of 2013 (18")
1 Missed hit
1 Bump
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- 2 screaming Ospreys fighting mid sky
- Bunker? Spotted? – definitely saw a tail slap.
- Water was CRYSTAL Clear
- Added a few fly drawings from the winter day dreaming.
- FROZen legs – breathable waders aren’t advisable in 50+ degree water for long..( but better than wet)


Have a great 2013 Season

pd



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