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One more day of striper chasing

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Forced myself to get up at O-Dark-Thirty for one more trip to Beaver.  With the weather forecast and Memorial Day boat traffic this would be my last chance to chase them for several days at least.

Launched at Indian Creek and motored down to the bluff by point 5.  Didn't see a whole lot of top water activity, but from 0530 until 0700 there was some action and I boated 3 stripers, 2 on top and one on a Keitech.  Still no big fish for me, a couple of 5 lbers and the Keitech fish was probably around 3.5 by my estimate.  At 0700 they just flat out stopped.  I kept the three I caught today and once they stopped biting, I was gone and was on the trailer at 0800.

So here it is a little after 1030, fish are cleaned, boat is put away, and I am cleaned up too.  

The stripers did get their revenge today, I was pulling them out of the livewell, my hand slipped and the ball of my thumb went right over the end of a gill plate.  Sliced open like a paper cut on steroids.  That was not fun.

Time for a nap.

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Nice fish. Sorry about the thumb. What pencil popper are you using?

why aren’t you switching to sone other type of fish once they are done biting ? 

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29 minutes ago, Ham said:

Nice fish. Sorry about the thumb. What pencil popper are you using?

why aren’t you switching to sone other type of fish once they are done biting ? 

Evergreen SB 125.

Usually I'll do a little bass fishing after the striper bite ends, but today with the fish to clean I decided to roll once the striper bite ended. 

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A couple of healthy looking stripers buddy! Congrats on packing a couple for the fridge. Sorry about the cut. I hate it when the fish get back at us. Still we seem to end up on the better end of the deal.

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