Worked like a maniac all day straightening a mess out at work. I wasn't fishing today but when I walked out side at 4:15, what the heck. Can't catch'em in the front yard. Hooked up and headed to Ancarrow. That place is amazing. It sits in the shadow of downtown Richmond. This time of year every knucklehead and his brother is down there along with half the hispanic population of VA and yet you see neat stuff. Last week as I was leaving around 10:00 PM, I saw a coyote run from the waste water treatment plant towards the river. Today a Wild Turkey flew from the same place and almost got hit by my windshield. Anyway, the ramp was its usual zoo self and but I was alble to launch quickly by myself. I ran up and anchored in my new favorite spot. Two guys fishing out of a Sea Pro that I saw yesterday said the bite wasn't near as good. They were right. I fished a good hour to catch half a dozen shad and another half dozen herring. Baited up the big rods and Mr Stripe came to visit. 36 inches. I wish it was May 2 because that ole gal would be sitting on my grill as I type this. Lawabider that I am, quick picture and release. This warm water near 68 today is hard on the stripers. Every fish I have caught this week, I have had to rock back and forth a few minutes before they are strong enough to swim off on their own. Had two more good big fish bites that didn't get stuck and steady caught small cats on the little rods until I left at 9:00. I swear I'm not going tomorrow maybe.
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