Monster Striper while fishing

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by KnotGillty, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    Went fishing with an old friend recently. I'll just call him Mr. B so that he can remain anonymous. He actually waded out into the water and caught this massive striper by hand, I swear. I was so jazzed that I could barely keep the camera still. The fish below didn't stand a chance. The jury is still out on the weight.
     

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  2. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Randy, thanks for the post with the striper.... where was the pic taken?

    later.... bayrunner ray
     

  3. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    It was caught in the S.F. Bay Area. The fish was just floating out in the clear when Mr. B snuck up & creamed him. There is a little bit of controversy surrounding the way the fish was taken, and the authorities are looking into the matter, but nothing can be substantiated at this point.
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats a heck of a nice striper!
     
  5. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    Thanks catfishjohn. It was quite a historic feat
     
  6. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why it is illegal to take fish by hand. It's certainly quite a feat to do so. Just getting close enough to one like that seems to me very hard.
    But all things considered the way DFG is, it's a wonder they didn't ticket your friend. The only reason I can think of why they didn't is because they didn't see him do it.

    http://www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/07-08-inland-fish-regs.pdf
     
  7. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    I fully agree. Not enough evidence. From the feedback I've been hearing elsewhere, the public opinion has been pretty strong on this one.
     
  8. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    That is a huge striper, thanks for posting
     
  9. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    No problem catfish chaser. The fish was tested afterwards and it was determined to be fully contaminated. Gotta be careful what you put in your body nowadays.
     
  10. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Awesome fish!

    Dave
     
  11. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    No matter if he creamed it or was in the clear, Mr. B holds the record. The other people must not get the joke yet.:smile2:
     
  12. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    Was this snagged in McCovey Cove. Looks like there might be needle marks on the fish.
     
  13. KnotGillty

    KnotGillty New Member

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    Yeah, no one else got the joke. Every one of my posts has references to Mr. Bonds. 'The jury is still out', 'clear', 'creamed', 'historic feat', 'not enough evidence', 'public opinion', 'contaminated', etc.. And oh yeah, the picture is even titled 'Asterik Fish'.

    The head came from Google and with a little help from the BALCO Photoshopping Laboratory - FISH ON!

    PS: No fish were injured in the making of this post.

    PPS: Lets not turn this into some kind of political debate. It was all done to simply get a good laugh.
     
  14. plumbertom1

    plumbertom1 Well-Known Member

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    If that's photo is supposed to be Berry Bonds or what ever his name is, the joke was lost on me. I don't follow pro sports because I have better things to do with my time and couldn't recognize him or references to him other than I gather he is some type of drug user.
     
  15. Capt Steve

    Capt Steve Active Member

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    You sure hooked me and I'm not gonna believe any of your posts in the future. :smile2:
     
  16. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Hook line and sinker...... didnot recog the face..... thought it was Brian Blue for a minute.... who the yuck cares for a steroid fish record..... like lets go to catch a "native trout" at a "you catchem lake" and call it a "state record"

    Jurrasic park here I come.....

    bayrunner ray
     
  17. Ecfool

    Ecfool New Member

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    Dahhhmmm dude ya must have used a circle hook I didnt even feel the hook set!!!!!!!!!!:eek:oooh:
     
  18. whiskers77

    whiskers77 New Member

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    That was mr. B's 757th striper wasn't it?
     
  19. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    :smile::smile:
    LOL!!!!!!! THAT WAS CLASSIC RANDY!!!!!!




    CATCH, PICTURE, RELEASE!​
     
  20. kastmaster

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    yah i fish castaic lake and irvine wow but by hand thats a monster. like my striper lol