Rainy Day Produces a Decent Striper!

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  1. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Went fishing yesterday (5/7/06) in the cold rain. First we went to the lake and got some fresh shad, they were mostly small baits. Then we went to the Roanoke River and fished with the little shad and caught some of the big Gizzard Shad there to take to the lake. The fishing in the Roanoke River was not too bad but it was just a bunch of eater Channel Cats, still fun. And I got a small Striper there also.

    So then after using a Sabiki rig there and easily getting a cooler of fresh 12+ inch gizzard shad, we head to Eaton Ferry Bridge on Gaston Lake. It was about 8:00pm, the wind was pretty strong, and the rain was cold. We had rain gear but we got soaked anyway somehow. Anyway the fishing was only good in one spot for some reason, it was on one side of the bridge and seemed like it was Stripers hitting, my dad had a ripping run but no hook-up. So then I threw out a couple poles out over on his side, was using fresh fillet of Gizzard shad. Well I was just moving my pole over some and right when I was putting it back down one hit, he did two short runs, and then took off hard and I hooked it good. I honestly thought it was a big Blue cat at first, but then it took off pulling drag for about 10 seconds straight and after that I would get it near the rocks and it would take off again, then he ran under the bridge and tried to go around pilands or something but after about 10 minutes I got him in the net, a 15lb, 32 inch, Striper! I was really excited, it was the best fighting Striper for its size that I've ever seen. It swalloed the hook, and we kept it.

    Zakk:smile2:

    Here are the pictures-

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  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Fine lookin fish there Zakk! That sucker is fat!
     

  3. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    great story, great fish, congrats!:smile2:
     
  4. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Thanks guys, it is a fat fish. Probably got some eggs in it, or been eating a lot of shad....lol

    Here's a couple more pictures-
     

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  5. Cattledogz

    Cattledogz New Member

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    Nice catch Zakk! Some good eating there too :)
     
  6. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Zakk :big_smile: You've been having some pretty good luck lately!!
     
  7. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Thanks man, there ain't no luck involved though my friend....lmao:big_smile:
     
  8. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    nice buntch of fish there zakk!!!
     
  9. shania

    shania New Member

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    :eek:oooh: "That's a nice Striper Zakk, "Way to go"! :big_smile:

    Bert:cool2:
    (Shaina)
     
  10. reel pleasure

    reel pleasure New Member

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    Thats a nice pole bendin,line rippin,reel bustin Striper ya go there!

    Way to go
     
  11. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

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    Very nice Striper Zakk! :smile2:
     
  12. back channel

    back channel Member

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    Execellent fish.
     
  13. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Thanks guys, sure was fun. It was in the 50's with very cold rain, so that Striper helped make the trip worth while. Those Stripers sure do love that kind of weather.

    Zakk