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Offline Just4fun

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Big striper from the CT River!
« on: May 12, 2008, 09:41:19 PM »
Got my first-ever keeper today,...40" and I'm guessing about 25#!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 05:19:03 AM »
That is a nice'n :clap
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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 06:14:27 AM »
Now that

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 07:42:12 AM »
Nice one.  I bet he put up a fight!

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 08:12:07 AM »
Wow Mark that is awesome.


Hey Joe,  thats what a striper looks like ;D
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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 08:39:10 AM »
How did you catch it?

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 09:18:45 AM »
How did you catch it?

Yum 9" Houdini  Kistler flipping stick/20# fluoro,.......twitch, twitch, pause! ;)  No subtleness in the strike either,..sometimes they just peck or slap at the bait,..but when they take it, the flipping stick just all of a sudden doubles over!! 8)

This time of year, the stripers enter the river to feed on spawning alewifes.  The silouette of the Houdini's is almost a perfect match so it is the bait of choice in this neck of the woods!  The stripers try to push the alewifes up onto the shallow flats of the river where they can easily run them down,...so the game plan is just to drift the flats casting as you go!  That one was caught in about 3 feet of water! 
I was there, fishing the same bait on Sunday when one of them got away by snapping the hefty 9/0 hook that comes with the baits! :o :o
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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 02:10:04 PM »
Yeah Buddy, that's what I'm talking about!!!!

It's a special time of year for the east coast rivers, only last so long unfortunately.

Great catch Mark!!!!!!!!

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008, 04:10:56 PM »
I can't imagine how long it took you to reel that puppy in! Good job, Mark! It's a bute!

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2008, 07:22:11 PM »
Outstanding!   8)
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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008, 08:22:47 AM »
SWEET
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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2008, 10:24:50 AM »
Very nice one! I bet that momma fought ya real good.

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2008, 11:14:43 AM »
"GREAT FISH " There* :drinks  :ovation Continued Success* "Take Care" L8r. James,"VATO LOCO" :crazy345  8)

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2008, 11:56:51 AM »
Makes me homesick.

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Re: Big striper from the CT River!
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2009, 07:27:03 PM »
Huge fish.  Nice catch!

 

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