striperblues

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  1. WOW !! Love it, you captured the 2017 scene so perfectly, crazy bait balls and all. Well done. How many states over what period did you collect footage if I may ask?
  2. take the post down ... this is torture for those that missed it
  3. Yes Peter ... I will most certainly be fishing that week and the weeks before and after
  4. Peter ... there is a newer guide, Light 'N Fly Fishing Charters, but have you checked in with Brian Coombs of Get Tight Sportfishing, Eric Kulin of Snapshot Charters or Cullen Lundholm of Cape Star Charters. They all will do Cape Cod Bay and the Race Point Bite. Also, I will caution you that the Monomoy bite has been awful the past two years, the squid have been depleted and the fly bass bite has been non existent. When are you coming?
  5. was that 2017? We USED to get big topwater bluefish bites up my way, but not so much anymore... not sure why
  6. First 50#, from the boat on topwater in about 6 feet of water... bright sun on a dying tide. Took me 12 years to catch this girl.... ( that's when I started striped bass fishing ). Released in fine shape.
  7. So .... isn't anyone else besides me curious about the concept behind that " reel "
  8. I only boat fish so fly equipment aside, it would be what I use when I am plugging or throwing soft plastics to big striped bass, Loomis Pro Green Heavy fast action rod... has a soft tip and a hell of a backbone paired with my VS150.
  9. Catch and kill, it's legal but don't bitch when the fishing isn't what ya want.
  10. The second and most of the third day were in the high 40's / low 50 degrees. Love that temp
  11. Sorry for late response, been working out of town. We use 9.5 and 10 foot 7 and 8 weights. Mostly roll casting and mending various distances.
  12. great photos and report
  13. you have a guide?
  14. I recently returned from my annual trip to " squeeze the salt " out hunting sweet water for browns, steelhead and lake trout. I have been doing this trip for 6 years and always say that every year is different. Some things can't be controlled like water flow, clarity, air and water temps that impact migratory movement of the trout and how active they are. This year I learned that a heavy SW / W wind can stir up Lake Erie and make Niagra a tough place to do business. We had limited success with lakers the day we fished it so we went exploring and learned some new spots on new rivers. I feel like if we are learning and gaining experience then the slow fishing becomes less of an issue. Day two the air temps started to climb and the very late afternoon proved to be an indicator of what day three might bring and we did pretty well on an off the beaten stretch of a new river with not another angler in sight. Our spirits were lifted and we enjoyed a great dinner while we planned our day three tactics. It's always important to try to be in the right place at the right time, not knowing what other intrepid anglers might be on the same schedule. Air temps were 50 degrees at 2:00am and we had a great feeling about how this would make the trout active in the morning. We were heartened when we arrived at the parking location with no sign of anglers. In fact, we saw no other anglers the entire day. After a solid hike to location X we just felt it was going to be a special day. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. We did have a couple of stud steelhead in the mix but today the brown trout ruled the river. Got my personal best, over 30 inches and most certainly in excess of 15 pounds. The numbers hooked was tremendous and 80% landed. Always a great day when you and your buddy yell " fish on " as often as we did .... Lost a couple of other mules, as the water temps had them fighting with much spirit and there's only so much you can do with 6lb tippet.
  15. GREAT THREAD ... but to keep it real, if I had a choice between an epic morning with big topwater bass or a night with a porn star, I think I would choose the former ..... guess I love making my own fish porn !!