Stripers!

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    Just spent the past week fishing up in Maine. Caught a whole bunch of stripers. I was on my boat allllll week and went fishing EVERY DAY!! It doesn't get any better than that.
     
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    :beer: If it does get any better, I don't know what it is--WISH I WAS THERE! Did ya get some huge ones?
     
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    Most of the ones I caught were between 18" and 30". Lots of fun, for sure. I am learning that you dont need a whole lot of fancy gear to fish for stripers: a good sturdy rod, 20lb test line, and a few lures. Mackarel jigs work great by the way. Timing is everything too. A few hours off low tide seemed to produce the best results for me.
     
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    Hey.....No pics? It just sounds like a BIG fish story to me!:poke:
     
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    Too busy fishing to take pics. Though from what I am being told by the locals, the size fish I caught were not bragging caliber anyway. I do have some really nice pics of the sunsets (and my boat) while I was up there.
     
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    Very true--thats' exactly what we use in Texas--no tides to worry about however. Stripers put up a good fight!
     
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    I don't have time for pics either...and I catch a release so there's
    never any evidence to support my claims...But I know the truth...
    I had FUN!
     
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    I catch and release too. Leaves more fish for later on!

    They tell me the bluefish will start running soon and I cant wait to try catching them thigs.
     
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    i catch and release everything but cats and panfish! decent cats are few and far between around here, and you can never have enough pan fish!
     

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