23 August 2014

• Tide Change and the Striper Bite

“…second run in and Brad's reel let out a big scream as a really nice striper was stripping line against his reel's drag. It put up a good fight and when we gingerly lifted the fish into the boat, we found that his hook was just barely holding in the tough lip membrane.

”We quickly decided to give this fish a fast release as both of us agreed that this fish was a female, given the size of her belly and was probably loaded with eggs. Almost universally the larger stripers are females, which we call ‘hens.’”

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