30 September 2018

• Herring In Trouble?


“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a recent assessment shows the small fish used as bait by lobster and tuna fishermen is in decline…

“Herring is a vitally important part of the marine ecosystem, serving as food for whales, seals and large fish.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTPost.com

Wow! Connecticut Post actually published an article about fishing! The Post used to have the best fishing column in the state from the pen of Charlie Walsh…but…I guess the current publishers just don’t care about fishing...or fishermen.

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29 September 2018

• Changes to Marine Fishing Regulations for 2018


Black Sea Bass: Details available online. General Anglers - 15 inch minimum length. Five fish per day May 19 -December 31. Party/Charter Boats - 15 inch minimum length. Five fish per day from May 19 - August 31; then 7 fish per day from September 1 - December 31.

Porgy : New - 9 inch minimum length except at Enhanced Opportunity Shoreline Locations where the minimum length is 8 inches. Daily limit remains 30 per person.

Fluke: New - the daily creel limit is 4 fish and the season has changed to May 4 - September 30. Minimum lengths remain the same as they were in 2017, 19 inches everywhere except at Enhanced Opportunity Shoreline Locations where the minimum length is 17 inches.

Blackfish: New- 3 fish per day creel limit during October 10 to November 28. No change to the size of 16 inches for any season and no change in the daily limit for the Spring and Summer Seasons.

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTDEEP

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28 September 2018

• CT DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 27 SEP 2018


STRIPED BASS fishing remains very good. Schoolie striped bass in the 5-8 pound class with some large holdovers, are still feeding in close to shore where all the bait is. Dusk and dawn have been the most successful times to fish and poppers have been the winning ticket. Reports are streaming in from the banks of the Housatonic where anglers are getting a real workout catching and releasing striped bass.

Other excellent locations this week for stripers have been Norwalk Harbor, Seaside Park, Gulf Beach break-wall and pier, Calf Pasture Beach, Walnut Beach, Todd's Point, Cummings Beach in Stamford and Charles Island (fishing from the sandbar is strongly discouraged as it is quite dangerous due to strong rip tides).

Bonito and False Albacore fishing is very good. Little Tunny (False Albacore, “Albies”) have been reported at Plum Island, Watch Hill, Napatree Point, Barn Island, Jordan Cove, Goshen Reef, Sunken Island, Middleground, Norwalk Islands, South Benson Pier, Stratford Shoal and Sasco Beach. These lightning fast fish are so quick and schools move so fast, that it’s best to grab a pair of binoculars and watch for birds above feeding on leftover bait.

This week False Albacore have been caught on Deadly Dicks, Zoom Super Flukes, Sluggos (4"-7"), Castmasters, Hogy Epoxy Jig and Albie Snacks. Although false albacore are poor for eating - just catching one will give you such a fight you will be bragging about it for weeks. There’s a good chance your local party boat has run into a few schools treating customers with a great day of fishing.

BLUEFISH fishing has improved a little. Bluefish schools are scattered but there are some real “alligators” to 16 pounds out there. Mixed in with striper schools are large bluefish schools which are popping up throughout the western Sound including Middle-ground, Norwalk Islands, Sherwood Island, Compo Beach and Silver Sands State Park. They are feeding on just about any bait or artificial lure you offer them. They can also be found in good numbers the eastern sound (find the birds).

More recently good numbers of bluefish can be found in the lower estuaries, rivers and beaches feeding on menhaden/anchovies. The “Top-water” bite continues to be very good, look for the “blow-ups”. Bluefish fishing spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, the Race, Thames River, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor and upper reaches, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middleground, Penfield Reef, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

Read the full report at this link: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

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27 September 2018

• Illegal in CT; Spearfishing for Stripers in NY


“Then, there are the sharks. Spearing a fish leads to inadvertent chumming, and sharks can smell blood from hundreds of yards away…

“Krainov has only come face to face with a shark once; it was a great white and, though the shark ignored him, Krainov stopped diving for the rest of the day. But the next morning, he was back at it.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FieldAndStream.com

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26 September 2018

• Whales Eat Bunker


“There was something else in the water, too…

“A humpback whale, which arced its massive body and opened its leviathan mouth….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NYTimes.com

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25 September 2018

• Autumn Chases Some Fish Species South


“Of course, just as some species head for warmer water, others enjoy the crispness and dropping temperatures of late September and early October…

“False albacore are a classic example. Over the past two weeks scattered reports of “Fat Alberts” have been on the rise, especially in Long Island Sound, at Montauk, and surrounding Shinnecock Inlet. …”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday.com

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24 September 2018

• Kayaks and Shallow-Water Stripers


“Although light-tackle boat fishing dominates in some parts of the country…it still isn’t especially common on Long Island…we rarely see other boats on the fishing grounds…

“Boaters may be scarce, but the stripers are there and often in large numbers...."

Please visit this link to read the full article: OnTheWater.com

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23 September 2018

• The Allure of False Albacore


“Running toward the birds, I thought at first the boils were stripers. But when the fish came up, I knew this was something different: Streamlined muscular fish with green backs slashed through baitballs at an ungodly speed...

“Line peeled off the reel so fast I didn’t know what to do. I cranked down the drag a quarter turn and the reel literally blew up, falling to pieces on the ground….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SportFishingMag.com

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22 September 2018

• MV Fishing Derby Report


“Strong northerly and easterly winds, choppy water and small craft advisories challenged anglers in the first week of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, though the inclement weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm for the annual event…

“Fishermen were hauling in plenty of stripers from shore, a total of 45 weighed in by Thursday morning… may be a sign of a healthier fish stock.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: VineyardGazette.com

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21 September 2018

• CT DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 20 SEP 2018


STRIPED BASS fishing continues to be good to excellent. Fall is the season for catching some big bass as they feed heavily prior to their migration. Trolling jigs (Chartreuse) with a yellow pork rind and live lining bunker (Atlantic menhaden) and or an eel on the reefs/shoal areas at dawn and dusk will produce some nice bass (58 inches – 53 pounds, (Crane Reef).

Striper spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, lower Mystic and Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, the “humps’ south of Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Branford, New Haven Harbor (Breakwalls) and the upper reaches.

Also, Charles Island area, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Milford Point, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

PORGY [Scup] fishing is the best it has been in decades and continues to be amazing. Chumming has been very productive. Good shore fishing areas include; Morningside, and Woodmont (Milford), Coast Guard Jetty at Southport Beach, Rick Jetty at Calf Pasture beach, South Benson Fishing Pier, Sherwood Island, Pleasure Beach Fishing Pier, St Mary’s by the Sea, Gulf Beach Pier, Bonds Dock (Stratford) (excellent shore spots).

Other shore spots include The Sound School Fishing Pier/Dock, Rocky Neck State Park, Harkness Memorial State Park, Meigs Point, Hammonassett, Sherwood Island State Park, Charles Island and Fort Trumbull State Park. Fish during the high tide at these shore locations.

BLUEFISH fishing has improved a little. They can be found in good numbers the eastern sound (find the birds). More recently good numbers of bluefish can be found in the lower estuaries, rivers and beaches feeding on menhaden/anchovies. The “Top-water” bite continues to be very good, look for the “blow-ups."

Bluefish fishing spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, the Race, Thames River, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor and upper reaches, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middleground, Penfield Reef, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

FLUKE [Summer Flounder] fishing is a tough go…however those patient anglers who put their time in fishing deep water (90-120 ft) are scoring on large doormat fluke up to 13 pounds. Live lining snapper blues and whole squid in deep water is the preferred method by fluke sharpies.

The usual summer flounder spots include the south shore of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach, Wilderness Point), Napatree Point and along the beach, off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Mystic River over to Groton Long Point, Twotree Island Channel, Black Point/Niantic Bay including the Bloody Grounds, Sound View Beach, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, off the mouth of the Housatonic River during the flood tide, and around the Norwalk Islands to Darien.

Read the full report at this link: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

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20 September 2018

• Striped Bass Population Improving


“The Atlantic striped bass population had dropped to alarming levels over recent decades — sparking a temporary moratorium and changes in fishing laws…

“…but their numbers are climbing again, according to state officials, marine regulators and a group of scientists who want fishermen to aid the recovery effort by carrying cameras along with their poles and bait.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FreePressOnLine.com

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19 September 2018

• This Year’s Connecticut River Shad Run


“American Shad in the Connecticut River experienced a moderate run this season, with 275,232 fish passed over the Holyoke Dam in Massachusetts. This is much lower than the 543,896 passed last year but is above the long-term average…

“The shad count at the Rainbow Dam Fishway, on the tributary Farmington River, was 388, as compared to 615 last year.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CT DEEP September Marine Fisheries Quarterly Report

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18 September 2018

• Humpback Whale Breaches In the Race


“NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan shared the video on social media…

“’Wow! A group of southeastern Connecticut high school teachers fish after school every Tuesday. Check out the incredible humpback whale they saw….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Patch.com

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17 September 2018

• How Will Florence Affect Local Fishing?


“Fearsome Hurricane Florence may have missed Long Island by several hundred miles, but her high seas have stretched across the Atlantic Coast from Florida to New England…

“Big storms can have a huge influence on Long Island’s fishing prospects, especially during September when many local species like fluke, sea bass, porgies and weakfish begin transitioning from the bays and coastlines out to deeper ocean waters….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday.com

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16 September 2018

• Long Island Sharks


“People fishing along the beach reported reeling in a number of thresher, dusky, sand tiger and other species of sharks last week…

“Long Beach…Lifeguards…maintain… that four or five sharks were reported, but some residents said that many more were caught and released.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LIHerald.com

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15 September 2018

• New Miramichi Fishery: Salmon? Nope…Stripers


“Canada’s Eel Ground First Nation has struck the first striped bass commercial fishery deal in the Miramichi River since 1996…

“...the First Nation has been fighting for a commercial fishery deal for years, finally signing an agreement in June to fish 25,000 striped bass this fall….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CBC.ca

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14 September 2018

• CT DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 13 SEP 2018



STRIPED BASS fishing will be good to excellent as we approach the full ”harvest” moon. Tis the season for catching some big bass as they feed heavily prior to their migration. Trolling jigs and live lining bunker (Atlantic menhaden) and or an eel on the reefs/shoal areas at dawn and dusk will produce some nice bass, 55 inches – 51 pounds, (Long Sand Shoal).

Striper spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, lower Mystic and Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, the “humps” south of Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Branford, New Haven Harbor (Breakwalls) and the upper reaches, Charles Island area, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Milford Point, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

PORGY [Scup] fishing is the best it has been in decades. Chumming has been very productive. Good shore fishing areas include; Morningside (Milford), Coast Guard Jetty at Southport Beach, Rick Jetty at Calf Pasture beach, South Benson Fishing Pier, Sherwood Island, Pleasure Beach Fishing Pier, St Mary’s by the Sea, Gulf Beach Pier, Bonds Dock (Stratford) and Long Beach (excellent shore spots).

Other shore spots include The Sound School Fishing Pier/Dock, Rocky Neck State Park, Harkness Memorial State Park, Meigs Point, Hammonassett, Sherwood Island State Park and Fort Trumbull State Park. Fish during the high tide at these shore locations.

BLUEFISH fishing is finally very good. They can be found throughout the sound (find the birds). Large numbers of bluefish can be found in the lower estuaries, rivers and beaches feeding on menhaden/anchovies. The “Top-water” bite continues to be very good, look for the “blow-ups”. Bluefish fishing spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, the Race, Thames River, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor and upper reaches, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middleground, Penfield Reef, and Cable and Anchor Reef

SNAPPER fishing has improved in the tidal creeks and rivers with fish measuring 6 to 10 inches in length.

FLUKE [Summer Flounder] is a tough go…however those patient anglers who put their time in fishing deep water (90-120 ft) are scoring on large doormat fluke up to 14 pounds. Live lining snapper blues and whole squid in deep water is the preferred method by fluke sharpies. The usual summer flounder spots include the south shore of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach, Wilderness Point), Napatree Point and along the beach, off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Mystic River over to Groton Long Point, Twotree Island Channel, Black Point/Niantic Bay including the Bloody Grounds, Sound View Beach, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, off the mouth of the Housatonic River during the flood tide, and around the Norwalk Islands to Darien.

Read the full report at this link: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

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13 September 2018

• Commercial Fishing Replaced By Tourism


“There are few, if any, industries anywhere in America that compare to commercial fishing. It might compare to farming, sort of, but you can’t drown while farming, or break down miles offshore, or get caught in a ‘perfect’ storm or get your foot wrapped in a chain and be dragged overboard…

“Commercial fishing is among the most heavily regulated industries in the country, layered with state and federal rules that, to a newcomer trying to understand them, sound too complex ever to be fully understood. And the rules change frequently. What’s legal one month is banned the next….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NorthForker.com

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12 September 2018

• Ospreys Doing Well Locally


“Long Island’s population of fish-eating ospreys, once nearly driven to extinction by the DDT insecticide, still must surmount countless human and natural perils….

“…from abandoned fishing lines and plastic litter to deadly attacks by great horned owls and bald eagles.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday

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11 September 2018

• The Fishing Season We’ve Just Entered


“Labor Day has passed and, just like Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer, this most recent holiday weekend symbolized the unofficial end of summer and back to school for many…

“However, for fishers, school means a gathering of fish that occurs during the time of the revolving staircase—a time when various species of game fish pursued by recreational anglers are caught and released for sport or brought home for the table.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ZIP06.com

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10 September 2018

• Big Stripers On the Fly Rod


“Despite local and regional exceptions, it’s safe to say that striped bass are the Northeast coast angler’s most popular target. You can catch them in bays, inlets, the surf, or even up coastal rivers…

“I’ve chased them from Maine to Georgia, tossing flies at them for the past several decades. Both my successes and failures have taught me many things about these magnificent fish.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SaltWaterSportsman

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09 September 2018

• Flats Skiffs for Striped Bass


“The flat skiff hugs the Long Island shoreline, its humming engine breaking the quiet of the early morning before going silent as the boat reaches…

“It’s so visual. You’re watching everything happen, even the things you don’t catch. You see the fish, present the fly and see what happens….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NorthForker.com

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08 September 2018

• Bluefish Are Back At the Cape and Islands


“Just one month ago, a lot of local fishermen were scratching their heads and wondering where the bluefish were. We had gone deep into the season without seeing these voracious fish in any numbers.

“Well, guess what. If you're heading out this weekend, you may be lucky if you don't run into bluefish. Now they seem to be everywhere. …”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CapeAndIslands.org

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07 September 2018

• CT DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 06 SEP 2018


STRIPED BASS fishing remains very good during low light conditions (overcast days). Live lining bunker (Atlantic menhaden) or an eel on the reefs at dawn and dusk still producing some nice bass (50 inches – 54 pounds, (Plum Gut).

Striper spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, lower Mystic and Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, the “humps’ south of Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Branford, New Haven Harbor (Breakwalls) and the upper reaches.

Also, Charles Island area, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Milford Point, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef. Please use circle hooks when fishing with bait (prevent gut hooking) and practice catch & release.

PORGY [Scup] fishing is excellent throughout Long Island Sound. They continue to be everywhere. In the west the Norwalk area (Cockenoe Island) is fishing very well. Otherwise, some good locations in the west are: the lower Housatonic River to Charles Island, Morningside (Milford), Coast Guard Jetty at Southport Beach, Rick Jetty at Calf Pasture beach, South Benson Fishing Pier, Sherwood Island, Pleasure Beach Fishing Pier, St Mary’s by the Sea and along Long Beach (excellent shore spots).

Other shore spots include The Sound School Fishing Pier/Dock, Rocky Neck State Park, Harkness Memorial State Park, Meigs Point, Hammonassett, Sherwood Island State Park and Fort Trumbull State Park. Fish during the high tide at these shore locations. Locate your favorite Enhanced Shore Fishing Opportunities for these hard fighting and excellent eating “Reef Slammers.”

BLUEFISH fishing is finally very good. Large numbers of bluefish have found their way into the lower estuaries and rivers feeding on juvenile menhaden. The “Top-water” bite has been phenomenal.

Eastern Sound has seen much better fishing for “alligator –size” blues. Bluefish fishing spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, the Race, Thames River, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor and upper reaches, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middleground, Penfield Reef, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

Snapper fishing has improved in the tidal creeks and rivers with fish measuring 6 to 10 inches in
length.

FLUKE [Summer Flounder] fishing is getting better as water temperature slowly decrease and fish begin to migrate. Fishermen are reporting some very large doormat fluke being caught (11 lbs 8 ozs, eastern sound). Apparently, the bite is in deeper water (40 to 110 feet). Live lining snapper blues in deep water (80 to 120’) is the preferred method by fluke sharpies.

The usual summer flounder spots include the south shore of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach, Wilderness Point), Napatree Point and along the beach, off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Mystic River over to Groton Long Point, Twotree Island Channel, Black Point/Niantic Bay including the Bloody Grounds, Sound View Beach, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, off the mouth of the Housatonic River during the flood tide, and around the Norwalk Islands. Minimum size is 19 inches and the daily creel limit is 4 fish per person

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06 September 2018

• Are Bluefish Changing Their Migration Patterns?


“A fisherman dragging a burlap sack full of 10-pound bluefish off a party boat following a night of fishing used to be a familiar sight at the Shore…

“What is causing them to change their behavior is puzzling fishermen and federal fishery managers who appear to have hit a wall trying to figure out the best way to utilize the fish. …”

Please visit this link to read the full article: AsburyParkPress

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05 September 2018

• Connecticut’s Blackfish Season Reopens 10 OCT


“It seems like with the flipping of the calendar to the 9th month that fishermen come back out of their summer hiding places, looking for the next hot bite…

“While many anglers set their sights on the fall classics of striped bass and bluefish, it’s not too early to start thinking about tautog.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheFisherman.com

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04 September 2018

• Rust Tide Algae and Long Island Sound


“Fueled by nitrogen-rich warm waters, rust tide algae are suffocating fish and shellfish as they command evermore territory in the Great South Bay, the Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay…

“’Geographically, this is probably the most widespread I've ever seen it….’”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday

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01 September 2018

• Road Trip: Block Island Hot For Stripers


“The captain tried to position the boat directly over the fish…. But the fish had other ideas. The drag sang as the relatively light braid disappeared into dark waters…

“’I didn’t want to lose this fish because I just knew I had my personal-best striper on the other end,’ he continued. ‘I tried to stay focused as I fought the fish but worried about the jagged rocks and sharp ledges below….’”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SportFishingMag.com

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