2:45 from just east of Raleigh NC n worth every min of travel time to Westlake marina we love the motel the lake n all the people I wanna giv a shout out to Dwight n Hawk always helpful n friendly The Drag Racing Fishermen !!!
We drive 2 hours from Greensboro NC. but keep our boat at Crazy Horse
we finally caught our first stripers last weekend. we didn't check the size limits- so stupidly we threw back an 18" er but the second was a nice 25"
Gotta work on those fish grips Glad you finally got a few - the 1st one is always the hardest... Seriously though.... a towel is not a great way to hold one you plan to release as it removes the slime coating from the fish, making it prone to disease/infection later.... Grab em with Bogas, fish grips, or the ol' thumb and index index finger - though I realize those little guys can be VERY spastic when they come into the boat green....