Post by SUE REEL on Dec 24, 2015 6:43:47 GMT -5
Hopefully my thread title lured some good intel!
Now that I have you reading this, sorry no strippers!
Well it is that time of year for our annual Bay trip to catch trophy stripers, or at least try. This is the 7th year for the trip. SeaJay and a mutal friend Mark Nichols R.I.P. turned me on to it and I look forward to this trip every year. My dad who is 65 has been on every one with me and it is an awesome time together. This year we will be spreading the other half of aformentioned friend's ashes in the Bay. The other half were spread in SML back in June. When we first started this trip years ago we did well. I remember one trip, in a Bayliner ski boat, I rigged it up for striper because that was the only way I could out there. We caught 8 fish all over 40lbs. and I caught my largest at 51lbs. I remember, while at the fish cleaning station, a marine biologist was there collecting fish stomachs and writing down data. I spoke with him a while and he told me to enjoy because these were going to be hard to come by in the future. He was right, that was our best trip. Last year between 3 boats and 4 days of fishing we got one striper. The year before that, same boats 0 fish. I am not a rookie and neither is SeaJay but we are baffled at what is going on. We pull out at 6am Sat. morning and are going to try to get in a half day. We drift live eels and Jay pulls planer boards. We are a two boat team this year as one boat backed out due to last two years and a skunk. Maybe they were the bad mojo and we will get back our good mojo.
Getting reports to put boat in at Harborton and fish?
Anyone on this site been to the Bay lately and have any suggestions to help save us time and gas would be greatly appreciated.
Have a Merry Christmas All!