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Work has been killing me, so late Thursday after finishing a major project, made the Last minute decision to Striper Chunking Friday. Tried to put a crew together, but no luck. Posted on Tidal Fish and around 7pm got a voice mail from a relative newbie Rob, but could not get in touch after voice mails and text messaging, so not sure if Rob is going. Problem ibeing-you can't really Striper Chunk alone on my boat because I don't have a windlass, but decided to go anyway.

Up at 4 am, coffee with Sandy "Queen of Trout", my lovely bride, and started driving to the boat at 6 am on Friday anyway. Stopped at Pope's Bait & Tackle to pick up some lead. They have a great little tackle shop. While enjoying the fall foliage in the sun rise, I got a phone call from Rob and he is in-Cool Beans!!

Knowing Rob has never caught a striper-ever! :eek2::eek2::eek2: I assure him we will break the curse. We pick up the bait and ice and we are off to the MMBT on very calm seas, overcast, and no wind. Confident we are going to slay them, we set anchor is a favorite spot. Rob seems to be getting a few hits, but not hooking up. By about 10 am the skunk is still on the boat and he is making himself at home. We weren't even marking fish or bait. We move a few times, but still Zip, Zilch, NADA, Zero. So by about 12 we move back to the original favorite spot and we immediately mark fish and bait. About 15 minutes later Rob puts his first striper in the boat, a 27 3/4". Shortly after that we put two more nice 26" fish in the boat. Tide begins to change, so we switch sides and almost immediately put a 23" fish in the box and that is our limit. Head back to the marina around 2:30 pm, he helps clean up the boat and pay his share of expenses.

Slow day Striper Chunking on the Weekend Mistress, but we finally threw the big bad skunk off the boat around lunch time and finished up strong. It was a good time fishing with Rob and in the end everything worked out. Rob is welcome on my boat any time. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Tight Lines,
Kevin Smith
Weekend Mistress
CCA VA, CVSFA, SF, TF
 

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Your First Striper

Rob,

I was really sweating it from 8-12pm, but when the tide slowed down the skunk was finally off the boat, even though it was a very short bite. Probably worked out well, considering your other committment.

Glad you enjoyed the trip. Those sure were 4 great looking fish we caught. You are welcome on my boat any time.

How much money did you win on that bet??? :D:D:D

Tight Lines,
Kevin Smith
Weekend Mistress
CCA VA, CVSFA, SF, TF

PS Let us know how you do tonight.
 
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