Went for stripes but only found bars 6/1

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  1. catchofthemonth

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    After seeing the striped kind show up at my local beach I had to run down and see if I could get lucky enough to hook one myself. I Arrived at 9:45 AM an hour before high tide and was happy to see the wind was down at least for the moment. There was a steady 2-3 foot swell but plenty of time to get a few casts between sets. I Started chuckin the lucky craft covering water while moving north looking for any kind of structure. Once I was able to find some rocks is when I got my first bite, a 12 inch BSP. I couldn't pull any other bites off that rock so I started Moving north again about a mile until a found a promising area. I make a cast and almost as soon as my lure hit the water I was on with one of the most ferocious perch I have met to date :lol: . I proceeded to catch 3 more out of the same spot before they wised up. By now the wind had picked up to the point that my hat wouldnt stay on my head so I decided to call it quits. No stripes for me but I guess some Slab bars will do till then :twisted: . All these big girls were super pregnant so they had to be handled with care. With the middle treble removed from the lucky craft I haven't had a single perch foul hooked or die on me since and it doesn't seem like my hook up rate has been affected.

    First of the day and smallest at 12.5"
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    #4 her lip was ripped during the fight
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    Tight lines!
     
  2. creekster

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    Excellent report....tell us more about the stripes at your local beach...
     
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    Those are some nice slabs! You'll get your striper next time!!
     
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    biggins for sure nice job
     
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    I'm curious as well. Stripers around here?
     

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