Catch date:9/10/2014 8:37:00 AM

Story date:9/10/2014 4:24:00 PM

Location:Fort Howard MD

Species:Bass, Striped

Terrible day of fishing, except for the fishing!

The forecast was for 5-10 mph from the north but as I got out of the truck at the ramp I knew the forecast was wrong. After I cleared the channel, I hit the gas and the motor bogged down. I had a vacuum leak and didn't have the parts necessary to fix it. Then there was the softball sized wind knot on my topwater rig and hooking the duck...

In the end the fishing was great and made up for the mishaps. I hit my usual haunts around structure with my swimming mullets and cheapo lipless crank baits and picked up some dinks here and there. I moved around and thought it would be a good day to hit a particular rock jetty corner that I always knew should be holding fish but could never score. When I got there, the rip looked really promising and it delivered.

In the end I landed around 10 stripers ranging from 6" to 19" in about 1/2 hour on that corner. I easily caught my limit but didn't really need any fish for the table so they all swam away. The Stripers are starting to school up around shallow structure so the best season for shallow water Striper fishing around Hart-Miller Island has begun.

Jimmy

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About Jimmy
1974 Starcraft Supersport
Brand:
Starcraft
Description:
My fishing boat Litttle Blue is a 1974 Starcraft Supersport. She is well past her prime but here's a photo of one in great shape.
Tarpon 10
Brand:
Wilderness Systems
Description:
My current fishing kayak is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100. I'm thinking about upgrading to a NuCanoe Frontier or Jackson Coosa.
Swimming Mullet
Brand:
Gulp
Color:
White
Description:
Gulp Swimming Mullets are my goto bait for most situations.
Rattletrap
Description:
Heavier Rattletraps are still one of my favorite lures for stripers.
Jitterbug
Color:
Green with Black Spots
Description:
I've been throwing Jitterbugs for Bass since the 1970's and don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Tierra 1500
Brand:
Daiwa
Description:
The Team Daiwa Tierra 1500 reel is one of my favorites, I've got 4 or 5 of them at this point. Too bad they've been discontinued.
Description:
My primary target is Striped Bass in the 20 - 24 inch range. Here's a big one I caught one trophy season on the Chesapeake
Description:
The Daiwa Procyon 1500 with a 6:1 gear ratio is my go to reel for pulling crank baits in fast moving water.
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