Catch date:6/25/2015 8:33:00 AM

Story date:6/25/2015 1:35:00 PM

Location:Fort Howard MD

Species:Catfish

I went out for my first Maryland striper trip this morning. Since I fish shallow water, I don't expect too much in the summertime since most of the big fish are out hunting deep.

I missed a couple of large fish that burned my drag well before I could think about setting a hook, I started to wonder if some big stripers were working the shallows today.

The tide slacked and I start to slowly jig around structure hoping to pick up some larger white perch when I hooked up with this beast. At least now don't have to worry about this fish I missed.

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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