I wasn't there but thanks to @mike_gault we see they're schooling again!!
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#tbt my personal best striped bass a couple weeks ago. Totally unexpected fish. @kristofur18 and I were playing with the seemingly endless parade of schoolies in tight to the rocky shore, just killing time before dark. When this fish hit, I couldn't have been paying less attention to what I was doing, expecting my @247lures #mully to get knocked around by a few micro bass. The first blow-up was a miss, and it brought me back to reality, the second one connected, and I was on! I was in a very compromising position, between two rock jetties no more than 50 feet apart, and a jagged rocky shoreline with current and wave activity pushing my kayak directly into a corner. I put my 180° drive into reverse, pedaled backward while the fish was making it's initial run, and as she started to slow down and head for the rocks, I put more pressure on her than I have put on any other fish I've ever been connected to. Luckily I was able to steer her out into open (enough) water, good clean fight, got the fish grip on the lower jaw, and it was all over. Had I been in my old paddle kayak, this story would have definitely had a different (and sad) ending. @hobiefishing kayaks are the only way to go. Period. Happy to have caught my #pb in a kayak, on an artificial, a topwater plug made by good friend @elithefishingguy. Now to get a bigger one, plenty of room for improvement. #bass#stripedbass#stripers#kayakfishing#connecticut#newengland#saltwater#cobrabait#247lures#hobiekayak#outback#onthewatermagazine#threebellesoutfitters#stormr#hobiefishing#catchandrelease
I haven't had much time to fish, hike or be in the one place that bring be absolute peace and joy and that's okay. I've learned to take each season and be grateful. The worst thing we can do in life is be negative and unappreciative about where God puts us presently. If we just take the time and understand each season and what he is trying to show us, we will learn so much more and spend way less time worrying about it. I'm trying to grasp that I need to enjoy each little moment, enjoy now, be present in today, there is so much to be thankful for. // can't wait to be back catching them rather than just looking for em' though! #tbt
So if you’re in the market for a fishing pack...checkout @vedavoogear my custom built in the USA Beast Sling Pack arrived today. It’s amazing. Carries everything I used to put in my vest with none of the bulk. Can’t wait to get out on the water with it. #vedavootorchbearers#flyfishing
I met Bruce maybe 5 or 6 years ago. He was having some killer success with my crab pot fly. Since then we have fished a bunch by boat and on foot, tied and talked a lot of fishing, and he even helped Liz and I close on our house! We've seen some truly awesome stuff, mostly sight fishing to long strings of cow bass sliding the flats in 2' of crystal clear water, and giant schools of 30 inchers all flashing on their sides pounding crabs. This September was no exception, we repeatedly found epic feeds of monster bass on adult pogies. It was a real pleasure to help Bruce land his personal best at 44" and estimated 35# (bottomed out the 30# scale). #fishingwithfriends#nonetrequired#flyfishing#cows#maine#stripers#stripedbass#catchandrelease#saltwaterflyfishing#atlanticocean#newengland#vacationland