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Here are a few pix of some stripers I caught in CT on my summer vacation. It was my first time fly fishing for stripers and, let me tell you, it was a blast. Having that much fun is usually illegal... I can't wait to go again. Anyone have a boat and know where to fish the Delta? Hint, hint. 19 fish to hand, all released except the fatty. Brought him home, added butter, parsley, beer and shared him with the entire family. Good times!

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Sorry... no boat. If you want a great Delta guide, look up Capt. Kevin Doran. I usually use him for some topwater LMB action.

Actually the striper action on the Lower American is still going. If you don't know anyone with a boat, check with the local fly shops for guides.

AB

Edit:  I forgot.  Nice catches!

-- Edited by AbelBoy on Sunday 30th of August 2009 09:41:33 PM

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You lucky dog you ! I gotta hear the details about this one. I have a boat but its old and beat up and I have nothing to tow it with anymore.

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I think it's time that we seriously think about restoring that old boat dr. b. Let's get that fired up and go chase some toads. Otter sez he'll tow it!

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Cliff your an animal! Thanks for sharing the photo's as well as your new tying set up!

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we will talk. i thought you knew we owned marina on the napa river.your in for a treat.

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sweet. being on the a-list is gonna rock. thanks otter! you can not invite mx19 to the pit anytime you want.

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Can I get on the boat? I will bring the anchovies and shad! For chumming of course. I can show you a few secret spots on the Pit!

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Awesome fish Cliff!!!!

Cliff's pics inspired me and I went out wading along HWY37 today trying to get at them from the shore....... had a blast and saw quite a few slashing at a what i presume were small bait fish. Unfortunately they were at about 120 ft about 40-50 ft than I can cast. no Had one slash at my fly just after my fly hit the water. Almost glad I didn't hook it up as my heart was pounding so hard from that miss that I don't think my heart would of handled it.I am going to practice to my casting though and they will be in trouble next time. wink However, if there is a spot on a boat up for grabs I'll bring enough wine to float the thing!!!Heck Dr. B I have 20 different kinds of Gin, at home, I'll even bring some of then along!! (For chumming of coursebiggrin)

Cheers Alastair.

PS mx19 is there anywhere down there by the marina to have a crack at them form the shoreline??


-- Edited by AfricanAngler on Tuesday 1st of September 2009 07:43:07 PM

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A lot of guys float tube the river.Just check the tide conditions and float with it.As far as wading your pretty much out a luck.you can wade fish for stipers on the beach though..I have some friends coming up this month for some striper fishing.If you kids are nice mabe I can find a spot for you.Dont worry it will be a last minute phone call ...Otter if you say your sorry and really mean it this time I might put back on the A list...



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I've been thinking, and planning to do a little float tubing this fall for stripers. October should be prime ti me as always. The martinez shoreline has good tubing water, The current in the straight tends to follow the benicia side for the most part, And sometimes you can't even get into the shallows were the stripers are feeding in a boat. I used to raise the motor up and actually paddle into 3 foot deep flats to fish. Its not a go anytime game, Its a watch the wind and tides game and find a window that works. I've been smack dab in the middle of a all outl once in a lifetime striper boil and its pretty amazing stuff. Ideal would be evening, Low to no wind, Moderate incoming tide. Work the tule lines as the stripers work together and heard baitfish up against the tule line and just smash em. FloatTubing for em is a theory at this point but I think it may work. Heres an old pic from a few years back, pretty much the last striper trip I did, Since I know you all love pics.

-- Edited by DrBombay on Wednesday 2nd of September 2009 06:14:07 PM

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My that is one funny looking Striper on the the left there??? On a fly??? Didn't even know you could get on flies!!! Anyway thanks for the advice guys ... and as always will trade wine for a spot on a boat...or the beach!!biggrin

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Alastair

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AfricanAngler wrote:

My that is one funny looking Striper on the the left there???




I don't know if your were joking there, but the one on the left is a halibut.



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I wish i could say those were caught on a fly. They were caught on rattle traps and light spinning gear.

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Alistair,

Happy to hear you went out and explored HWY 37 on your own. Always a good way to find new waters and alternative fish species. Sounds like you saw signs of good striper activity too. You'll find that chasing stripers is great fun, and occassionally, epic! Hook up with someone who can get you out on the water with a boat or flotation device. You'll be amazed at your success at sticking stripers this time of year with a fly. And, its just started! Also, take a walk down some of the HWY 37 channels and flooded ponds. You'll find plenty of fish to cast to.

Drop by the ranch and we'll map out some options. Bring your NorCal Delorme Map.

Cheers...

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