Thursday December 10, 2009
PHOTOS: Jetty Fishing Produces Big Time

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This shore-bound angler striper report came in this afternoon from Striper Dave.  He told me he had an appointment today in the area of Port Republic so he decided to try a jetty close by in Calvert Beach.  The results speak for themselves - nice fish, buddy!

We are in the midst of a waning cresent heading towards a new moon, and the moon set time was approaching.  The tide was almost high and was working against the wind, so the incoming was lasting a little longer pushing against the wind.  Timing was almost perfect with all of those factors in place.  I was using a little heavier set up than usual, 9' medium action (for casting distance) and a 5" white Bass Assassin on a 1/4 oz. light green lead head.  The wind was blowing at about 10-15 knots - not to bad.  I was using a medium speed retreive with a 3 cranks and pause method, allowing the lure to fall every 3 cranks or so.  I nailed approximately 10 fat healthy fish in about 45 minutes.  What a blast and an adrenaline rush.  These fish where very energetic and fought hard even on the medium action rod.  I am so glad I decided to make that stop and cast for a few.

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