caught a nice striper there using my med weight fresh water outfit. was casting a yo-zuri crystal minnow and got a monster strike. basically caught me, not the other way around. took 40 minutes to get a handle and coax him to the rocks. thankfully it was slack tide. i was physically and emotionally exhausted. weighed out at 26lb and 42in. i was entered in the striper cup sponsored by 'on the water' mag and had it registered at red top bait. thought at least i'd have a chance at the weekly shore prize. nope. somebody entered a 28lber. oh well. just was bummed i had to take it. i'm a die hard catch & release. definitely a trip to remember.
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