Sunday, June 7, 2009

Not a bad start

I've never gotten such a late start on striper season but when I finally got out with my friend Joe we managed to kick things off right. The photo above was the first fish to cooperate. Not a bad start when the first striper takes you into the backing. We caught three fish in an hour and a half. The largest was 28" and the other two went 25". The fly in the fish's mouth is a variation of my coyote crab pattern.

Photo by El Pescador

6 comments:

schnitzerPHOTO said...

Way to get after it. Keep it up, too, knowing that your friends in the Rockies are restricted to stock ponds and irrigation ditches until further notice.

El Pescador said...

Will do Russ. I plan to float the Kennebec later this month so keep an eye out for pix and a story. That Maine river is unique in that an angler has the possibility of catching brookies, browns, rainbows, splake, landlock salmon, smallmouth bass and a host of subspecies like pout, dace and suckers.

schnitzerPHOTO said...

Also a conservation success story that continues to be told... A river restored following the removal of the Edwards Dam, thanks to years of effort from the Kennebec River Anglers Coalition. Looking forward to your report!

El Pescador said...

Right on Russ. The decision to remove the Edwards Dam was the right thing to do and several organizations and many individuals deserve thanks. Let the good work continue and may the fish swim free.

Mikey said...

Nice one Steve. Great looking fish.

El Pescador said...

Come and visit this Fall Mikey and we'll try to chase down a few big stipers. We can try for a few other saltwater species and turn our attention to the freshwater scene for a bit too.....not to mention the waves.