Monday, August 20, 2012

Break Free

Sometimes you have to break free from convention in order to learn that typical patterns can be a trap. These are pix of three stripers I caught in a back channel that I typically don't fish because it's almost stagnant until the tide pushes in. These stripers created a wake when they were in pursuit of the micro crab pattern I was throwing because the water was that skinny. Oddly, a hooked fish didn't seem to cause the other bruisers to become skittish or disinterested.

Photos by Steve Stracqualursi

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I like the title of the post “Break Free”. Great catch Steve! There are lot of striped bass in the Penobscot River and Kennebec River. You know I always go for fishing in Pawley Island and I’m very careful in choosing baits for this kind of fish because striped bass can be very choosy about the baits they get. No wonder why the fishermen called them opportunistic or "lazy" feeder.