While out there on the water its my target. My passion. I want to catch a big bass. And that is where the fun starts. From the preparation to getting out there and then lost in the pursuit of fooling a bass to take an artificial offering.
As of the end of 2016, that is my largest Striper caught at 43 inches above. Caught in the light and in rips
Caught when I saw “funny water” a good 100 yards out in the ocean. Made what was likely one of my longest casts on a Breakaway Omega Rod with a 4 oz metal. It hit the water, started sinking and a few cranks in and I was hooked up.
The Bass above was my largest weighing Bass as of the end of 2015 (2016 a larger one was caught). It was ~40 inches long and caught in a Rip. Great fight, I was alone and caught 2 others on the Big Fisher Mega Darter before this one
The Green SS Popper is a huge favorite. In White water its a great plug
While not a “big” Striper it was one of 12 caught that were between 24 inches and 32 inches between 3:00 and 5:00 AM. There were Stripers in a trough 4 feet from the beach. Was fun catching them on a Habs Needle.
My largest Striper of 2014. My first year fishing LI. This catch was very satisfying as 2 weeks earlier I had hired Bill Wetzel as a guide in Montauk. One of the things we worked on was fishing the Super Strike Darter. Caught this at Demo. The one trip with Bill was a huge help in fishing Montauk and tweaking my fishing techniques.
I really enjoy fishing the 14″ Hogys.
Howdys have become one of my favorite top water plugs
Striper passed up the plug for a 3 1/2″ rubber teaser