Stripers are among anglers’ favorite fish species in the eastern regions of the United States. Eastern anglers simply love stripers, and there’s even an annual celebration in New England called “StriperFest” (Striper Festival), named after this venerated fish…
Well, after my first Connecticut River W500 kayak Striper trip, you know I had to get back out there. I Hit the river at 9:00am.
First drift, at 9:39am, the first Schoolie was in the boat.
The Bite wasn’t as good as my first trip, but with 2 stripers a 32″ and one at 32 1/2″ I’m one Happy Friggen Yaker
The best part of my day was having a striper hit the top water lure, sending in the air, then coming back and hitting it again with a tail slap, when I realized, it was 3 Stripers fighting over it.
When Finally it Happened, I Had a Double on, and it was 2 Good size Keepers, they were rolling and fighting when one popped off.
But the one I got in the boat was the 32 1/2″ fatty.
I ended up with 10 Stripers, ranging from 24″ to the 32 1/2″.
I headed for the ramp at 12:30, I was pooped out, didn’t think I could reel in another fish
Plus, I was soooooooooo tired from standing and fishing all morning.
That W500 fishing kayak is a work out machine, just as much as she is a FISHING MACHINE!!!!!!!
Notice, my GoPro Hero2 mounted and ready to record – Enjoy!
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Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe All.
Standing up in the W500 kayak, showing this big striper