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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2020, 04:07:19 PM »

now, THAT's a REAL fisherman who keeps his beers (albeit, Light) in the same cooler as the fish
been yelled at for icing a few freshly dug clams, because they might spit a little sand onto CLOSED beer cans
(threw the shells at the whiny bastard, after I smashed 'em together & scraped the meat out w/ my teeth)

BTW, if you take your English darts half as seriously as your reels -- I may have some trade bait
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2020, 05:04:02 PM »


 Nice rack, work bench, personalized rods, stripers(not strippers, unless you're single), nice dock. Did I miss something ?? You sure didn't lol
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2020, 05:23:08 PM »

Sal's eye is calibrated- he's dead on give or take an inch...the limit in winter is 20" minimum FL, but at that size they are all head and belly, so by the time you take out the red meat, there's not much left. I turn those away for another day.


Re the Natastrophe's: you caint be drankin a dozen craft beers on the boat. First, it will hurt yo head. 2), redneck fish won't bite 3) you'll get laughed at. If you need more horsepower, we get a Natty Daddy. It'll getter done! Can I get an Amen from my brother in Northern KY! Smiley

Todd, back in the 90's when I started messing with them, you could catch 10-12 lb'ers every day and some up to 20 in this lake. Back in the 70's, it was 20-30's. Pressure, forage (the mis-introduction of blue cats) and habitat degradation have demo'd the herring population. Bluebacks are illegal to even possess now), and a gill maggot (sea lice) outbreak in the 2000's had also hurt the population. There's plenty there, but where I was seeing lots of 16-20" two years ago now I'm getting 26". So, hopefully they are on the way back. The blue cats have taken over- they eat tons of mussels too, but also anything else in front of them. The WR came out of here a few years ago (Buggs Island if you wish to google) at 143lbs, I think. 100lb cats come out every so often, and a 30 doesn't even raise eyebrows....these eat a lot of forage. To answer your question, the NC freshwater record is over 50lbs but the WR is somewhere in the 60's; I think from Tenn. I'm foggy on that one. This is the same river system, the Roanoke, that Benni fishes. I'm appx. 140 miles or so downstream from Salem, and the river goes all the way down to Roanoke Sound behind the OBX. I'm fortunate in that our lake is actually long enough (39 miles of lake plus a lot more back up the rivers) for the stripers to spawn naturally.
Thor, for a short period of time the freshwater striper record was from Tennessee, Melton Hill Lake, about half an hour drive from me.  This fish was a tad over 60 lbs, caught on a live 20" skipjack herring, sometime in the mid 1980s.  A few months later the freshwater striper record was broken in California.  It's been broken again a few times, and the freshwater record might now be from Alabama, somewhere around 69 lbs or so.  LOL, the first few stripers I caught were by accident.  We were fishing for channel cats with shad guts in a creek not even 40' wide. TWRA has warning signs practically everywhere advising not to eat stripers, claims they're full of PCP and mercury.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2020, 06:31:41 PM »

I really like this tread,,,,,, Cheesy good work shop,,,nice fish,,,,,great food,,,,, Wink and yes there are monster in the lakes around here,,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2020, 06:33:04 PM »

Festus, your Tenn fish caught on the skipjack was exactly the one I recall reading about.

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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2020, 08:52:52 PM »

Amen Brother! Wink
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2020, 11:17:20 PM »

You have really nice stuff John.  Those record stripers are about 20 years old. 
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2020, 12:40:19 PM »

You have really nice stuff John.  Those record stripers are about 20 years old. 
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I don't know why,,,,but they tested a 15lb striper at the cove and it was 18 years old,,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2020, 03:33:00 PM »

I tested a 12 year old scotch and I was 52 years old lol
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2020, 07:52:39 PM »

I don't know why,,,,but they tested a 15lb striper at the cove and it was 18 years old,,,,,,, Grin
The life expectance (in the absence of predation) seems to be roughly 20 years.  How large they grow in those twenty years depends on climate and forage.
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2020, 12:13:04 PM »

now, THAT's a REAL fisherman who keeps his beers (albeit, Light) in the same cooler as the fish
been yelled at for icing a few freshly dug clams, because they might spit a little sand onto CLOSED beer cans
(threw the shells at the whiny bastard, after I smashed 'em together & scraped the meat out w/ my teeth)

BTW, if you take your English darts half as seriously as your reels -- I may have some trade bait



I enjoy my darts but have beaten the neighbors so soundly they wont play me anymore unless I'm seeing double  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2020, 04:56:48 PM »

want a good drunken hustle for all 01/double-out games?
you could be blindfolded and bound, drop-kicking darts in the general direction of the board  …and still not lose:
tell your opponent that you're so much better, that in order for them to even have a chance of winning,
all their shots count double (let 'em bet, if they want  Wink Wink Wink )  with all scores doubled,
they can never score an odd number & can never even get to an out-shot -- mathematically impossible!
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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2020, 07:38:34 PM »

John, that red and silver is off the charts. Is that that OG thread you showed me the last time I was up?
We gotta catch up soon. Doesn't look like I'll be back in Raleigh anytime soon but I'll let you know if I get up that way - I'm sure I will once or twice over the summer. If you're ever in the 910 let me know and I'll see if we can't get the boat running.
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