Mike L

18.0 in. Striped Bass (striper) caught by Mike L fishing in North Carolina on 04/28/12

Posted by Mike L over 7 years ago

18.0 in. Striped Bass (striper) caught by Mike L fishing in North Carolina on 04/28/12
18.0" Striped Bass (striper) caught by Mike L fishing on Saturday April 28, 2012 at 17:15 near Garysburg in Northampton County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a Bucktail

First ever striper. 18 inch female in the slot so she had to go back. I now know why they are called rock fish as it was a fighter.

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John Wright

your rite about the army of officials we never push it there either we give at least an inch since theres so many to catch next time try a bucktail we slay'em on those..but live minnows cant miss if you get them to the depth of the fish on that given day.

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago

Mike L

John, you're right. Crud, I had brought a cooler too. Having never fished for stripers before I had brought a wide variety of spoons and lots of cut-bait. Neither of which worked in the rapids!
I ended up following the lead of a local guy next to me as he was bringing in fish on what seemed like every third cast. He sold me a swim bait and I found a jig on the ground that caught this one.
He had said it should go back because it was a female and because we were right on the 17-18 inch line. Oh well, live and learn. With an army of wildlife officers nearby I wasn't going to push the line at all, just happy to have landed this one!

Posted by Mike L over 7 years ago

John Wright

the slot is 22" TO 27".18" is a keeper 17" and under has to go back.

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago

John Wright

i hear you rite in my backyard

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago

Henry V

Nice one!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 7 years ago

Dennis Huskins

Good looking fish. In this photo looks like a largemouth bass with stripes!

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 7 years ago

Ever Aguilar

here where i live 18 inches and up is a keeper.

Posted by Ever Aguilar Expert Member over 7 years ago

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