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Fish: Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)

Wonderful Wiper Winterland!

Post By: dizzel      Posted: 3/31/2019 7:45:57 PM     Points: 23798    
Well after some very short outings I've landed some firsts for the year, Took some days off for spring break and managed to spend some time out fishing for the first time this year (was really nice weather) caught my first spotted bass of the year.

This weekend however was going to be nasty.......

Friday evening after back to back the warmest days thus far, was supposed to be cold, so I left work an hour early and left for the pond, almost like clockwork as soon as I arrived the winds picked up, then started raining too cold....left after only 20 minutes!

Saturday, tried again but this time started snowing and still cold and windy..... left after 20 minutes!

Sunday, arrived at the pond and was cold 31 air temp and light snow but no wind, adaptable.... after about 20 minutes I hooked into the first wiper of the season and suddenly I warmed up significantly ha-ha ...

Only spent about 2 hours there but managed to hook into a few more plus a Bonus Fish, caught this common carp, boy do these tanks really tug!!

Glad the weather and water are starting to warm up, should be a fun wiper season this year!!

Some fish porn, enjoy....
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 3/31/2019 7:54:44 PM     Points: 59330    
good for you Dave! Looking forward to us trying for the wipers again this year.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 3/31/2019 8:21:37 PM     Points: 262    
Nice Wiper!🎣👍
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 3/31/2019 8:22:52 PM     Points: 262    
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 3/31/2019 9:40:35 PM     Points: 14439    
Nice going, looks like the lake is starting to warm up.
 Reply by: dizzel      Posted: 4/1/2019 10:14:35 PM     Points: 23798    
Jim, we definitely will, I need the striper checked off my list lol

bharp thanks man!

SGM the water is around 44 -50 depending on where you are at, thankfully the fishing is warming up!! ill have to meet you sometime!

Was out today for 1 hour after work and got into a few more, check out the half circle "line" pattern behind the gill plate, pretty cool!
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: 4/2/2019 5:52:57 AM     Points: 2483    
Those are some very healthy looking fish! Might have got into a few as well. This one was a hair shy of 13#. So far this season I've lost almost as many fish than I have landed. Can't help but think what the heck was on the other end.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 4/2/2019 8:34:39 AM     Points: 14439    
Motoxx, nice hawg! Lots of fun wrapped up in that fish.

Dizzel, be great to get together. Send me an e-mail so we can work out a date. We can fish shore or from my boat as she is ready to hit the water.