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Alameda Striper - Plan 'B'

Posted by Salty Nick (Posts: 3185)
on Apr-27-08 1:21pm

Plan 'A' was to catch some live bait with the castnet, and then head to BP - tried in several spots throughout Alameda & Oakland without any luck. So after about 1 1/2 hours of throwing the net for nada, I switched to Plan 'B' - which was to plug, or what I like to call, 'practice'. Threw a 1oz. Spro bucktail jig (chartreuse/white), with a chartreuse curly tail.

I tried one spot for a half hour with no results (which didn't surprise me). Tried another spot I never tried, but could see from the first spot. There were a few pluggers and a few bait fishermen, so I figured someone must have caught fish there at one time - I tried throwing for about 10 minutes on one side of them. I walked further on and saw a nice corner, where it looked like it might be deeper.

After throwing for about 20 minutes, something hits my lure hard and starts running - at first I thought I had hooked a ray. It used the outgoing current and ran out my drag for a pretty good run, and I couldn't stop it - I practically had the butt of my rod to it. I put a lot of constant pressure on it, and it eventually slowed. I was then able to pump it in against the current - was a nice 22.5" striper. Threw for another 40 minutes for no other hits, quit around 10am. Weather was great!


Current thread:
Alameda Striper - Plan 'B'   Salty Nick - Apr-27-08 1:21pm
Nice one!   gyozadude - Apr-27-08 2:21pm
Re: Nice one!   Red Fish - Apr-27-08 11:15pm
Questions   mixbreed - Apr-27-08 3:30pm
Re: Questions   mvn831 - Apr-27-08 3:58pm
Very nice-looking lures!   Salty Nick - Apr-27-08 3:59pm
Re: Questions   Lagodon - Apr-27-08 3:59pm
Nice!   scooterfish - Apr-27-08 4:00pm
Re: Questions   alanfish23 - Apr-27-08 8:12pm
I'm sure a lingcod would munch em   Clayman - Apr-29-08 4:38pm
sweet fish!   gordo grande - Apr-27-08 5:23pm
i know where that is!!!!!! nice fish jeff!~   rumble_fish - Apr-27-08 7:59pm
NICE FISH!   SurfFisher - Apr-27-08 9:09pm
Hit me up next time J....   calrat - Apr-27-08 10:13pm
Re: Hit me up next time J....   Salty Nick - Apr-28-08 9:52am
J...   calrat - Apr-28-08 1:29pm
Great composition, as usual!   dompfa ben - Apr-28-08 12:19am
Beautiful striped bass   frozendog - Apr-28-08 11:45am
Not bad for a Plan B!   Sin_Coast - Apr-28-08 4:39pm

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