Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Be Here Now

TIDE  |  Moon : : -0.4 low @ 1:34am and a 4.5 high at 7:29am

"Living for that exact instance in the continuum of time. Its about being where you are in that instance, not where your gonna be in the future or past but where you are now as each instance unfolds" —Timothy Leary 1967

Welcome to the Jersey Shore. Woke up early and checked the beach in front of my house. West wind cleaned up the ocean, sheet glass conditions. Bunker were just off the beach out of casting range popping everywhere. They looked nervous and the bass were spraying and blowing up on them. Grabbed the kayak and paddled out into the pod of bunker and snagged one. Let it sink down a few feet and five seconds later my rod got slammed.

The bass dragged me out a 1/4 mile. Took me 30 minutes to get her in. Reached in and got the treble snag out and the striper swam off good. Released the next two the same way. Paddled back in and took one last cast and snagged another bunker, I was reeling it back to the kayak and a huge bass was following it and blasted out of the water and swallowed the 14" bunker whole. Surfaced and broke water that way twice. I was so tired I had to come in. Kristian stayed out and got 11 striped bass, all over 30lbs, released all of them except one 45 pounder.

4 Striped Bass all over 30lbs | Kept one that measured in at 46" and 41 pounds
Released 3 kept one that was Gut Hooked and wouldn't swim off, coughing up blood

Here I am holding a 14inch bunker that the Striped Bass are swallowing whole. When the bunker are in thick these striped bass are so tuned into them that is all they will hit.

Do  long cast and snag bunker with a weighted no. 10 treble hook snag.

Kristian caught 11 Stripers all over 30 pounds and kept just this one beast. Weighed over 45 pounds.

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