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 Post subject: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:08 pm • # 1 
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It wasn't on an ultralight, it was on my 7-wt, but it was fun!! I caught it below Denison Dam this morning using a white/chartruese clouser. it took me well into my backing and probably had 150' of line before I could turn it.

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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:42 pm • # 2 
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Wow! THat's a beauty!


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:03 pm • # 3 
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Dang!!!!! Sometimes a 7wt is ultralight.Nice fish.Did you dig your heels in or go on a nantucket sleigh ride? :applause :applause


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:53 pm • # 4 
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I went for a sleigh ride! That thing took off like a rocket! It took me 7-10 minutes to get it to hand.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:58 pm • # 5 
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Great fish Cliff! Thanks for the picture.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:43 pm • # 6 
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Cliff what are you doing to me!!!?.
I am going to a ranch in the Temple area this weekend, please no cold fronts maybe I can catch a fish or two!!


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:35 pm • # 7 
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Eric, they aren't generating at the dam as much this time of the year so there's plenty of time to fish from your kayak.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:44 pm • # 8 
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Way to go Cliff! One of these days I'm going to show up there to catch a few of those stripers.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:43 am • # 9 
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hipshot wrote:
Way to go Cliff! One of these days I'm going to show up there to catch a few of those stripers.


Come on up, Jim, bring your kayak and have some fun.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:57 am • # 10 
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The really interesting thing about this is that I wasn't expecting to catch a striper, I was trying to foul-hook a carp which were think as flies in that particular area. I saw a LOT of carp over rocks in less than 2' of water and since I wasn't catching any stripers I decided to try for some carp which were feeding on algae on the rocks. When the fish hit the clouser and took off like a freight train I thought I had a big carp on. I was really surprised when I finally wore it out and it came to the top and I saw it was a striper.

Then, when I got closer to the area I hooked the striper I saw that there were lots of big stripers swimming there as well. I caught one other "small" 5# striper and foul-hooked a 3-4# carp in the tail. They blew the horn warning that they were going to start generating just as the stripers began to boil chasing shad on top. But I had to get out of the water before they started generating. Those nasty, evil fish blew up all over the place for the next 25 minutes because they knew I was leaving and couldn't catch them. >: Next time I think I'll stay out there and get washed down the river and catch those sneaky stripers. ;) I'll probably end up 150 miles downstream in Shreveport but I can always call UBER for a ride back home.


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:47 pm • # 11 
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Nice fish!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 16.5# striper
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:58 pm • # 12 
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Here are two more striper I caught at Denison Dam this morning on a pencil popper, 4-12 and 3-14. I also caught (foul-hooked) what I think is a 8.2# carp, or is it a smallmouth buffalo?

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