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Bubble headed beach blonde

Bubble headed beach blonde

(Hey, those are just the words to a song by Don Henley--remember?) Anyway, these big ol' things are what we would be using for baits. The theory is big bait, big fish--and that theory would indeed prove to be correct.


Heading Out

Heading Out

It couldn't have been a nicer day. We could feel the cares of the world begin to be left behind as the calm of the bay water began to work its way into our souls...


Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

He followed us for a while, no doubt thinking we might have a tasty treat. Because as we all know, for most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating.


Getting Down to Business

Getting Down to Business

Paul fast on to a big fish. Look at that smile! Paul says that catching big fish is a lot like work, but I'm not sure he smiles like that at the office.


Big Boy

Big Boy

The fish, of course, not me! I knew this was a big one from the moment I picked up the rod. It was the first striper I've caught that I would say really put up a great fight. Of course, the fact that it was 44 inches long probably had something to do with it.


I look goofy...

I look goofy...

but the fish looks great! Immediately after this picture she, like all our fish, was let go to swim again another day--and hopefully to make more big fish babies next year.


Dan Gets His Game On

Dan Gets His Game On

About 4 inches shorter than my fish, but probably 10 pounds heavier. Look at the belly on that fish! She hadn't spawned yet. Paul is into another one as well...


Big Fish of the Day

Big Fish of the Day

This was the biggest fish of the day. Forty seven inches long and probably closing in on forty pounds. Paul said this fish let him know he (Paul) had arm muscles he never knew he had before.


Another Big Fish

Another Big Fish

Tired of looking at fish pics yet? Aw c'mon--I'm just getting started!


Twofer

Twofer

Two fish on, two big smiles. Nice!


Still fighting...

Still fighting...

Look at the bend in those rods. Those are some serious fish... and serious fishermen!


Daily Double

Daily Double

Two of the 17 stripers we would catch on this trip


Heading Home

Heading Home

The rods back in the holders, a chill returning to the air, we are well contented as we head for home.


Water

Water

Enjoying our last bit of time on the water. What a relaxing day... Why do I always wait so long to go back out?