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    Re: Steamboat Slough 2014.04.11 29lb STRIPER!

    Damn, that's a true hog.

    Congrats, and good luck in the service.
    Here they come!

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    Re: Steamboat Slough 2014.04.11 29lb STRIPER!

    Too bad she couldn't go lay her eggs, to each there own. Probably throw the meat away it's no good. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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    Re: Steamboat Slough 2014.04.11 29lb STRIPER!

    Take me with you!!!!!! Hahahaha! Just kidding..........but for real though take me lol

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    Re: Steamboat Slough 2014.04.11 29lb STRIPER!

    Way to go! Awesome report! TL!


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    Re: Steamboat Slough 2014.04.11 29lb STRIPER!

    Holy s!!!!!!!!


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    Steamboat Slough 2014.04.11 29lb STRIPER!

    Its been years now since Iíve posted something on this forum. Havenít had any good fishing report until this spring.

    Took my kayak out to Steamboat Slough on the Sacramento River this morning. Got on the water around 6AM and caught my limit within 1 hour of fishing. Half of the time I was fighting these monster stripers. Both fish were caught on topwater (the only way I like to catch them).

    Time: 6am-7am
    Tide: Outgoing
    Area: Steamboat Slough, Sacramento River
    Water clarity: PERFECT
    Lure: Super Spook, 8Ē Lunker Punker
    Rod:Okuma C3-40x Casting Rod 7'11" Extra Hvy
    Line: 65lb Braid





    Caught the smaller fish first on the super spook. Couldnít get a good spot anchored at the time so this fish dragged me downstream for about 10 minutes. And thatís 1 fish for the day, 1 more to go. Paddled back to my original place and casted a variety of topwater to see what they were willing to hit. Already caught two stripers with the lunker punker at this spot before and so I switched to that.

    Caught the monster fish on the 8Ē Lunker Punker. Casting up the current with a standard retrieve and an occasional pause (my wrist starts to ache). That pause in your retrieve drives the fish crazyyyy. Extra bonus if you get a hawk/falcon flying over it. That means thereís most likely a fish under that lure. Well at least from what I experienced.

    The striper hit when the lure came directly vertical to me. First it slapped the lure along with a huge boil and thats when you want to pause the lure. Then retrieve it as it was injured and then pause again. The next part is tricky because they will either go away or come back and engulf it. Once you feel the line tighten set the hook but make sure you don't yank the lure out. Bam fish on! Set your drag and have the best fight ever. This time I was actually anchored and heard the reel peeling like crazy.



    Big fish came to about 41 inches in length and weighed from 28-29lbs.
    Smaller fish ~ 28inches , 9.84lbs



    My setup for those that are interested.



    more pics for the diehard

    Sorry for you conservationists I feel bad keeping the big mama but I just had to bring it home after 2 years of trying to target these fish I finally got into them. I definitely will make it worth it considering Iím leaving for the US Navy in a couple of weeks. Probably be awhile before Iíll be able to fish again. Without a doubt the fish of a lifetime.

    I guess that concludes my report. Iím pretty content with this year fishing now that I wonít be returning anytime soon. Good luck to you guys reading & FISH ON!!!

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