View Full Version : MBF Report 3/1/08 - 1 Keeper and WIND!!

03-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Pulled up to the Martinez bait shop at 6:45 am 7 trucks and boats in line? *:'( *Turned out to be a party boat full of folks getting their fishing licenses and sturgeon cards. We finally launched at 7:30 (yes 45 minutes later) and headed to the fleet. As soon as we dropped the anchor the wind kicked up. The boat was swinging left to right almost made it impossible to fish. The bite was steady for most of the day. We mainly used grass and ghost (no bullheads available)..at around 10:30 the wind settled down a bit and the sun popped out. It was almost perfect...and then Tap, Tap, Tap...I jumped up set the hook. Hmm..I told my buddy, "I don't know man I think I got a small striper or something". All of sudden the line began to peel and the pole bent over. After 10 minutes it was to the boat..pulled it in and measured it (about 20 times NO JOKE) 46" on the dot! *:o ;D ;D

YEAH..finally a keeper! First one of the year...one tag gone. For the remainder of the day we had at least 3 nice pulldowns..missed them all.
At around 2:00 pm the wind started to seriously kick up. Headed back to the ramp and HOLY S :o!XT the waves and wind were off the hook. As soon as we passed under the Benicia bridge the bow went straight up in the air and straight down. Took it slow and easy but dam that was scary. Water temp was 54-55..

Here are some pics..

The keeper!!

My buddy "I got a bite"..

The keeper again!!

Got a new camera..took a panoramic pic..

03-01-2008, 09:05 PM
Nice report .. keeper is a keeper !

Windy this afternoon in Napa. I hope it dies down by tomorrow...
Plan on going to the rock wall or the towers ..

03-02-2008, 05:31 AM
Congrats on your keeper. *
As for the wind...I hate fishing when its windy. *I usually check the weather report to see how fast the wind will be blowing for the week. If it reads 12mph and up, I stay home. *When it's 10mph or less, then I schedule to fish the day(s) when it's not windy. *That's one advantage of being retired, fishing any day during the week that is *;).

03-02-2008, 07:54 AM
So much for fishing today. It's blowing a good 25 -30 on spb

03-02-2008, 08:56 AM
Congrats on the keeper! The smaller fish are better eating in my opinion ;)

03-02-2008, 07:39 PM
Nice Keeper!!!