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Hopsmacker
10-08-2005, 10:05 PM
Fished solo in the river today & landed my personal best striper at 12.5 lbs. *I also landed one at 5 lbs. along with about 8 or 9 shakers.
All fish were caught on live bullheads during both tides, but the incoming seemed a little better.
I was fishing just North of the power lines in 2 to 4 feet of water. *The weather was real nice until the wind started blowing around 1:00pm.
The stripers are definitely there, but the fishermen arenít. *I guess everybody is chasing salmon in the Sac.

http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/582/medium/DSCN0003.JPG

MB_Kevin
10-08-2005, 11:52 PM
nice fish. good job ;)

Lumpy
10-09-2005, 05:58 AM
Congrats on a nice fish and on breaking your personal record.
God Bless

FishinFool408
10-10-2005, 11:48 AM
Nice fish Hopsmacker. And it's a good thing to have the stripers present without all the fishermen out there puttin' pressure on the water. Wouldn't have it any other way!;D

Seceret_hole
10-10-2006, 11:06 PM
Nice fish Hopsmacker. *And it's a good thing to have the stripers present without all the fishermen out there puttin' pressure on the water. Wouldn't have it any other way!;D
I was thinking the exact same thing..... I love when most guys are focusing on salmon this time of year and the stripers are on the move.
Good luck to all!

brownblazin
10-10-2006, 11:39 PM
Hopsmacker,
Nice fish. Sounds like you had a blast. Your personel best, sweet.

fishlipd
10-11-2006, 05:09 AM
Nice fish. i got my personal best three weeks ago a liitle farther up river. it ran about two inchs shorter. where are the power lines? are they out in the mouth by your photo? were you using live bullheads? keep the pics coming...

shel911
10-11-2006, 07:17 AM
Nice fish!!! Napa River never seems to have much fishing pressure. I have been fishing it for 10 years now and theres never alot of boats. Where did you get the live bullheads. Most bait shops in Napa don't carry live bait. Shel

kokoloco
10-11-2006, 07:24 AM
Millies Bait in Vallejo just about 1 mile from the public boat launch.

fr33d0m
10-11-2006, 07:34 AM
WooHoo! Awsome on the PB and thanks for the pic.

GCinGV
10-11-2006, 07:36 AM
Nice one.
Surprisingly not that many people fish the Napa in fact itís tough to even get a report most of the time. One of my favorite spots.
The power lines are about 2 or 3 miles above the 37 bridge.
GC

cadfish
10-11-2006, 07:43 AM
Nice fatty!

Big_Easy
10-11-2006, 10:36 AM
Nice fish. I was out there on 10/08 and caught 3 under sized stripers. Nice day on the water. It seems like there were more fished marked closer to town.

Klamdog
10-11-2006, 03:22 PM
Hopsmacker,
If I remember correct, that's your lucky spot! *I remember you posting some Pics last year on the Napa river with some stripers! *I've never fished the Napa river, I'm going to have to get some info. *Where to launch, bait shops, etc. *Thanks for the post and Pic.

Delta_Rose
10-11-2006, 03:52 PM
Very nice fish! [smiley=clap.gif]

fishlipd
10-11-2006, 07:06 PM
Klamdog-pm me if you want to know anything about the river.

fish_4_alivin
10-11-2006, 07:42 PM
My brother is out right now and I will be out tommorrow.

keciga1
10-11-2006, 09:00 PM
Very nice fish. Awsome picture thank you.