View Full Version : Del Valle 5/17

05-17-2008, 03:50 PM
Hadn't been to DV in so long decided to go this morning ;). * Started putting lines in the water at Swallow bay, didn't even have all *the lines out and my wifes rod doubles over. *Look 100 ft behind the boat and the fish jumps atleast 3ft out of the water and throws the hook. *thought it was going to be a great day of fishing trolled through swallow acouple of times not even a hit. trolled down to Heron bay not a hit. *changed every thing over to grubs and slowed way down 1.2 mph trolled about 100 yrds and caught the first *fish *5# even. *

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trolled back through the same spot and my wifes rod on the downrigger comes un clipped and doubles over I thought she had the bottom but the line is not peeling off the reel like it's the bottom. *the fish make a couple of hard runs I'm ready with the net fish comes to the boat and it's a dam striper. *
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had one other fish in that same area forgot to take a picture. *then started trolling back to swallow bay picked up this small but nice looking fish kept it for lunch.

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Fishmaster on the hunt
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Very nice morning on the water 5 fish total and great company
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See you on the water

05-17-2008, 08:28 PM
Good seeing ya out there Woody. We stayed out until 1130 today. Boated 7 and lost a pretty good sized one at the south end. Had to use half ounce bullet weights 6 feet in front of the rapalas and the downrigger to get to them. Water temp went up almost ten degrees from last week. It was a beatiful day out there. Could have used a little more of a breeze. I will be out with the family tomorrow morning. Going to try some tailspins on the downrigger, see if I can catch something with them. Congrats on the 5lber. Nice looking fish.

05-18-2008, 01:02 AM
Good job 1 for the local lake

05-18-2008, 08:03 AM
Fishrite welcome to the boards.. Do you fish Del valle if so it is always good to get new people reporting how they do on there trips.

See you on the water

05-20-2008, 10:53 AM

Any size to the "dam" striper?

05-20-2008, 06:50 PM
:)Woody thanks for the report and great pitures.

05-20-2008, 07:19 PM
sgtschlang The two stripers we caught were about 17 inches and 14 inches. I have seen some good sized stripers schooled up in the right corner of the dam along the rock wall.