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    Re: Napa River 5/15

    My wife is the same way. She will not use live
    bait for the reason you stated. Not even shrimp.
    She felt bad about the two fish she caught.
    The 13" was bleeding bad. I think I am going
    to make my own leaders with circle hooks
    and 30lb test line in the hope of getting less
    deep hooked fish. Oh...my wife doesn't bait
    her hooks either. She loves the peace and
    relaxation that fishing offers.

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    Re: Napa River 5/15

    Atleaset your wife likes fishing. My girl friend don't, she says she dont like to hurt fish! :-?

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    Napa River 5/15

    Tide looked good so the wife and I decided to head
    out to a friends house who has a nice dock on the
    Napa River. We got lines in the water at 1630hrs.
    to a very sluggish incoming tide. We were armed
    with chovy's but I took advantage of a fish trap
    my buddy had in the water. Their is a lot of grass
    shrimp in the river now but we did not catch anything
    with grass. I even used a 2" mudsucker that was in the
    trap. About after 30 minutes of fishing my wife's
    spinning reel drag starts screaming and the rod came
    close to be pulled off the dock. We do stay very close
    to our rods when laying them flat on the dock. Plus,
    we set our drags extremely light. Anyway, the wife
    pulls in a 17" that was deep hooked. Let it go after
    repeated revival trys but to no avail. Food for something
    other than us. She then casts out again and gets another
    hard pull down less than 2 minutes after tossing out!
    She brings in another fish at apx. 13". She had lots of
    bites but I did not even get one bite!! Out fished by
    the wife :(. Oh well, nice to see some action. The bite
    turned off near the top of the tide so we headed home
    around 1930hrs. Was windy but it felt nice.

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