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marzocchi
04-17-2010, 12:39 AM
I been fishing blindly the past few months on my boat. My fish finder broke a few months ago so and I did not want ante over money to purchase a new one. Luckily, I had metered the whole lake last summer and jotted down some points of interests and that kept me on the fish for awhile. I finally got a new fish finder. It was a heck of deal so I went ahead and bought it. Nothing too special. All I need it for is tell me what level of water the stripers are at and to locate some underwater structure. I was not planning on doing any real fishing, just play with the fish finder and get a couple casts in. That did not happen and I ended up fishing the whole day. Here is how the day went:

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After I finished up some work in the morning, I decided to go see how well the new fish finder works. The day was definitely too nice to be working.

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I played with the fish finder for a bit and pretty much had it down, so I dropped a piece of bait into the water. After missing two good bites, I hooked into a large unit. While I was fighting the fish, my other rod goes off and I have a solo double going.

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Here is the results. One large unit and one schoolie.

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I dropped down my second pole first and hooked into another large unit.

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Second large unit. The picture dont do her just.

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I caught a bunch of these things while getting to know my fish finder.

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Here is my new fish finder. The stripers were schooling up thick. I sat on my underwater hump almost perfectly and it paid off.

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Action shot. More schoolies.

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Finally a decent size fish amongst the schoolies.

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After a steady pick of fish, the bite at my underwater hump fizzed out. So, I went over to the buoy line to try my luck. The new fish finder found a nice batch near a ledge. I dropped down and was instantly rewarded. Hook up!

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The buoy line was full of these guys.

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The ledge I sat at provided a steady pick. Here is a action shot.

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More action.

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And more bendos.

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They kept on running through my fish finder.

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Done for the day. It is always a good day if you can limit out.

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To give you an idea the size of the large units, here is my pops modeling them.

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Parting shot.

Hope you enjoyed fishing with me. I had a ton of fun. See you next week.

Newfishsmell
04-17-2010, 12:56 AM
Solo double , getting to know your fish finder , locate some underwater structurer and striper limits .
Now thats the way to multitask !!! Wtg

Fishbones
04-17-2010, 02:11 AM
Another great trip,thanks for the pics and report marzocchi.....should hold me down till i can make it out again and slay slay slay...

Fire Ball
04-17-2010, 09:59 AM
Wow, you definitely SLAYED. Nice job on the slay!! :LOL:

Marine_Michael
04-17-2010, 10:26 AM
Great catches, you realy know that lake.

blackberg
04-17-2010, 10:28 AM
awesome again
-bb

Eat Sleep Fish
04-17-2010, 11:27 AM
Now here's Marzocchi just being Marzocchi. I think you have OFFICIALLY coin the term Mr. Striper. haha
Great job out there once again.

KILL KILL KILL SLAY SLAY SLAY BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD!!!!!

BIG0FISH
04-17-2010, 11:48 AM
I hope i get that many fish tomorrow.

Drifter
04-17-2010, 01:44 PM
Nice report, I have the same fish finder on my boat and it works great.

Swank909
04-17-2010, 02:31 PM
You've got that place dialed in, Grats on the catch! (I love how you squeeze your dad into every report, makes me lol.)

Lowe Boat
04-17-2010, 08:21 PM
Nice work as usual.
I still have a lot to learn.

Fishnfun
04-17-2010, 09:34 PM
I'm disappointed in your report. No picture of your Gallion large Italian cold cut sandwich :)

marzocchi
04-18-2010, 05:14 AM
Thank for all the comments guys. I had me a a big breakfast before I went to the lake. Next time I am sure to get a sandwich and take plenty of pictures. My pops friends checkout this site, so I like to include him for his buds. I am about to head out for my usual 3/4 cattle boat fishing. See you all out there.

fishinone
04-18-2010, 08:26 PM
Congrats on the new Garmin and the fish.

I've got a black and white Garmin 240 It's over 10 tears old and it works well.

CAPT'N
04-18-2010, 08:53 PM
MarZrochhi,
congrats on the new fish finder, and a limit of line sides!

By the way, I used to have a dirt bike with Marzocchi forks. They also made them for Formula bikes as well. We used to call the ZOKES..........

capt'n

Robo Bass
04-18-2010, 09:49 PM
Nice job, owned those stripers like usual!

LuvThymetal
04-18-2010, 11:27 PM
Beast strippers man, really nice job!

msos
04-19-2010, 11:39 AM
You are the pro. You slay them every time.