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12-03-2010, 10:10 PM
Hit the duct in the early evening with MarineMike to see if the moving schools could be found and ambushed because of the low water situation in most of the AV.

Had the striper senses telling me from earlier in the day to hit a particular spot. Well we finally hit it and what a hit it was. First cast with the tickler and I get bit but a quick hit and doesn't stick. I see Mike about 30 yards up from me hooked up on a soft jerk bait. Now we know there are fish here. The mad casting begins and I sling my tickler out and bam, hit, hook up and fight. Land fish number one for me. Mike is changing over to the tickler as he is no longer getting bit and I make my next cast. Bam, slam, thank you ma'am hook up again on the tickler. I land fish number two for me. Mike can't tie fast enough, lol. I cast again and doink, boink, oink, I miss. Now Mike is casting the tickler. A few casts into it he hooks up and nails his first tickler fish. Lands it and almost needs surgery to remove the tickler it went in so deep. Have to make like ten casts to finally get bit and hook up again and land my 3rd fish. We keep casting and nothing. Maybe we caught all the fish that were schooled up? My arm is starting to hurt from throwing the somewhat heavy tickler and working it and hooking and landing 3 fish so I switch over to the soft jerk bait and after a few casts get hit on the fall with some line slack. I see the line just bounce and shake and feel the hit but miss. Can't win them all. We keep working the area but it died so we took off and came home to end the night early.

It was good to finally get some fish at night. Everything has been daytime for me. This is still not a vampire mission and I still get my sleep. Mike killed 2 birds with one stone as he ended a duct skunk streak and got his first tickler fish. I will end with my favorite duct song. Metallica's "Searching, Seek and Destroy" !!!

My 3 fish

Mike's 2 fish

12-03-2010, 11:32 PM
nice wtg guys

12-04-2010, 02:47 AM
Nice...good job as always! What's this Tickler?

12-04-2010, 05:36 AM
It's the nickname of one of the lures I use.

12-04-2010, 08:39 AM
Nice...good job as always! What's this Tickler?

thought thats what T/B calls cutbait, my bad

12-04-2010, 11:39 AM
NICELY done Madwire!!!!

Congrats Yalo, marine Mike

I see you got an anal leaker too Mike!!!

I took my boys out today and got 19 micro's

12-04-2010, 11:52 AM
That's not an anal leaker. He gutted his already. If you look close you can see the belly slice.

12-04-2010, 12:08 PM
lol yolo even with low water your still tickling them

12-04-2010, 12:12 PM
yeah nice work on the shallows...

hey c/b you getting the micros through the bako stretch? last time i went a few nights ago i had numerous bites on bait and lures but no hookups... thought it may have been the lil guys

12-04-2010, 12:21 PM
yeah nice work on the shallows...

hey c/b you getting the micros through the bako stretch? last time i went a few nights ago i had numerous bites on bait and lures but no hookups... thought it may have been the lil guys

a couple weeks ago I was out at the duct I was getting hit on alomost every cast but no hook ups so I said im gonna let the feel it this next time so as soon as it hits the water I get hit I set it really hard and the micro jumped out ou the water with my lure and spit it lol. they are still small so the mouths dont open big enough to take the treble hook so they are only get hooked with the single hook on a treble thats why they are not hooking most of the time. but even the micros when they hit they hit hard at first you think you got something big.

12-04-2010, 12:23 PM
Its duct water, yes


12-04-2010, 12:38 PM
Aw. What a cute little striper! Looks like the offspring of some late spawners. What was it like 5" to 6"? What were they hitting for you guys? When I was into them thick just looking for them they hit tiny chunk of chicken liver with no weight. Some hit mini jigs but most wanted the tiny liver chunks. They hit that on every cast.

12-04-2010, 12:51 PM
Der mini jig

12-04-2010, 08:16 PM
What up no steel !!!!!!

12-04-2010, 08:30 PM
hah yeah that is a cute lil stripey...

12-05-2010, 11:46 AM
wow, good job guys!