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Thread: 39lb striper while drop shotting

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    Default 39lb striper while drop shotting

    I was fishing the river we live on today, TN river at the 411 bridge. We have alot of kentucky spots in the lake, river, whatever you wanna call it, and I do well on the drop shot. I was getting fish at the 40-50 ft level off the bridge pilings. Made a drop, got nothing, started burning the rig back to the boat and just got drilled halfway back. Fish did a run like a yellowtail. Nearly bottomed out my stadic. After several long runs and a good 10 min later, it came up. It died while it was in the net. Never thrashed around or anything. I think it was due to the fight and the 80 degree surface temp. I was really bummed it died. I never like keeping big fish and this one was a brutal fight. Anyhow, I never would have thought I would get a fish like this on the drop shot.
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    Fish tacos tonight!

    Were you using 6#? I can only imagine the fight that beast gave on the light line.

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    8lb straight flouro ; we ate some last night ; feel free to stop on by and collect the rest that's in my freezer ... lol

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    Nice catch Dave! If your ever back in Cali, hit me up and we'll go catch some real yellowtail!

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    Dude I hear you guys are getting some big yellows this year. I do miss throwing iron and getting railed

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    Lots of small 5-8 pounds stuff but there's a few to 35 around.

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    Awesome, DAve. Is that your p.r.????

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    ya by far dude. I don't think I will ever get one bigger than that. Major fluke. I am gonna get a replica done some day

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    Fluke nothing....you, ian, and t.o. are the best fisherman I know. You earned it

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    That's a beast right there...
    Nice fish!!


    Cm

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