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striper42 Posts: 308
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:16 am
It's a fine thing to go home and the find things that you loved about growing up just as you remember them. Maybe better
We went back to the town I grew up in for a week in August. My mom still lives there in the nearly 300-year-old house that we all grew up in. Spent time with mom, 5 siblings and a small but growing pack of nieces and nephews. Beach, ice cream, crab collecting and sand castles all day long, beers with brothers, sisters, in-laws late into the night. It was great.
"Most irish town in America"
And of course, the fish
My youngest brother, the only one of the three really interested in fishing, and I snuck out a couple mornings before the kids woke up to buzz out the estuary. It's where I caught my first striper, and then a whole bunch more through middle school, high school and when I could, through college and until I moved West.
Happy to report the same fish that used to chase the same bait under the same birds on the same beach are still there. Last 2 hours of dropping tide, like clockwork
Love that dirty water
fatman Posts: 4990
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:17 pm
Location: where the deer and the antelope play
damn fine week
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Redchaser Posts: 5752
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:01 am
Location: Lafayette, La
Really nice, those striper are pretty feesh.
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SLSS Posts: 6884
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:24 pm
A pretty fine week.
My buddy's been out at the cape this week, making me miss the stripers. And now you doubled down.
It's lime the battles between sperm whales and giant squid half a mile below the surface of the ocean. Only it happens in the palm I your hand.-
when I fall, I am still cold and wet, but much more stylishly dressed. as my hat disappears in the riffle- flybug.pa
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cantfishforshit. Posts: 1996
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:42 pm
Good shit, Rick. Looks like a great place to grow up.
“I am a fisherman. The work is simple, as is my life. Still, I take pride in my work because on these waters, I may think, and reason not to."
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fly-chucker Posts: 646
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:48 pm
Location: Frozen North
I lime bean town and stripy fish
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Spicytuna Posts: 3143
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:37 pm
Location: Stuck in Lodi again
Right on buddy,
Hope all your travels were safe.
You need to come down here this fall and get some West Coast Stripers to add to your resume.
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Rare breed." - MTgrayling
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