1. Captain John with a slob. 36 inches and 20 lbs loaded with Bunker. Chris hooked into a nice one two only to have the Tsunami snap swivel unhook and was straightened ...more out. He threw the whole pack overboard.

    Striped Bass with a Swim bait

    1. hahaha
    2. That's Captain John of the Sea Hawk. I wish I could lose that much weight. LOL He only weighs like 155 lbs and we have to tie him to the boat when it's real ...more windy.
    3. Nice catch Art! πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. What did i miss?? i could imagine that would suck.. lol.
    5. Jimbo try texting with your finger all wrapped up
    6. It's my forefinger Robert. If it was my thumb I probably couldn't reel em in. LOL. But it's healing slowly but surely. The VA hospital was supposed to ...more take the stitches out this past Tuesday but the Plastic Surgeon said give it one more week.
    7. Nice fish!!!
    8. Same thing**** damn phone. lmao
    9. Awesome catch!! i would have done the something too..
    10. How's the thumb doing bud?
    11. Helluva fish Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  2. My neighbor Dale slammed this fatty from his Kayak. He fished until 1 am Saturday night.

    Striped Bass with a Plugs

    1. Tank! I bet that put up a great fight! πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    2. i would've been napping the whole time haha
    3. Chris just imagine if I hadn't suggested my draggin a lure as we drove at 3 mph? We couldn't see shit so I figured why cover miles of water looking for splashes ...more why not put some lures out and see?
    4. Damn bet that took him for a yak ride!!! Nice one!!!!
    5. Pure beast!
    6. freaking pig, wish we could've found them, but that damn fog...
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  3. This was my last big one of the day I had another three shorts this one was 27 1/2 just short. John decided to wrap it up around 1:30. As we were heading towards ...more the dock Chris gets a call that the bite was hot again just south of us. πŸ˜”

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

    1. NO PAIN NO GAIN. I was back to work the next day chasing the mighty $
    2. Glad to see that the cut finger is not slowing you down any...lol

      Nice work
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      That is a serious cast on that finger. You are one tough dude.
    4. you def made the most of the day with that lure though
    5. that damn fog....
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  4. Again my rod went off. I felt bad for Captain John so I told him to get this one since he was driving the boat. I told him to release this keeper because the bite ...more was good and I figured we would catch a few more keepers.

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

  5. This was my second keeper. We tried several different color patterns but my choice was the hottest. I’m pretty sure Chris had another short in between.

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

    1. yeah it was bad...
    2. This was when we thought it lifted. WRONG it was here to stay. And there was guys flying around at full throttle. We were a little nervous about being crashed into. ...more The pour kayaks were almost slammed into a few times from the GOOGANS!
    3. just to be clear, none of these pictures are edited in the background...that is the fog we had to deal with...
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  6. Chris hooked into two shorts by the time I finally hooked my first keeper. We tried blind casting for a while but only hooked shorts so I asked John if I could drag ...more a lure behind the boat since it was so foggy we couldn’t see fifty feet beyond the boat. It paid off.

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

    1. Thanks Josh and Robert. Don't worry about my number one finger. 6 Oxy to make it through the day but I got er done!
    2. that finger though!
    3. Very nice Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Nice Hawgs Arty. All of'emπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  7. Captain John finally had his boat splashed last Tuesday. We all work regular jobs so Sunday was the first day we could get out for stripers. Captain was the first ...more to hook up.

    Striped Bass with a Bomber

  8. Trying to rush to finish a job. Yes I was using a push stick. I reached down after making the cut to power down. The small piece of wood kicked back and like an ...more idiot I tried to stop it and hit the blade spinning at 5000 rpm. My research discovered my finger hitting the blade was like a car hitting a block wall at 1000 mph. So my fishing will be hurt for a while as well as my work. I need a handyman or carpenter in my area to help finish scheduled jobs.

    Myself with a A Table Saw

    1. Sorry to hear that Neal. Get well
    2. Neal M 0
      I cut my finger bad today also
    3. Oh I'm going fishing this Sunday. I went back to work the very next day. I'll just have to reel with my right hand and hold the rod with my left. I banged ...more it at least 5 times everyday at work. Bills never stop so I have no choice.
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Damn! Get well!
    5. Jack White 0
      Did that with a new razor blade in a utility knife doing the soffit on my house. Jumped off the square and filleted my finger down the bone to the second knuckle. ...more Worse part about it was the needle the doctor put under the nail on the part that was left. Good luck. You will be back fishing soon
    6. Thanks everyone.
    7. Ouch!!! It's surprising how much a finger can heal from though. I had a metal cutting fiber disk come apart on a grinder one time and take the tip off my ring ...more finger. Nail fell off and was ugly for a few months but pretty much looks normal now. Can't feel the tip still though. I hope it heals up good for you!!!
    8. Holy Crap Arty! Not good brother! I hope they can save the whole thing and you have a speedy recovery! I'm sure Chris will take over for you! 😁
    9. Over twenty stitches and they had remove the fingernail. Going tomorrow to see the plastic surgeon and hopefully they can save the tip
    10. Scott Sorrell 0
      Looks like that needed stitches
    11. Neal M 0
    12. Scott Schulte 0
      F. Not good. Heal up fast buddy
    13. carl schulze 0
      heal soon
    14. Graham Kemp 0
      dang, hope it'll heal soon!!
    15. Get better soon!
    16. Kenneth Olivo 0
      I hope you get better man!
    17. NJ Squatch 0
      Oh sh*t dude. Hoping for a quick recovery. Maybe capt no a$& can help?
    18. bango 0
      Hope you heal quickly Arthur.
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  9. I don’t know what happened. This is the 14 incher I was trying to post. Pulled it out from under the noses πŸ‘ƒ of the Game Thief’s.

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. Thanks Kenneth. Stay tuned because I’ll be looking for bigger ones soon
    2. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Man that's a Slab right there!
    3. Definitely, just need some decent weather
    4. David Smith 0
      Im around buddy, lets get into some fish soon. Need some more S.A.A.'s..
    5. Bryan Harper 0
    6. Hey Dave where have you been?
    7. Slab!
    8. David Smith 0
    9. Thanks all
    10. Nice Slab Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    11. Noah Shapiro 0
    12. nice one Arty. I didnt see anything like that while i was in New Jersey today lol.
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  10. Apparently people driving by saw me hauling in Crappie on every cast so the next day I showed up there were Russian and Polish guys all over the place. I don’t mind ...more fishing with them except for the fact they keep under sized fish and everything they catch. I hope greed catches up with them. I still managed to catch this 14 inch Crappie right under their noses πŸ‘ƒ

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. James I have my own business but rarely have time to fish as much as I want to
    2. there's only one rule in life for us and that's make time to do what we want...we want to fish so we make it so!
    3. James Rath 0
      What career do or did you have that allows you to have this much time?
    4. can we citizens arrest them? oh wait no, it's a sanctuary state now...
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      They are a scourge on LH. They leave their trash on the ground. Think we need to do a citizens patrol.
    6. Thanks Dug
    7. Dug Nevius 0
      I hate those kinda guys. Bucket fishermen. Everything goes into the bucket. Great crappie, though.
    8. I haven't ever seen a game warden bother them. They had NY license plates. Next time I will take a picture of the plates
    9. The place I usually am fishing during the crappie spawn is inside a state park and I'm usually still trolling the banks in the area when the game warden walks ...more up and starts measuring their fish.
    10. NJ Squatch 0
      I wonder what would happen if we were to confront those jackholes
    11. nice slab bud, we going to kill it even harder today :))
    12. we've called fish and game a few times and they've never showed up yet...pretty discouraging.
    13. 855-648-8477 F&G
    14. David Smith 0
      Throw them in the lake!!!
    15. We have a hotline in Kansas to report people I call it all the time in the spring when I see people loading up on undersized fish.
    16. Getting bigger
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