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Tom

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Stripers boiling
« on: August 20, 2014, 10:46:23 AM »
It's one of those times of year when stripers are running through the California Delta. The water in the bay behind the house was boiling this morning. The stripers are following & feeding on shad from below; The shad in turn are trying to get away (like goldfish trying to get out of a fishbowl). Meanwhile, seagulls are diving for the shad and, together with the surface boiling, is a sure sign the stripers are actively feeding.

I didn't need to launch the bass boat; Just tossed lures from the dock. Every time I hooked a fish, the dogs would get excited and, when I brought it in, they'd go nuts. My concern is that, when I return the fish to the water, the dogs might jump in after it  :o
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 10:59:50 AM »
It can be exciting when that happens.  White bass do the same thing in our lake (Bull Shoals) and tossing a lure in the middle of the panicing shad often results in a strike.  As for your dogs, my little Westie gets excited, too.  But, she's not interested in jumping in after a fish.  Her short legs and dense body make her a lousy swimmer and she knows it. :)
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 11:21:12 AM »
We used to fish Lake Mead just for the Striped Bass boils, they are a load of fun. Last week when we were fishing in Utah I caught a 1#-3# Rainbow on each of three consecutive casts...I thought I had gone to heaven for a moment.
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 11:24:52 AM »
We loved the shad boils on Lake Shasta when we lived in Redding.  Tom pulled some nice silver salmon out of those boils.

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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 11:34:39 AM »
Aye, lots of fun, but requires little skill. When I took the dogs out on the bass boat a few days ago, they got excited at anything in the water.

I'm eagerly awaiting my next trout fishing trip in the Eastern Sierras. I happened to show a visitor my 'new' fishing closet a few days ago and, seeing my fly rods, got all excited.
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 08:38:53 PM »
Aye, lots of fun, but requires little skill. When I took the dogs out on the bass boat a few days ago, they got excited at anything in the water.

I'm eagerly awaiting my next trout fishing trip in the Eastern Sierras. I happened to show a visitor my 'new' fishing closet a few days ago and, seeing my fly rods, got all excited.

I've always told my wife that I am an avid fisherman, no one on earth has ever called me a "Catcher-man". My cost to catch ratio hoovers in the $1,000.00 per pound range. I have spent hours fishing as the guy next to me catches them left and right. Whenever I get the opportunity to cast and catch, I take it...granted though...very little skill required. Makes it perfect for me.
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 12:58:45 AM »
I resemble those remarks  ;D
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 08:11:55 PM »
Tom you explained it just as in real time, Here in  NM  elephant Butt lake  the  strippers boil  rarely. I prefer the white bass over  strippers or walleye.
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 08:29:32 PM »
Back when we lived in RI and had our sailboat we would see that same thing with bluefish.  Amazing sight!
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 08:43:01 PM »
Tom you explained it just as in real time, Here in  NM 
Elephant Butte lake  the  strippers boil  rarely. I prefer the white bass over  strippers or walleye.
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2014, 08:03:45 AM »
I've always told my wife that I am an avid fisherman, no one on earth has ever called me a "Catcher-man". My cost to catch ratio hoovers in the $1,000.00 per pound range. I have spent hours fishing as the guy next to me catches them left and right. Whenever I get the opportunity to cast and catch, I take it...granted though...very little skill required. Makes it perfect for me.

My version of this is...when I golf is that I get more strokes per dollar than any of my opponents ever do!  Perhaps you can turn this around some how!
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Re: Stripers boiling
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2014, 10:00:46 AM »
That is why it is called Fishing...anything else would be called Catching..
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