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Old 03-05-2021, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Finally $$ well spent on stripers

After 22 years of almost exclusive saltwater fishing I caught my first fish on Granbury this week (channel cat on a crappie jig) then got a guide on Whitney today with a couple of buddies. Guide had been hammering the fish all week and I said my luck would make the bite turn off today. Sure enough it was a struggle. We fished hard for 11 keeper to 27Ē but it was a lot of fun. They sure donít fight like a redfish but still a decent pull.




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Old 03-05-2021, 05:51 PM   #2
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Good stuff! Looks like James Davis boat! I know he guides for striper there. We catch an occasional one on Tawakoni on a crappie jig! Lose 3 to every one we land though I bet!
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:27 PM   #3
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Not sure Iíve ever had money well spent on strippers😳😂
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:07 PM   #4
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Good deal! They’re sure fun to catch!
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:14 PM   #5
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Good to hear ya got on some fish!


There be some fish on that lake you live on. Just gotta know where to go, what to look for. It can be a tough lake. But it's also where I caught my first striper back in 1979, under the old 377 bridge before today's rebuilt bridge. And also not the old Bus 377 bridge. That one striper kept me from becoming a bass fisherman. The older I got, bass fishing just kinda dwindled off after that.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:47 PM   #6
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Not sure Iíve ever had money well spent on strippers😳😂
Yep... I was expecting completely different set of pictures!
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:11 PM   #7
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very nice
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:18 PM   #8
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stripers, thought this was about strippers
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:51 PM   #9
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Yep... I was hoping for a completely different set of pictures!
FIFY, lol,
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:53 PM   #10
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Looks like a good time Chris.
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:38 AM   #11
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Half shell on the pellet smoker sure made for some good eatin last night.
Iím boat shopping now and feel like I learned a lot yesterday so Iím optimistic that I can pull a few of these from Granbury too (TG).
Yes, guide was James Davis. He did say that Granbury is harder due to massive numbers of bait fish and recommended we fish with live bait there versus the artificial we used yesterday.



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Old 03-06-2021, 12:49 PM   #12
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IMO nothing fights like a red--I told a friend it was like hooking up to the back side of a 'Vette and having them hammer down.
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Old 03-06-2021, 01:57 PM   #13
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Waydago! I bet that was fun as hell
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Old 03-06-2021, 02:33 PM   #14
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Nice catch. It's been a thousand years ago but I found Granbury very hard to fish.
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Old 03-06-2021, 09:25 PM   #15
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At first I thought you misspelled “strippers”....nice catch!!
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Old 03-06-2021, 11:10 PM   #16
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Smell like fish.......
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