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Old 08-11-2009, 12:22 PM
Tom Hughes Tom Hughes is offline
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Staying on Active Stripers and Bluefish
I was joined by Tom Holtmann yesterday who wanted to fly fish for striped bass and bluefish on the ___ Chesapeake Bay. We launched out of ___ , and after checking out ___ Point, we ran ___east to ___ Point. We came across a large school of striped bass where the water depth changed from ___ to ___. These 3 fish finding pictures will show you how we stayed on this school of nice stripers for over a 2 hour period before moving on.

One of Many Stripers Caught by Tom 'on the fly' Yesterday
Upon first arrival the stripers were stacked up in __ feet of water. We followed them as they moved__.

The Following 3 Pictures Show the Movement of this Large School of Stripers
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Equipment Used (Orvis)Rod - 9 weight Helios
Reel - Battenkill Large Arbor, V
Fly Line - Generation 3, Density Compensated, Sinking, Class V Sink Rate and Striper, Wonderline, Generation 3 Floating
Leader - Mirage 20# Fluorocarbon (sinking line) Mirage, All Purpose Big Game, 9', 20# (floating line)

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Keep the leader 48" long with using sinking fly line. This way the fly will hit the bottom swiftly and will not float up upon retrieve.

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