Ken and Randy joined me for our first exploratory striper trip of the fall. We tractor launched at Russos at 10:00 am to a minus tide slack. Wind was a little stronger than the 10-15 MPH predicted but we decided to pound it west even though Randy had caught a couple in Franks 2 days before. We rolled to Broad Slough and tried to setup at the entrance to the racetrack. Was tough to stay positioned with a strong NW wind and chocolate milk so we ducked inside. In one of the bays inside Sherman Randy gets a look on the fabulous Bone Super Spook and gets batted 4 ft into the air before the fish commits to the relationship. This was in about 3 ft of water so we saw her an easy 10 lber. Unfortunately she popped off. Tried half a dozen spots in SHerman with rattle traps, spooks, punkers, and pointers. Moved to the SJ near Lauritzens and a small slough east of there with a great incoming tide. Moved on to the break for some frogging and got plenty of humps but they would not eat. Blew back to Franks around 4:00 at the end of the tide. Picked up a few to maybe 8 lbs but not wide open by any means.
Some action shots
Note my pole has fallen into the water in above pic. DOH!
A week of cooler weather and things will get interesting!