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Old 07-25-2005, 09:28 AM
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Cool First sleigh ride

I took the kayak out in Niantic Friday evening. I was in a spot that's usually reliable for shad, but the schoolies were out in full force. Suspecting that there might be a few bigger fish around, I changed lines and started to bump the bottom. A thirty inch striper cooperated and proceeded to pull me in circles on the eight weight. Now that was different.

I totaled about ten schoolies, the keeper, and one shad. A chartruese real eel caught most of the fish. Lightening drove me off the water by about 9:30, but I was quite happy for the experience. My confidence with the kayak is growing.
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