SW Sound Slam 10/01-10/02 - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2005, 03:58 PM
steelheadmike steelheadmike is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Hudson River, Croton River, Salmon River, CT,RI,MA
Posts: 607
SW Sound Slam 10/01-10/02

Been out beating the water to a froth so I havent posted anything in a while so here it goes.

Sat 10/01: Hit the water at 6:am. As the sun rose around 6:30 we were greeted by 100's of birds and tons of swirling and blitzing in the Norwalk Area. High hopes for Albies were quickly dashed after 2 bite offs and a few Blues Landed. Tons of boats chasing blues like they were made of gold! Left the "herd" to look for the 2nd part of the "Slam" . Hit my secret little spot for a Striper. I can usually eek out atleast 1 decent schoolie from this place if not a half dozen. Sure as I predicted...2 casts and whamo! Nice healthy 6lb schoolie. Now I was 2 down and one to go with 4hrs of fishing left before I had to call it quits. As you all know it could take at least 4hrs to find and land these little speedsters. As luck would have it after 20 or 30 shots we had them with me at the helm my trusty fishing buddy Capt. Paul took the wheel and put me into my first albie of the season on the second cast. The fish was no further than 10ft off the bow. I could see my fly... see the fish darting and slashing at the bait then I saw a green streak, an eyeball and watched as my fly was engulfed right infront of me. Nerve racking to say the least as my flyline ripped off the deck.. I just kept repeating to myself.. STAY CALM! The slam is in the bag if you dont do something stupid. After its initial blistering run and a few minutes of dogging me in 90ft of water the slam was complete. Posed for a few pics and was released unharmed ( except for a small piercing its lip.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-03-2005, 07:22 PM
Penguin's Avatar
Penguin Penguin is offline
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Kape Kodistan, People's Republik of Taxachusetts & Penguinia
Posts: 1,586
Way to go Mike...

'Wish I (we) could say the same...
Jim & Chris Simms, Craig, and I did the South Monomoy Light House Over Night sortie...
Marched like French Foreign Legionaires over and around miles of high dunes...
Shore fished the in's and out's of the well formed Point Rip...
Striped Schnauzers and toothy Blues enough to go around...
False Albies so close but so far...
...20/20 Hind Sight would have had me (us) fishing the BoneClave but...
Would'a Could'a Should'a !!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-04-2005, 10:28 AM
steelheadmike steelheadmike is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Hudson River, Croton River, Salmon River, CT,RI,MA
Posts: 607

The Albert game from the beach is always a tough one. Ive run many o-mile after them to no avail over the years ( 15 to be exact ). I only ever caught them from a boat. I took me a while but about 8 years ago I got a "tub" and I havent looked back yet. Now I run a 20D Maritime loaded for bear with Fly rods and the dreaded spin gear. Not to mention a harpoon gun if they get to picky
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So. County Slam BigDave Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 9 10-05-2004 08:52 AM
Near Slam doogue Warmwater flyfishing 1 04-29-2004 06:39 PM
Montauk Slam Brad Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 0 09-15-2003 08:47 AM
Slam Brad The Quintessential Trout 4 09-18-2002 07:36 PM
Rhody Slam... jeffg Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 6 09-25-2001 12:30 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)