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Old 03-20-2002, 09:32 AM
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First day of spring

finds me tossin' cookies & dreaming of being on the water.

Can't wait to hook up with our finned friends as well as the forum members.

Should we have a prize for the first legal striper caught (and released!) in Mass by a registered forum member. It has to be documented by someone else, too many shady characters (myself included), maybe by photo?

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Old 03-20-2002, 09:38 AM
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Ah, I see, you have a requirement for the striper being caught in Massachusetts. Is this the home court advantage?
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Old 03-20-2002, 02:15 PM
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Good point, think global - act local right?

OK, then we have to have a standardized size - 32"?

Fish already caught don't count. We need to pick a start date.

Mass, RI, CT?

Caught by a member with more than 5 posts or has been a member for more than 1 month? Need to inspire the lurkers...

Any other ideas?
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Old 03-20-2002, 03:59 PM
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Thumbs up 1st fish

This sounds great. How about 1st legal keeper. I think everyone is at 28 inches. But I can go with 32 inches. Or 34. Or 36....Who cares!?!? I'll be out in the morning if we decide on the rules and a date. Of course, the fish must be caught on a fly tied by the angler.
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Old 03-20-2002, 04:41 PM
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fly tied by the angler... on a rod built by same angler, and while wet wading at least to mid thigh...
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Old 03-20-2002, 04:51 PM
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I vote 4". Oh, you guys are talking about spring stripers. I thought we were talking about THE AMOUT OF SNOW WE ARE GOING TO GET! So much for spring. I can't even go skiing this weekend.
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Old 03-20-2002, 04:57 PM
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I vote 4". Oh, you guys are talking about spring stripers. I thought we were talking about THE AMOUT OF SNOW WE ARE GOING TO GET! So much for spring. I can't even go skiing this weekend.
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Old 03-20-2002, 05:55 PM
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If there is going to be a wet wading requirement, should it be waderless? I'd throw my money behind Striblue (blue lips) then.

One last honest to goodness issue: start time - when?
Sorry Jimmy, I think we need to make it fair to a majority of the striper states - at least the New England states.

Rules so far:
1. 32" fish
2. documented via photo or buddy
3. a member of the forum

The prize will be worth your while.

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Old 03-20-2002, 06:06 PM
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I say the start date corresponds to the first Rip Trip:hehe:
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Old 03-20-2002, 06:26 PM
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Ok Jeff... I go waderless if summertime....I wonder what the prize will be... but we can make it a good one.
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Spring that unsprung!
Woke up at MINUS 26Celsius this morning, high for the day was minus 16...
What Spring?
PS. Will a 32 inch Brown trout count?
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Old 03-20-2002, 06:53 PM
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OK 32 inches works for me. I'm easy.....or was that cheap? (I can't remember what it says on the bathroom wall....)
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Old 03-20-2002, 08:11 PM
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Jimmy...A rose by anyother name should smell as S W E E T as U!

The winning fish ought to at least have horrizontal stripes...
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Now you fellas up in Mass wouldn't be dragging your feet on a start date for this, would you? I have a couple of friends who went pike fishing with conventional gear in some coves of the lower CT River and caught several frisky stripers on Fin-S lures. There arriving in our area and are getting more and more active.

Let's not have any geographical bias!

Seriously, though, maybe we should have a start date that doesn't give us to the south an unfair advantage. How about April 15? Make sure your taxes are in, then go and hook a striper on the long rod? Although if we're to include the entirety of New England we should probably wait until May when some of the stripers arrive in southern Maine (and after our mild winter, they should be there by then).

Just my 2 cents to get the ball rolling for a start date.
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How about a start date of today and have a winner for each state? Of course then we have a multi prize issue or we would need to decide on some kind of a run-off contest.

This way the vagaries of migration speeds and routes will have no effect on the contestants.
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